Same mission. New name.

Since our founding in 1983, Episcopal Social Services has sought to bring hope to people in need by offering opportunities for positive changes in their lives.

These opportunities have included providing food to the hungry, job search support, mentoring at-risk youth, assistance for those on disability, empowering individuals living with mental illness to live healthy lives, and so much more.

In the last 35 years, we have helped more than 30,000 people in our community thanks to the support of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and the community at-large.

In the past months we have been diligently asking questions and listening carefully to people in our community and those we serve. As our organization has grown and our services have expanded, we have identified the need to clarify and simplify our many services under a single, impactful name.

Drawing from our history, and building on the power of helping people overcome poverty and mental illness, our new name is “Breakthrough”. It is a powerful word that represents the focus of our organization, to help those hurting in our community breakthrough the cycle of poverty and mental illness. Love moves us to empower those towards independence and freedom. Love breaks through pain. Hope breaks through despair.

The new name is also part of an overall brand strategy to grow awareness in the community of the services provided by Breakthrough, and increase the donor and volunteer base we have as an organization. Without donors and volunteers, we would not be able to do what we do.

“We are excited to re-brand as Breakthrough,” says Executive Director Barbara Andres. “We hope the new brand will help us reach more donors and volunteers across the community, so we can continue to provide hope to those that need it.”

To learn more about Breakthrough, the services we offer in the community, and how you can get involved, please visit the program pages on our website.