The Gatehouse

Providing shelter and services as a gateway to independence for our homeless families and individuals

What is Gatehouse?

Since 1997, the Gate House has provided shelter for residents of Montour and Columbia Counties who find themselves without a home. Gate House residents are often facing personal crises--such as abandonment, divorce, illness, or accident such as fire, flood, rent increases, or evictions.

Keeping families together is a major gaol of the Gate House. By providing shelter for both homeless men and women, along with their children, the Gate House enables many homeless families to remain intact during their period of transaction.

The Gate House is located on West Market Street in Danville at the southern entrance to the State Hospital. Our residents are referred to us through various agencies and churches throughout Columbia and Montour Counties.

What We Do

The Gate House can provide a home for four families and eight individuals at one time. In addition to providing shelter, the Gate House seeks to empower our homeless residents to gain independence as quickly as possible. Residents actively works with Gate House staff to identify and work toward goals such as:

Gate house staff also assist residents in navigating the employment and educational opportunities available to them through local services such as Pa Career Link, Central Susquehanna Opportunities , and the Department of Human Services.

How You Can Help


Volunteers help us to extend the work of the Gate House. We've had church youth groups lead activities for the children, Eagle Scouts perform renovation projects, and numerous volunteers help with office work and fund raising events. Join us today in caring for our homeless neighbors.


The Gate House relies on the Columbia and Montour County communities to support our homeless neighbors. Funds are needed for heat, utilities, building costs, staff services, food and supplies. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.