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Fostering financial and community wellness in East Garfield Park

Breakthrough’s Economic Opportunity Center provides education, work experience, and supportive services so that Garfield Park residents can be economically stable and strong community contributors.

Breakthrough provides services across 5 key domains that meet residents where they are at on their personal financial journey.

Employment

We provide assistance with job training, career development, career placement, and job retention support.

Financial Coaching

We support residents to increase their financial literacy, develop savings, improve net worth and provide access to financial products.

Income Support

We help residents get access to the benefits they are eligible for, which increases their income.

Housing

We provide housing education and coaching so that residents can become homeownership ready.

Small Business

We help launch small businesses through education and coaching

Partners
Impact

100

people served

58%

of participants find employment

57%

of participants retained employment

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Kajaria Johnson helping guests with employment opportunity information at Breakthrough's Workforce Development Career Fair developing skills goals

Developing Skills, Chasing Goals

Breakthrough's employment services assists our guest in developing skills and chasing goals as they work towards economic stability and…


Men's Center

402 N St Louis

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

Women's Center

3330 W Carroll Ave

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

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