Journey With Us

“At Breakthrough, it’s a matter of helping each individual build on what they have available to them. When we choose to see a strength in someone, it’s a place to start the journey back to recovery, purpose, and health.”
Read Breakthrough CEO Rev. Andy Houltberg’s heart for our mission and journey with us.

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Our food ministry provides food for homeless and low-income individuals.

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.

Clubhouse provides a social and vocational program for those with persistent and severe mental illness.


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.

Our Representative Payee Program provides payee services

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.

Our employment services provide resume and interview assistance.

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.

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.

Breakthrough Hires New CEO

Breakthrough is proud to announce the appointment of Rev. Andy Houltberg as our new CEO!
After our former CEO Dr. Barbara Andres retired in 2021, we’ve been searching and praying for the right person to help Breakthrough move forward with the work that helps people thrive in our community.


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.

“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.”