Gate of Hope Ministries International concentrates its activities in the Louisville, KY metro area where there is a relatively large refugee population from east Africa including:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
We believe that education is the key to success for the next generation. We advocate and encourage educational attainment among refugee children. Our focus is on having a positive impact on children today and giving them hope for tomorrow.
We provide refugees a dedicated sponsor to work directly with their family unit to support and encourage everyone in the household.
English as a second language (ESL) tutoring
We encourage immigrants to focus on English as a second language in order to strengthen communication skills among refugees, including youth and adults.
We advocate for refugee children and their families as they assimilate into the school system and set up every child for academic success.
We encourage the brokenhearted by providing a skilled listening ear to the traumatized. Counseling is the key to healing.
We give hope and healing to families through professional, Christ-centered therapy. We focus on the whole family and the whole person, addressing spiritual, physical and mental aspects of health and well being.
Also, we give hope and healing to individual refugees who have experienced trauma and suffer symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Counseling sessions are private and tailored to the individual’s needs.
We empower individuals and families to meet their basic needs and build meaningful relationships in the community through various projects. Gate of Hope provides healthy living classes and training for the workforce, as well as skill development in many other areas.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Gate of Hope supports refugees who are interested in becoming U.S. citizens. They help them with English language skills, learning more about the United States, and support them with their Immigration paperwork.
Vehicles are needed for refugees who are determined to work and support their families in their new surroundings. Vehicle donations provide a tax write-off for the donor and countless benefits for the refugee who, in addition to working, may be taking children to school, attending church, or shopping for groceries.
Refugees who are adapting to a new climate and culture often need to clothe an entire family. Gate of Hope recently opened up a Clothes Closet at Beechmont Baptist Church, where refugees can find clothing at minimal or no cost and near their neighborhoods.