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Hope for the Future

Friday, July 18, 2014


Earlier this year Lilyfield welcomed the first resident to the Gateway Independent Living Program. The program gives female youth who have aged out of foster care a place where they can pursue a higher education.

We launched our program a few months ago but we are seeing success already. The program allows female youth who have had no support and no hope for the future gain some footing and a chance to change the course of their lives. The goal of the Gateway Program is to empower young women who have aged out of the foster care system to complete their higher education and begin a path of self-sufficiency. One resident shares her experience with the Gateway Program.

My name is Mae. Lilyfield has helped me with so much, along with great attitudes and patience. They helped me pack all my things to move here close to them in Edmond. They helped me apply for healthcare, paid for my food, and let me decorate my room. They only want what’s best for me. They have given me great advice and most importantly are getting me in school. They are helping me find any way they can to pay for my school, so I can go to UCO. It’s the most important thing to me in life, and they are on the same page as me with helping me and treating me no different than any other person. I really appreciate them a whole lot.

Sincerely,
Mae, Gateway Resident



Mae has excelled in the Gateway Independent Living Program and has made it her home. She has her own room where she can study and work on her classes. Mae is a true testament to how the program can provide stability and hope for a brighter future.

Supplies needed for Gateway Home

Friday, April 04, 2014
Lilyfield is excited to announce that the Gateway Independent Living Program is officially off the ground and running! All of the young women we serve have aged out of the foster care system, and are pursuing further education. Many of them struggle to afford some of life’s basic necessities. As we work to serve these young women there are a few things we need.

• Toilet paper
• Paper towels
• Laundry detergent
• Dish Soap
• Basic cleaning supplies (all-purpose cleaner, sponges, etc.)
• Feminine products

We need individuals and small groups to help us meet these needs. Please help us make a difference in the lives of these young women by donating an item or two, or by hosting a donation drive to collect these important supplies.
For more information about Gateway, contact Melody Jones at 405-216-5240 or mjones@lilyfield.org.

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