The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless reports that there are 21,000 homeless people in Chicago on any given night. While to many, those 21,000 are "invisible," their plight is one that Breakthrough has taken notice of since 1992.
Breakthrough offers a new model for homeless services. We are intentional about treating every person in need with dignity and respect, so they receive much more than a bed to sleep in—they receive the tools necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
Breakthrough operates a men's and a women's transitional housing shelter in East Garfield Park. Both facilities first aim to meet immediate needs of food and shelter. Guests receive a toiletry kit, a space to shower and are granted access to laundry facilities. Once the basic needs are addressed, guests receive on-site primary and mental health care, employment training and housing search assistance and placement.
We aim to move people from crisis to stability with our Permanent Supportive Housing Program, Employment and Behavioral Health programs through our trauma-informed service delivery model. We go to great lengths to identify individuals within our community who are ready for employment yet lack the proper guidance, coaching or networks to become gainfully employed.
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