In 2016, the Gaston Faith Network joined the Gaston County Family YMCA. With this merger the Gaston Faith Network will continue the Resource Connection Gateway and other programs. The YMCA gained a chaplain, Dwayne Burks, who serves as the Director of Social Responsibility.

Resource Connection Gateway Portal

The goal of the Resource Connection Gateway is a way to connect those in need to the resources to break the cycle and get ahead. Anyone can make a referral.

Click HERE to request assistance through the Resource Connection Gateway Portal.


NetworX has one simple goal: to help families break free of the chains of poverty, live better lives, and free themselves from dependence on government assistance to make ends meet. This is a free multi-session program offered throughout Gaston County.

Program Focus:

Parenting with Patience
Communication Skills
Healthy Living
Personal Financial Health
Furthering Education
Developing Career Resources
Employment and Employ-ability Support
Personal Life Goals

For more information or to register for an upcoming session please contact Dwayne Burks at or call/text 704.860.2957