GateWay of Hope
801 N. Mur-Len, Ste 111
Olathe KS 66062
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 393-4283
Mission Statement
To lead women to discover hope, pursue healing and live in wholeness through counseling, coaching, and groups.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Dacia L. Moore MA, LPC, NCC
Board Chair Ms. Janice Love
Board Chair Company Affiliation Swope Health Services
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer GateWay of Hope accepts donations via our secure website, via check or bank draft, or using your credit card through paypal or square.  
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
To lead women to discover hope, pursue healing and live in wholeness through counseling, coaching, and groups.
Background Statement
GateWay of Hope, a non-profit organization, was established in 2006, with a mission to help women ranging in age from teens to 70’s from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. GateWay provides mental health counseling, coaching and support groups for women who struggle with issues such as trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety. Women are helped individually and in groups to learn new coping strategies so they can live happier, healthier lives and become stronger. Stronger women equate to stronger families.
One of the most incomparable aspects of GateWay of Hope is the continuum of services that are available to women.
Impact Statement
GateWay of Hope’s vision is to help women transform their lives and create new legacies through mental health counseling, support groups, and life coaching.
Donors to GateWay of Hope help women become stronger which helps children, families and the community. Successes are illustrated by a firm commitment to putting building blocks of a strong, sustainable foundation in place such as:
  • Hired a full-time Executive Director. The co-founder served as the Executive Director and Director of Counseling. A full-time Executive Director was needed to support the organization beyond the start-up/ incubation stage. The first full-time Executive Director was hired in October 2015.
  • Moved and expanded office space. GateWay had outgrown its office space. In October 2015, larger office space was acquired which is well lit, easy to find, handicapped accessible and double the square footage.
  • Celebrated 10 years in operation. While many businesses and other non-profits have closed their doors in less than ten years, GateWay of Hope survived the recession and, continues to be a beacon of Hope to women.
The top goals for the current year are:
  • To double the number of women served. Many women struggle with mental health issues, which, if left un-diagnosed and untreated, impact all areas of her life; her children, significant relationships and her work will be affected. Women need GateWay of Hope.
  • To hire a Development Director. Staffing in this area will enable GateWay to continue building a solid foundation that will support anticipated growth.
Needs Statement
The most pressing needs of GateWay of Hope are:
  • GRANT FUNDING to diversify and strengthen revenue streams.
  • MONTHLY DONOR SUPPORT to sustain the programs and general operating expenses of GateWay.
  • VOLUNTEERS to support GateWay operations and client outreach.
  • MARKETING to educate women about available services.
  • CHARITABLE GIVING from churches and businesses in unrestricted dollars to ensure the highest quality of service to women
Service Categories
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
MO - Clay County
MO - Jackson County
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Since 2006, GateWay of Hope has been helping women through life’s challenges. Whether it is challenging due to divorce, the death of a spouse or child, or leaving an abusive relationship, GateWay’s counseling staff helps women navigate the ups and downs of life. GateWay’s life coaches help women chart a new course or strengthen the path they’re on, and group support lets women know they are not alone in their struggles; that other women understand and walk beside them along their journey.
GateWay’s success, since 2006, has led to growth, and along with growth comes challenges. What began in a small, crowded space with two counseling rooms and a group room large enough for just ten women has evolved into a beautiful, peaceful, safe space where women can feel supported, heard and understood. Therein lays the challenge. GateWay has grown, more women are being served, and additional staffing is required to meet the need.
For ten years GateWay has been supported by private donations and counseling fees. Increasing capacity now calls for capacity building grants and larger donations. GateWay has moved beyond a grass roots organization into a growing non-profit with a larger presence in the community serving more women than ever before. GateWay’s founder now oversees a growing counseling staff, and in 2015, the first full-time executive director began, who is taking the organization to the next level of growth. Even the board of directors has increased from five to nine men and women who are strategically charting the course to the future.
I was first drawn to GateWay in 2011 when asked to facilitate a ten-week support group. The topic was and continues to be, relevant to every woman, and requests for the group grew to the point where a waiting list put many women on hold for several months. I led two and then three groups each year for six years. I joined the board of directors in 2013, and have completed my third year as board president. It is rewarding to see how far we’ve come in such a short period of time and to hear women share their stories of changed lives because they found hope at GateWay.
My desire is that many will visit our offices in Olathe and experience the peaceful, serene setting that many have come to call their GateWay of Hope!
Our program uses a 3-pronged approach: counseling, support groups, and coaching.
  • Counseling - Licensed mental health professionals or counseling interns work with clients to identify goals and solutions to problems causing emotional turmoil, improve coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, and optimize mental health.
  • Coaching - Life coaching is a synergistic relationship between a life coach and a client designed to tap into the clients’ full potential. Life coaches offer an objective perspective, accountability and enthusiastic support. Life coaching helps a client look to the future and move forward with confidence.
  • Support Groups - Support groups act as a sounding board or reality check for women. Participants give each other feedback and can help to improve social skills, ease a sense of isolation and teach a person about themselves. Groups normally meet weekly and are held on relevant topics at different times throughout the year.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Females
Short-Term Success
All women struggle with something. At GateWay of Hope, they can get help to overcome life’s obstacles with our 3-pronged program. We identify outcomes to determine behavioral changes and assess the level of care provided using:
Initial Assessments and/or Pre-tests
  • A starting point to measure knowledge
  • Inform counselor/coach of client’s state of mind
  • An indicator for intervention
Post assessments and/or post-tests
  • Measure effects of counseling and coaching
  • Analyze appropriateness and effectiveness of intervention
  • Recognize needed additional help
Other outcomes include:
  • Decrease in negative mental health symptoms
  • Crying spells & symptoms of depression
  • Fewer days missed from work
  • An increase in number of days of positive mental health
  • Improved feelings of hopefulness; more initiative and self-motivation
  • Increase in economic stability; a reduction in absenteeism
  • Fewer doctor visits
  • Improved relationships with family members
Long-Term Success
The overall goal for women served by GateWay of Hope is to have positive and enduring mental health with the capacity of achieving a better quality of life. We want our women to make transformational and meaningful progress, not only for themselves but, for their children, their spouses, their extended families and their community.
Program Success Monitored By
Measured success of our program based on results from client satisfaction and group surveys. Also, pre-and post-assessments measure the progress of each client’s treatment plan. Information gathered is used to ensure that quality care is provided, and to make effective changes where needed.
Furthermore, GateWay tracks the number of referrals received annually. Counseling, coaching and support group participants are often referred to us from various sources:
  • Forty-one percent (41%) of clients come from a friend who has had services at GateWay
  • Ten percent (10%) are referred by a current GateWay participant
  • Twenty-eight percent (28%) are referred by a local church partner such as: Olathe Bible Church, Christ Community, Word of Life Church, Second Baptist Church of Olathe, Oakridge Baptist Church, Sheffield Family Life Center as well as others
  • Twenty-one percent (21%) of referrals come from another source, such as doctor’s office or other therapists
Examples of Program Success
“You continually live up to your name and truly lead me to hope. No one realizes how important hope is until you lose it. I heard a quote recently, ‘Our lives will get better if we just hold on to hope.’ I thought this was so fitting for you because I feel that is exactly the direction you point me. Thank you for all you do and the hope you will continue to provide.”
“Thank you for not giving up on me.”
This is just an example as to how GateWay of Hope has helped women throughout the years to restore hope, discover inner strength, and reclaim their lives. Stronger women equate to stronger families and communities.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Dacia L. Moore MA, LPC, NCC
Term Start Oct 2015
Dacia Moore is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University, and is a National Board-Certified Counselor. She comes to GateWay with a wealth of knowledge in business and marketing that is currently leading the organization to a new level of growth. Ms. Moore has served as an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community Colleges and Webster University. Before joining GateWay of Hope, Moore successfully ran her own practice, Second Wind Counseling & Consulting for ten years. There she provided counseling, coaching services and professional development training. Ms. Moore was a national speaker & trainer with National Seminars, teaching enlightening topics on Emotional Intelligence and Handling Multiple Priorities throughout the country. Dacia is an accomplished author of several books, book chapters and articles.
Senior Staff
Title Co-Founder & Director of Counseling
Experience/Biography Ms. Simon has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Mid-America Nazarene University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas. Simon is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Ms. Simon counsels’ women in the areas of depression, grief, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); with a great interest in helping those diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.) cope with the effects of severe trauma and abuse. Simon assiduously works to provide a safe and confidential haven for women in ministry (i.e. pastors, leaders, staff and wives). Her mission is to see all women reach their full divine potential.
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Paid Contractors 1
Volunteers 32
Retention Rate 79%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 6
Male 0
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Janice Love
Company Affiliation Swope Health Services
Term July 2018 to June 2019
Board Members
Sandy ClipshamDisposable Instruments
Alex HowardAdvantage Counseling
Ms. Mary JonesMid-America Nazarene University
Sharon LatimerRubinBrown CPA
Ms. Janice LoveSwope Health Services
Mr. Mike McGowanBlue River Technology Consulting
Ms. Dacia L. MooreGateWay of Hope Ministries
Cheryl WrightDarda Human Resources
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 89%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $252,990
Projected Expenses $249,962
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$182,990$234,488$196,832
Administration Expense$30,787$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.960.73
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$23,080$24,619$34,546
Current Assets$23,080$24,619$31,838
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$23,080$24,619$34,546
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Olathe Bible Church $7,520
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Other Documents
Organization Name GateWay of Hope
Address 801 N. Mur-Len, Ste 111
Olathe, KS 66062
Primary Phone (913) 393-4283
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Dacia L. Moore MA, LPC, NCC
Board Chair Ms. Janice Love
Board Chair Company Affiliation Swope Health Services
Year of Incorporation 2006