This year marks a very special 25th anniversary for Breakthru, a Tuggerah based organisation founded with a vision of changing lives and empowering people with disability to achieve their goals.
Breakthru is a not-for-profit organisation, an NDIS provider, Disability Employment Service (DES) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Over the course of 25 years, Breakthru has helped thousands of Australians each year to realise their dreams and unlock their full potential.
Breakthru has been a part of the Central Coast community for the entirety of their 25 years and was one of the original offices to be opened. “On the Coast alone, Breakthru has helped change the lives of over 10,000 customers, one of whom you may have seen on ABC’s recent documentary ‘Employable Me’ (episode 2) – the lovely Krystyna,” said Breakthru’s, Callum Hayes. “Krystyna contacted Breakthru in 2016 for assistance in finding a job. “Breakthru staff partnered with Krystyna to identify her gifts and talents and identify ways to bring these to job opportunities.
“One of Krystyna’s great talents is her photographic eidetic memory, and her keen interest in geographic locations, which Breakthru recognised would be a great match for work experience at her local library. “Breakthru negotiated with the library and secured the perfect placement for her, and you can still view Krystyna’s story on ABC iView,” Hayes said. “Over many years, breakthru has developed significant partnerships with local employers and other providers, to effectively deliver employment outcomes for their School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) and Find and Keep a Job (FAKAJ) customers.
“Some of the great options Breakthru offer include work tasters and industry visits to give people a taste of potential career opportunities. “Breakthru also offer life essentials core supports which have been extremely popular. “With a rich history, and a long list of lives changed, Breakthru continues to support the community and empower people with a disability to achieve their goals,” Mr Hayes concluded.
Source: Media release, Jul 9 Callum Hayes, Breakthru services