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Spreading the message of peace through authentic relationships, conflict mediation, and connections to services

Ages 13+

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 Garfield Park.

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Outreach Services

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

Contact

Damien Morris

Chief Program Officer, Violence Prevention

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

2021 Violence Prevention Staff Member 3
Case Management

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

Contact

Tashee Poplous

Associate Director, Victim Services and Case Management

Contact
Contact

Damien Morris

Facility

Violence Prevention Center

214 N Homan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60624

Partners
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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

48

individuals served with case management services

29%

drop in shooting victimizations in East Garfield Park last year

Stories
History in the Making: Royce Gives Back to the Community 4

History in the Making: Royce Gives Back to the Community

Royce and the other victim advocates come alongside victims and their families in the most difficult moments.


Op-Ed: Reducing Violence in Garfield Park Requires Community Involvement 5

Op-Ed: Reducing Violence in Garfield Park Requires Community Involvement

In this Chicago Tribune op-ed, Breakthrough's Yolanda Fields and Damien Morris discuss the effectiveness of hyperlocal violence prevention.


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