Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita: A Place For Community

Building resilience through community for those living with severe and persistent mental illness and offering support for recovery

Resilience represents inner strength. It’s what allows you to work your way back from trauma and tragedy. Resilience is also crucial for recovery, and it’s what we focus on at Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita.

Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita is a social and vocational program that builds resilience and reduces isolation for those living with severe and persistent mental illness, providing support for their recovery. With members and staff treated as equals, Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita builds a unique environment supporting recovery. It’s the equality that separates Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita from other programs. Those who are struggling see others exemplify resilience – those who have kept fighting to maintain productive lives.

These accomplishments inspire members to stay on their path to mental health wellness, and they know they’re not alone in their efforts. We’ve also found that being part of a community helps members be more invested not only in their own recovery but that of others. Members and staff share responsibility for all aspects of day-to-day operation. By sharing responsibility, members are more motivated to come in regularly.

We’ve helped hundreds of people take meaningful steps in their recovery, become more resilient and live healthier lives.

Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita Member Dion shares: “I suffered from extreme anxiety…my mom was everything to me – until she passed away…I’m very grateful for Breakthrough because if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have any place to go. Being a member gives me a purpose and something to learn.” Read more about Dion’s Journey to Recovery here.

Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita is fully accredited by the International Center on Clubhouse Development, which was founded on a concept pioneered by Fountain House in New York City. According to Fountain House, a Clubhouse, “…is committed to helping people with mental illness stay out of hospitals while achieving educational, financial, and vocational goals.”

Membership never lapses and never expires. It carries with it four guaranteed rights:

  • A place to come
  • Meaningful relationships
  • Meaningful work
  • A place to return

Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita affirms the value of members and their ability to be part of a meaningful community, no matter what their diagnosis may be. If you feel you or someone you love could benefit from Clubhouse membership, give us a call or come in today. We’d love to introduce you to the difference it can make.

Click Here for Breakthrough Clubhouse – Wichita Application

If you or your loved one live outside Wichita and in or near Hutchinson, click here for more about our Clubhouse location, Milestone Clubhouse.

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

Meet Our Breakthrough Clubhouse Staff!

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David Kapten

Program Director

Shaun Schermerhorn

Assistant Program Director

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John Slattery

Transitional Employment Coordinator

Lauren Robertson

Career Development Unit Lead

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Robin Marin

Business Unit Lead

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Sabrina Cole

Young Adult Unit Lead

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Adison Wendt

Wellness Coordinator

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Brenda Washington


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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.


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