GateWay Services :: FAQ’s
Below you’ll find a listing of our most frequently asked questions. Please contact us if we may be of assistance.
Below you’ll find a listing of our most frequently asked questions.
Is GateWay a state or government agency?
GateWay is not a government or public corporation. It is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is registered with Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services Bureau of Commercial Services.
What special training does staff have?
All GateWay program staff receive training in Safety, CPR, First Aid, Behavior Modification and Crisis Management, Limited English Proficiency, Person-Centered Planning, Diversity, and Recipient Rights. Specific training for staff depends on the requirements of the position. For example, some staff positions may require a professional degree or certifications. Throughout the year staff receive opportunities to increase their skills and to maintain industry-best practices.
Are people paid for the work they do at GateWay?
Individuals who are enrolled in the vocational training program or skill building program are paid in accord with the Department of Labor regulations. GateWay holds a sub-minimum wage certificate and generally pays individuals according to their level of productivity. The wage paid for a specific job is determined by a Community Prevailing Wage Survey.
Is transportation available for GateWay programs?
GateWay does not provide transportation to our programs, but we may refer you to Dial-A-Ride, Berrien Bus, or Medic 1. Generally, individuals set up their transportation if they are not receiving coordination through a funding agency such as Riverwood or Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS).
What staff will I work with at GateWay?
You will have a Program Assistant at GateWay to help put your person-centered plan into action and to ensure that your goals are achieved or maintained. GateWay staff follows the person-centered plan that has been developed by you and your primary service provider such as Riverwood Center or Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS).
What will this cost me?
Cost of services depends on which service is requested. Many of our services are funded through programs such as Medicaid. Others are funded by state and local agencies such as Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) or Michigan Works. Some programs which are recreational in nature may have a service fee attached if no other funding source is available. GateWay is a United Way Partner Agency and receives funds for certain programs along with grants for special projects.
How do I get into GateWay?
Usually the first step is to contact your primary service provider such as Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) or Riverwood. Tell them what you want to do. They may help you develop a plan to obtain what you need.