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Food Ministry

For over 35 years, Breakthrough has served hot lunches to the hungry all over Wichita. In addition, our pantry provides life-giving support each month for those in need and engaging them in meaningful volunteer activities.

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The Clubhouse provides a variety of social and vocational programs, engaging activities and service opportunities, reducing isolation for those living with severe and persistent mental illness and offering support for recovery.

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Payee Programs & Financial Counseling

As operators of the largest Organizational Representative Payee program in Kansas, our team at Breakthrough helps people in distress obtain financial security and wisely manage their funds.

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Employment &
Career Services

We work with each individual to assess job readiness, find the proper fit for their skills and interests, resume and interview assistance, and continued support after employment is obtained.

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Break the cycle of poverty and mental illness.

Poverty and mental illness are challenges no one should have to face alone. Since its founding as a social service agency over 30 years ago, Breakthrough continues to offer vital services to Wichitans in need, empowering them to break through these difficult cycles and achieve a fuller, healthier tomorrow.

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Barb Andres, Executive Director, Announces Retirement

Dr. Barbara Andres has announced her retirement after 34 years of dedicated service as Executive Director of Breakthrough/Episcopal Social Services, effective May 31, 2021.

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As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life. Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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“My life would be in deep depression without Episcopal social services… they give me a place to come and not isolate.”

“ESS (Breakthrough) is a lifesaver to individuals, families, friends, and our community, as we navigate the complicated and frustrating world of mental illness!!! God bless you!”

“This is a service that is greatly needed and often overlooked.”

“Not only do you serve the poor [and mentally ill], you have programs designed to help them better themselves.”