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Partnering with local residents comprehensively to reduce violence and restore 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 restore hope in the community by creating opportunities for residents most at risk of violence to pursue a safe, stable, and engaged East Garfield Park.

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OUTREACH SERVICES

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

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

2021 Violence Prevention Staff Member 3

CASE MANAGEMENT

Partnering with victims of violence in our community through long-term, wrap-around support

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

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