Gatehouse set to open to families soon

The Gatehouse at Grapevine, a women and children's neighborhood shelter, located at 2557 Stone Myers Parkway, will be receiving its first tenants in March. When completely constructed the project will house 96 families, consisting of women and children who are fleeing or attempting to recover from a dangerous situation, carrying a debt load or in need of counseling.

Founder Lisa Rose said the development will feature four neighborhoods that are composed of 24 one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,000 square feet to 1,600 square feet.

"We are two-thirds of the way complete with construction, and neighborhoods 1 and 2 should be complete by February," she said. Neighborhoods 3 and 4 are expected to be complete by early summer.

Women can now fill out a referral form to live at the Gatehouse

As of December, Rose said 10 families have been adopted, 300 volunteers trained and 160 people are on the training list. The nonprofit is still in need of donations and volunteers.

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.