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Summary

Breakthrough is a nonprofit organization that partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.

Tagline

Our mission begins and ends with people.

Quick Facts

140+

Staff

3,000+

Volunteers

13,000+

Engaged Participants

$9.1M

Annual Budget

Key Leaders

See our Staff Leadership Team

Board Chair

See our Board

Founder

Arloa Sutter
(ar-LO-ah, s-UH-ter)

Dr. Arloa Sutter began Breakthrough in an unused church meeting room to serve coffee and lunch to those experiencing homelessness. By listening to the needs of the community, Arloa’s vision became clear. Over 25 years later, Breakthrough stands as a center of hope for community residents and families on Chicago’s West Side.

40 Block Zone

Breakthrough 40 Block Zone East Garfield Park

Breakthrough focuses on a 40-block zone within the East Garfield Park community on the West Side of Chicago.

Locations

Men's Center

402 N St Louis Ave

Intake/ Support Center HoursMonday-Friday, 9am-3pmexcept 3rd Tuesdays and major holidaysNotary available

Fresh Market

3334 W Carroll Ave

Tuesday, 2-4pmThursday, 10am-2pmSaturday, 10am-noonProduce Day every 4th Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Women's Center

3330 W Carroll Ave

Intake/ Support Center HoursMonday-Friday, 9am-3pmexcept 3rd Tuesdays and major holidaysNotary available

FamilyPlex

3219 W Carroll Ave

Monday-Friday, 7am-10pmSaturday, 9am-4pmSunday: Closed

Violence Prevention Center

214 N Homan Ave

Press Releases

Media Contact

Lindsey Tollefson

Communications Coordinator

(773) 346-1780

ltollefson@breakthrough.org

402 N St. Louis, Chicago, IL, 60624

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