We opened in 1976 with two houses and four staff.

In 1976, we opened our doors as the Apostolic Christian Children's Home (ACCH). Then in 1989, the ministry had opened up other services outside of just a home for children so a necessary move to change the name was realized. Thus, we became Gateway Woods.

We've been on the same acreage in Leo, Indiana for all of our 40+ years and continue to be blessed as we watch God grow Gateway Woods to be valued in the Leo and Grabill communities, as well as the greater Fort Wayne area. 

Scroll below to get a snapshot of our history.

2017

Gateway Woods updates their logo.

2016

Gateway Woods celebrates 40 years of service.

2016

AdoptionGateway.org, new adoption service brand.

2015

Gateway Woods hosts first Hog & Jog.

2015

Gateway Woods starts LARC Program.

2014

Gateway Woods starts Gateway Farms.

2014

Gateway Woods Adoption Program opens in Illinois.

2011

Gateway Woods celebrates 35 years of service.

2009

Fifth house Pine House opens.

2007

Fourth House Cypress House opens.

2006

Gateway Woods celebrates 30 years of service.

2005

Gateway Woods starts Teen Mom Residential Program.

2002

Gateway Woods opens new on-ground school.

2001

Gateway Woods starts the Adoption Program.

2001

Gateway Woods celebrates 25 years of service.

1998

Gateway Woods starts the Home Based Program.

1997

Gateway Woods starts the Education Program.

1996

Gateway Woods celebrates 20 years of service.

1994

Illinois Gateway Woods Family Services opens.

1991

Gateway Woods celebrates 15 years of service.

1989

Gateway Woods starts the Foster Care Program.

1989

ACCH changes name to Gateway Woods.

1988

Maple House (New House) opens.

1986

ACCH celebrates 10 years of service.

1981

ACCH celebrates five years of service.

1979

ACCH starts Child & Family Counseling Program.

1976

Hickory House (East House) opens.

1976

Oak House (West House) opens.

1976

Gateway Woods hosts first Auction.

1976

ACCH starts the Residential Program.

What We Do

Gateway Woods offers Christ-centered family services.

Who We Are

Gateway Woods has a Christian staff and culture.

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