Breakthrough Urban Ministries fosters community development in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood by building healthy relationship networks; growing the skills of the men, women, and children they serve; and promoting the transfer of wisdom to the younger generation. In addition to a men’s homeless shelter, a women’s homeless shelter, and a fresh market food pantry, Breakthrough’s FamilyPlex offers the following services to neighborhood residents:

  • Job training
  • Youth Arts & Science Academy
  • Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program
  • Youth Sports & Fitness Academy
  • Breakthrough Beginners Early Childhood Education
  • Bridge Café
  • Fitness center