Mission: "To empower individuals with mental illness to function more independently in their social, living and working environments and to make available decent, safe, and affordable housing for them in Shawnee County."
Results: Breakthrough House, Inc. has been in operation for 38+ years, and has supported thousands of individuals living with a mental illness through the years. Breakthrough House, Inc. is committed to helping consumers reach and remain independent in all facets of their lives, while being there to support our consumers through any peaks and valleys that may be experienced. We are the cushion to their blows, the shelter from the storms in their lives. Breakthrough House is here for our consumers.
Target demographics: individuals with severe and persistant mental illness to lead enriched, independent lives.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 400+ individuals
Geographic areas served: Topeka, Kansas
Programs: a daytime Clubhouse with activities, support, a good lunch; safe & secure residential housing; and a representative payee service to ensure basic needs are met like housing, food and medication.
Breakthrough House plays a major role in helping adults with mental illness lead better and more productive lives. Many of its residents/members would be without any daily resources if BTH did not exist. This is an excellent organization and is a vital part of the non-profit community in Topeka.
Staff are very kind and compassionate. They are also very skilled in dealing with clients that are severely and persistently mentally ill. Breakthrough has several programs to meet the needs of this population such as the clubhouse, housing, and the payee program.
I have been on the BTH Board for a little more than 3 years now. In addition I am serving as Treasurer (3rd term) Very interesting and challenging experience.
Of course our main focus is on financials and the continuing stability of the agency. Given the current economic crisis, this issue is a long on-going discussion which commands most of our efforts.
It has been my good fortune to be able to work with fellow Board members who are both focused and dedicated to helping BTH grow. BTH staff has also been very inovative and hard working. Have much enjoyed the action and challenge.
Breakthrough House is a wonderful place! I feel so priviledged to have the opportunity to help such a great organization! The consumers, staff & supporters are truly amazing. Thank you Breakthrough House!