The Gain Access Program or GAP provides homeless children with the opportunity to obtain life skills they may or may not
have been exposed to consistently. Providing a safe, fun enviroment rich with nuturing and acceptance, our goal is to
increase the confidence, education and self-sufficiency of the homeless children in our community. We are filling in the
gap to transition the homeless child into becoming a productive and successful young adult.
Services provided at the Gain Access Program:
- Children are provided individualized tutoring services, homework assistance and social and recreational opportunities.
- GAP is an after school program for homeless children and according to studies: After school accelerated learning programs supplement
the education of students and allows them to catch up with their peers; recreation programs enhance the children's creativity and
- GAP teaches faith based lesson plans that are fun and informational. These lessons focus on God's love for all children as well as
basic principles of the Bible.
- Children learn self-confidence in a comfortable learning environment and learn positive coping mechanisms for dealing with family crisis.
- GAP provides beneficial individual case management for homeless children.
Did you know:
- The average age of a homeless child in America is 6 years old
- Children and families make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
- Homeless children are twice as likely to repeat a grade in school.
- One in ten homeless students miss at least one month of school each year.
- Homeless children suffer from three times as many GI disorders and twice as many hospitalizations as
- Almost one-half of homeless school-aged children have witnessed domestic violence.
- Statistics from homesfromthehomeless.com
Ways you can help:
- Financial Donations are always needed.
- In-Kind Donations - Food and supplies.
- Volunteers are always needed and play a vital role in the success of GAP.