Victim Advocates Respond to Incidents in the Community with Compassion 1

Victim Advocates Respond to Incidents in the Community with Compassion

Though residents are leading transformation across Chicago, in many communities, individuals and…


Behavioral Health Team Supports Staff During Mental Health Awareness Month 2

Behavioral Health Team Supports Staff During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a national movement to raise awareness and reduce the stigma…


Accelerated Moving Event Connects 26 Participants to Permanent Housing 3

Accelerated Moving Event Connects 26 Participants to Permanent Housing

Though access to housing has always been important for the wellbeing of individuals and…


Bridge of Hope to Breakthrough: Incoming Executive Director Yolanda Fields' Story 4

Bridge of Hope to Breakthrough: Incoming Executive Director Yolanda Fields' Story

It was after choir practice on a Friday evening that Yolanda Fields saw an RV in the church parking…


Fresh Market volunteer distributes groceries to guest

The Fresh Market Meets Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the outbreak of COVID-19 disrupted the day-to-day life for millions of Chicago residents, local…


Violence prevention team organizes block party with neigbors in East Garfield Park

Summer Initiatives Enhance Violence Prevention in East Garfield Park

As Chicago experiences a historic rise in gun violence this summer, Breakthrough is strategically…


staff distribute meals to families at Breakthrough FamilyPlex during COVID-19

Breakthrough Youth Network Cares for Families During COVID-19

Through academic, sports, and arts programs, the Breakthrough Youth Network surrounds young people…


Food delivery by Breakthrough's Violence Prevention street outreach workers during the COVID-19 crisis

Already addressing one public health crisis, Breakthrough’s violence prevention team takes on COVID-19

Breakthrough’s violence prevention team is familiar with public health crises. The team works…


dining room tables and chairs at the Breakthrough Men's Center

The Challenges of Homelessness During COVID-19

While serving those experiencing homelessness, Breakthrough is confronting the challenges of a…


Breakthrough Robotics students with arms around each other, smiling

Robotics Students Address Challenges with Engineering

On Wednesday nights, hours after the school day has ended, several volunteers and middle school…