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Partnering with local residents comprehensively to reduce violence and increase hope in our community

Breakthrough provides a long-term, comprehensive approach to reducing violence in Chicago for adolescents and adults ages 13+. Through prevention, intervention, and restoration, Breakthrough’s Violence Prevention team works year-round to increase hope in the community by creating opportunities for residents most at risk of violence to pursue a safe, stable, and engaged East Garfield Park.

2020 Violence Prevention Block Party Outreach Workers 2 2


Spreading the message of peace through authentic relationships, conflict mediation, street-level intervention, and connections to services


NyEdra Turner, Associate Director, Outreach Services

2021 Violence Prevention Team Violence Prevention Center 2


Offering year-round, on-call support and crisis services for victims of violence in our community


Tashee Poplous, Associate Director, Victim Services and Case Management

2021 Violence Prevention Staff Member 3


Partnering with individuals to create peace in our community through long-term, wrap-around support


Alantha Miles, Victim Services Coordinator

Breakthrough’s work is in partnership with Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P), a city-wide violence reduction strategy that creates a multi-disciplinary, community-based response to gun violence in Chicago, convened by Metropolitan Family Services.



people served


individuals received case management services


safe space events held throughout the year in the Garfield Park community

Latest Stories
Case Management Supports Participant's Path to Stability 4

Case Management Supports Participant’s Path to Stability

Local resident Kenyatta accessed resources to reach her goals with the partnership of case management.

Our Chicago: Street outreach workers face danger, violence, study says 5

Our Chicago: Street outreach workers face danger, violence, study says

Senior Director of Violence Prevention Damien Morris joined ABC 7 Chicago to talk about the important work of street outreach and recent studies.

Breakthrough on 'Real Chicagoans' 6

Breakthrough on ‘Real Chicagoans’

Host Brandon Pope sat down with Executive Director Yolanda Fields, Senior Director of Violence Prevention Damien Morris, and Victim Advocate Quentin…

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