Breakthrough demonstrates the compassion of Christ by partnering with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity.
Breakthrough began as an emergency shelter at First Evangelical Free Church on Chicago’s North Side in 1992. In 2000, Breakthrough relocated to East Garfield Park on Chicago’s West Side, expanded services for homeless adults, and began to serve youth and families. Breakthrough has been faithfully working toward its mission for nearly 30 years and God has used Breakthrough to fulfill many needs in the community.
Breakthrough Urban Ministries demonstrates the compassion of Christ by partnering with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity. Breakthrough serves over 13,000 local residents at five facilities through the integration of wraparound support services. These services include housing; youth and educational development; health and wellness; community economic development; violence prevention; and spiritual formation. Breakthrough believes this integrated approach will break the cycles of poverty in East Garfield Park.