Breakthrough to a Better Tomorrow
With over half of Colorado’s released individuals returning to prison within three years, break the cycle and break through to a better tomorrow with initiatives that create a more diverse and forward-thinking community, reduce recidivism rates, and increase financial security for people rejoining society.
It costs the state of Colorado $46,866 to incarcerate one person for one year (CDOC, FY 2019-2020). The three year recidivism rate in Colorado is 44.9% (CDOC, 2017). It costs Breakthrough $3,100 to put one person through our in-facility programming. Our recidivism rate is 6%. For the 47 people we have helped remain free, the state of Colorado has saved over 2.2 million dollars per year.
The math is simple; your contribution is an investment in our people and your community.
$250 per month
Invest in one currently incarcerated person’s life by providing them with the eight-month in-facility program, “The Challenge”.
$125 per month
Provide program materials for one person going through “The Challenge” program. This is not a full representation of how much it costs to provide the full program to one individual for 8 months.
$55 per month
Invest in someone’s ability to find a job and connect with their community by providing one welcome home pack (laptop, cell phone, and other essentials).
$6 per month
Invest in someone’s warm welcome back into the community by providing one re-entry support session to someone we are welcoming home.
Facilitate community by providing a coaching session between a volunteer and a returning citizen.