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HOW IT STARTED : our STORY
character building activities, daily devotional, and a nutritious meal.
In January 2018, Gabriel’s House began a partnership with Fair Baptist Church and Empire Public Schools. This partnership allows Gabriel’s House to provide programming to Pre-K through 5th grade students within the Empire Public Schools. Our Empire program currently operates out of Fair Baptist Church.
In 2019, our team began diligently working to increase the impact Gabriel’s House has on the Stephens County community. A partnership with Comanche Public Schools and Patterson Avenue Baptist Church formed, which allowed programming to be brought to students within the Comanche Public School system. Gabriel’s House is now available at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church to Comanche Students in Pre-K through 5th grade.
Within recent years, Gabriel’s House expanded numerous times to better serve students in Stephens County. Our team hopes to continue to create new ways to serve families and students at a greater capacity!
Since 1998, Gabriel’s House has provided a safe, affordable and nurturing after school environment for children within the Stephens County community. When our program started we operated out of a small house located across the street from one of the Duncan elementary schools. The program eventually expanded to three homes serving three different elementary schools within Duncan Public Schools. Each location had the ability to serve twelve children.
In 2014, Gabriel’s House partnered with Duncan Public Schools in an attempt to serve more children and we began to operate within the three school buildings. This move came with its hardships as we were less visible to the public which in turn cost us funding, volunteers, and enrollment. To address these issues, Gabriel’s House moved once again in June 2015. Our program now operates out of one central location allowing us to serve all five elementary schools in the Duncan Public Schools system. Each day students are transported to Gabriel’s House via DPS school buses. Programming consists of a snack, homework assistance,