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EPISCOPAL SOCIAL SERVICES INC

aka Breakthrough   |   Wichita, KS   |  www.breakthroughwichita.org

Mission

Breakthrough (Episcopal Social Services, Inc.) is a broad-based 501(c)(3) social service agency meeting the changing needs of the homeless, unemployed, under-employed, those suffering from mental illness. We exist to raise awareness about the experience of living with severe and persistent mental illness, to end the cycle of poverty for those that seek our services, and build bridges for those who are lost.

Ruling year info

1983

Interim Executive Director

Lisa Schawe CPA

Main address

P.O. Box 670

Wichita, KS 67201 USA

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EIN

48-0947896

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Breakthrough has four program areas: 1) Representative Payee Program, providing financial management of over $4.2 million a year and support services to over 400 individual with cognitive and behavioral disorders; 2) Employment Program providing both training and job search opportunities helping over 230 unemployed individuals overcome employment barriers, 3) Food Outreach Program which provides on-the-job training to learn food handling skills, as well as providing healthy meals to low-income people; and 4) Clubhouse, a unique rehabilitation model that benefits people with mental illness assisting over 380 people annually.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Breakthrough Club

Breakthrough Club is a social and vocational program for persons with a severe and persistent mental illness. The program is built upon “members” (as opposed to patients or clients) who are actively focused on their own strengths and abilities, not their illness.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

ESS serves the only free breakfast to homeless and those in the community in most need. Lunch is for members of the Breakthrough Club and clients in training (such as moms who receive cash assistance from the Department of Children and Family Services who are learning job search skills).

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

The Representative Payee Program provides financial management and support services to individuals with cognitive and behavioral disorders that include: mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental delays. Referrals are made by the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and other agencies. The program is supported by 40 trained volunteers who manage each client’s monthly disability income and work with clients to achieve the goals of maintaining housing, teaching budgeting, and ultimately preventing homelessness. The Payee Program currently serves 429 individuals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

ESS has four major employment contracts: 1) Vocational Rehabilitation Services through the State of Kansas provides job assessment, placement, retention, and supported employment; 2) Generating Opportunities to Attain Lifelong Success (GOALS) through the State of Kansas, is one of ten pilot projects in the nation designed to develop and test innovative employment and training strategies; 3) End of Dependence Kansas, is a five-year contract to provide Individual Placement Support (IPS) for people with mental illness; and 4) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) employment services through the State of Kansas to provide job search and placement for individuals in the program. In 2016, 192 individuals received services with two volunteers assisting with the program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Financials

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EPISCOPAL SOCIAL SERVICES INC

Board of directors
as of 07/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Duncan

Medova Healthcare Financial Group LLC

Term: 2021 - 2020

David Duncan

Medova Healthcare Financial Group LLC

Gail Johnson

INTRUST Bank

Phil Richardson

KPTS-TV

Barbara Gibson

Episcopal Diocese of Kansas

Debbie Oehmke

Social Worker LSCSW

Doug Winkley

Community Volunteer

James Young

Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock, & Kennedy, Chtd.

Joe Johnson

Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architects

Joe Parten

Carrabba’s Italian Grill owner

Kenneth Friedel

Leadership and Business Consultant

Larry Soice

Retired, Grant Thornton LLP

Mary Korte

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Preston Gilson

Financial Consultant and Retired College Professor

Shelby Nero

Information Technology

Skip Hankins

Residential Realtor, JP Weigand