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Partnering with residents to improve health outcomes through education and resources

Ages 18+

Community health is a non-clinical approach to improving health, preventing disease, and reducing health disparities in Garfield Park. By building trusting relationships, the Community Health Worker acts as a laison between the community member and medical system, works to overcome barriers, and provides connections to comprehensive services. Breakthrough also provides educational opportunities to learn about the factors in our lives that affect our health.

Do you live in the following zip codes?
60608, 60622, 60624, 60639, 60644, 60612, 60623, 60634, 60642, 60651

Have you experienced any of the following?
• Diabetes
• Hypertension
• Depression
• Serious Mental Illness
• Substance Use Disorder
• Childhood Trauma

If you answered “yes,” we can help you.


Cheron Massonburg

Chief Program Officer, Housing, Health and Wellness


3334 W Carroll Ave,
Chicago, IL 60624

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of support center guests were connected to additional mental health resources


of transitional housing guests participated in on-site therapy or 1:1 coaching

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Providing Food, Resources and Hope to Chicago’s West Side

With the partnership of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Breakthrough has expanded its health and wellness services, including food access,…

Cornelius Chander, community health worker, leads a training about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and community health work in partnership with the Chicagoland CEAL (Community Engagement Alliance) Program.

Community Health Worker Partners with Neighbors to Improve Quality of Life

As a community health worker, Cornelius builds trusting relationships and provides resources and education to neighbors.

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