CAREER TRACK

A pathway to a brighter future that starts with you.

About the Career Track

If you’re a single woman who is unemployed or underemployed due to recent or potential divorce, separation or death of a spouse, the Career Track can help you focus on building your career and equipping you to create a foundation for permanent self-sustainability.

While working on your career, you’ll receive:
  • A fully furnished rent-free spacious apartment for you (and your children) on our gated campus in Grapevine, Texas with ample parking and 24/7 security (living on our campus is required while in our Program)
  • Access to campus amenities including a large playground, sport court, stocked fishing pond, outdoor grilling and picnic area
  • Resources such as childcare, legal assistance, basic medical care, counseling and more based on need
  • A team of experts who strategize and encourage you as you work towards your long-term goals and prepare for your career
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Develop Your Career

While in our program, work full-time, preferably in your chosen career field, to establish a long-term career-based income.

Achieve Your Goals

Address barriers and set goals through your Personal Empowerment Plan with the support of trusted experts.

Build Your Skills

Participate in all Gatehouse Program requirements, including weekly coaching sessions, skills classes and groups and following Community Safety Rules.

Engage Your Kids

Ensure your children are fully engaged in the Family Life Program, including attending weekly counseling sessions, if applicable and for eligible children.
Preschool-aged children attend full-time childcare at our early learning childcare academy and school-age children attend Grapevine ISD schools.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for admissions, you must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • You are a woman 21 years or older, single or in the process of becoming single
  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident fluent in English
  • You are currently living in the DFW metroplex (see FAQs for more information about qualifying counties)
  • You are with or without dependent children (up to two children, at least 1 year old and up to a senior in high school; you must have legal custody of your dependent children who will be residing with you and they must be eligible to live in Tarrant County)
  • You have at least a high school diploma or GED
  • You have no active addictions with sustained sobriety for at least the last three years (including no smoking, vaping, or tobacco use)
  • You can provide a valid driver’s license and have a reliable vehicle
  • You are ready, willing and able to work full-time with an uninterrupted ability to work (not actively on disability, workman’s compensation, retired or pregnant)
  • You have the ability to produce a family-sustaining wage 
  • You are not planning to pursue entrepreneurial goals, including business startup, during enrollment in the Gatehouse Career Track
  • You are not currently in school or planning to enroll while in The Gatehouse Career Track Program

Please note: You need to meet ALL of the Minimum Eligibility Requirements listed above for your application to be considered.

Career Track FAQ

Have questions about our Career Track? Get answers to some of the questions most frequently asked.

If you currently live in one of the following counties, you can be considered for admissions into our Program:

Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant or Wise counties.

No, we do not allow pets, Emotional Support Animals (ESA), or therapy animals. However, service animals as defined by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines are permitted. Under the ADA service animal provisions, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do specific work or perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability. The animal must be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability and the task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Animals that provide emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA.

Because Grapevine has limited public transportation options, it is the responsibility of the Member to possess or obtain her own vehicle. 

Although apartments are equipped with wireless internet, it is the Member’s responsibility to brainstorm alternate methods of connection in the case that an internet outage occurs (i.e. hotspot, coworking space, etc). No outside furniture (desk, filing cabinet, etc) is permitted inside the Gatehouse’s furnished apartments.

Dependent children ages 1 year old to senior in high school are eligible to reside at The Gatehouse (see “Minimum Requirements” section for more details). If selected for this Track, upon entry into the Program, you must have legal custody of your children who will be residing with you and they must be eligible to live in Tarrant County.

All children are required to attend school and/or full-time daycare outside of the apartment. The Gatehouse is located within the GCISD (Grapevine-Colleyville) school district. For daycare and after-school care, childcare is provided through our early learning academy partner.