Helping people break through the cycle of poverty and mental illness.
Breakthrough, formerly Episcopal Social Services, is a broad-based social services organization serving under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Since our founding in 1983, we’ve unfailingly met the changing need of the homeless, unemployed, underemployed, and those struggling with mental illness through our employment assistance program, our representative payee program, our Clubhouse, and our cherished public breakfast program.
OUR MISSION IS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE POOR AND MENTALLY ILL IN WICHITA
The mission of Breakthrough is to meet the needs of those in Wichita and the surrounding communities who struggle with poverty and mental illness, providing them with resources and safe communities in order to help them break through these vicious cycles. We do this by:
- Building bridges to the community for those struggling with poverty through meaningful employment, financial stability, and a model of community support.
Feeding the hungry in our community and engaging them in fulfilling volunteer activities.
- Operating a community mental health program based on the internationally-recognized Clubhouse model.
- Developing shared knowledge about recovery from mental illness.
- Collaborating with others to inspire and teach organizations in Kansas to use the Clubhouse model.
- Modeling values of kindness, respect, compassion, and perseverance.