Breakthrough Urban Ministries demonstrates the compassion of Christ by providing neighborhood-based holistic services that empower individuals, families and urban communities to overcome poverty, addiction and isolation.


If you’re interested in Breakthrough, find out more about us by looking at our eight “Core Values”:

  1. God
  2. People
  3. Relationships
  4. Redemption
  5. Structure
  6. Collaboration
  7. Community
  8. Racial Justice

Based in Chicago, Breakthrough was founded on the north side of the city, but now operates programs on the city’s west side. These include homeless centers and services for men and women, a street outreach to women in prostitution, and a youth & family outreach program.

Our growing campus is in East Garfield Park, a neighborhood on Chicago’s west side. This community has seen lots of change over the years. Some of it has been difficult. We appreciate the rich cultural heritage here, and we value the great potential of working with our neighbors to create positive change.

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things…so that no one may boast before him.”