The Breakthrough Club is joining Episcopal Social Services. The organizations made the announcement Wednesday.
Board members from ESS and the BTC say it made sense to combine their resources while maintaining current programs.
“Due to unexpected and extreme government funding cuts in 2010, the Breakthrough Club unfortunately had to reduce programs. For that reason, the BTC organization chose to put the needs of the people which we serve first and foremost. After several strategic planning meetings with ESS, it became apparent that coming full circle again with ESS, just made sense. By doing so, BTC will be able to maintain the clubhouse program and save money,” said Phil Richardson, board president at BTC in a statement.
“Our main focus will always be to keep both agencies and all of the programs healthy while meeting the needs of the people we serve each day,” said Denise Hinson, board president of ESS.
ESS says it will sell its building at the corner of 2nd and Washington and move into the BTC building at 1010 N. Main. Proceeds from the sale will go toward renovating the Main Street location.
Representatives from BTC board will join the ESS board. The remainder of the BTC board will serve on the BTC Clubhouse Advisory Committee with BTC supporters and members.