How you can stand with Breakthrough during the COVID-19 crisis

We have made additional adjustments to our volunteer guidelines to accommodate the “Stay at Home” order from the Governor. We will continue to keep our centers open, but to reduce potential exposure to the vulnerable guests, we are requesting alternative ways for donors and volunteers to support our programs.

Come alongside Breakthrough in the following ways:

Cater a Meal

Help support a local restaurant while ensuring the safety of our guests by having it delivered or dropped off. If you drop off a catered meal, we are asking that you hand it off at the door and please don’t come into the building. You can find a list of open dates on our website at If you are interested in this opportunity and want information please email

Donate Meat

Please consider donating chicken, beef, or pork to help us continue to serve well-balanced meals to the community. Donations can be dropped off to 402 N. St. Louis Ave. If you drop off this donation, please hand it off at the door and don’t come into the building.

Donate Supplies

Breakthrough programs are in need of new thermometers, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, and other household products. If you are interested in donating supplies, please drop off or mail to:

Breakthrough Women's Center
3330 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60624

Please check this page regularly for additional volunteer opportunities and contact us if you have any questions about the above opportunities.

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