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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

OUTREACH SERVICES

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

CONTACT

NyEdra Turner, Associate Director, Outreach Services
nturner@breakthrough.org

2021 Violence Prevention Team Violence Prevention Center 2

VICTIM SERVICES

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

CONTACT

Tashee Poplous, Associate Director, Victim Services and Case Management
tpoplous@breakthrough.org

2021 Violence Prevention Staff Member 3

CASE MANAGEMENT

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

CONTACT

Alantha Miles, Victim Services Coordinator
amiles@breakthrough.org

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.

Impact

400+

people served

82

individuals received case management services

60

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

Latest Stories
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Case Management Supports Participant’s Path to Stability

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


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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.


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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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