The Gateway Community Center is a human services campus located in the former Gateway West Mall that provides services to residents from every community in Flathead County.
This facility provides a unique opportunity to bring together nonprofit service providers to better meet the needs of clients who currently have to search for services scattered throughout the greater Kalispell area.
This campus positively impacts the agencies housed here by collaborating services and increasing visibility.
The Center is within walking distance of the Office of Public Assistance, Child & Adult Protective Services, Family Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation. The Samaritan House (homeless shelter), American Red Cross, Social Security office, Community Garden, and two Veterans Centers are located within a 2-6 block radius.
The nonprofit agencies currently operating from this campus service approximately 1,700 clients per month. It is estimated this will increase to over 2,000 clients per month once the remaining space is leased to nonprofit agencies.
Four community meeting rooms are available to nonprofit organizations and have been used by over 64 different community groups Hundreds of citizens and volunteers from across Flathead County attend training and meetings in these facilities.
Proximity to clients, abundant parking and convenient public transportation are some of the other attractive amenities of this facility.
When a building transforms a community by creating opportunities, responding to unmet needs and providing direct services it becomes a center for community change.