Community Corner | Breakthrough

Written by on May 31, 2024

Empowering Lives: Breakthrough’s Transformative Impact

Empowering Lives: Breakthrough’s Transformative Impact

Breakthrough is a remarkable organization transforming the lives of individuals with criminal pasts and reshaping community perceptions. Led by Stacy Putka and Ashley Furst, Breakthrough aims to break the cycle of incarceration and poverty, particularly for families. Their mission emphasizes creating a supportive community, with 71% of participants being parents, highlighting the program’s far-reaching impact. Ashley’s personal experience with incarceration and Stacy’s inspiration from her father’s recovery journey fuel their dedication. The organization boasts a recidivism rate of just 6%, compared to Colorado’s average of 40%, showcasing the effectiveness of their comprehensive support system.

The Transformative Programs of Breakthrough

Breakthrough’s programs support individuals from incarceration to successful reentry into society. Their 32-week comprehensive programs include:

  • Character Development
  • Job Readiness
  • Reentry Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Training

These programs help individuals shift their mindset and prepare for a successful reentry into society. Community involvement is crucial to their success, with volunteers playing a critical role in supporting and uplifting participants.

For more information or to get involved, visit Breakthrough’s website

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