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 (BTH) has been serving persons with severe and persistent mental illness since 1978. The "flagship" of BTH is the Clubhouse where members support one another in a community of mutual respect. The Clubhouse has no clinical staff and BTH is not reimbursed by Medicare of Medicaid for services provided.
I am a former member of the BTH Board of Directors, but my role now is to provide whatever financial support I can. I know first hand that the bulk of my support will go toward direct services and not to inflated administrative costs.