1992


BREAKTHROUGH FOUNDED ON NORTH SIDE OF CHICAGO

Arloa Sutter begins to serve coffee to adults experiencing homelessness, inspiring a movement to serve the city’s most vulnerable.

1993


CLEANSTREET JOBS PROGRAM LAUNCHES

1995


FIRST HOUSING PROGRAM FOR MEN

This program is the catalyst for Breakthrough’s housing initiatives.

2000


WOMEN'S CENTER OPENS AND PROGRAMING EXPANDS TO SERVE YOUTH & FAMILIES IN EAST GARFIELD PARK

Breakthrough grows programs for homeless adults and responds to the needs of the community through providing education and youth development activities

2008


MEN'S CENTER GRAND OPENING

Breakthrough’s growth becomes focused on a 40-block zone

2009


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM LAUNCHES

2010


PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING EXPANSION

2014


NEW FRESH MARKET FACILITY OPENS

Fresh Market has its own space after five years of serving food to the community

2015


FAMILYPLEX GRAND OPENING

Inspired by local teens, the FamilyPlex is realized and is the catalyst to expand youth programs

2016


FAMILY HOUSING PROGRAM LAUNCHES

2017


VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE BEGINS