Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Breakthrough Men’s Community


To help men build more deeply meaningful relationships and happier lives.

The Big Idea

For the last 31 years, 70 to 130 men have participated each year in our 32-week workshop for men. The impact of the workshop on their lives, the lives of their families and their communities has been powerful. Graduates who complete the workshop often say: "Breakthrough saved my life"; "Breakthrough saved my marriage"; "Breakthrough helped me get through a very painful divorce"; or "Breakthrough saved my relationship with my kids."

We ask all men to make a financial pledge to Breakthrough to pay for the program and we suggest several pledge levels. The funding we raise from Monterey County Gives allows us to let men pledge what they can afford, even if that amount is below our suggested amounts and it allows us to let men take as much time as they need to fulfill their payment pledge. This level of intensive work over 32-week period is rare and our ability to allow participants choose what they will pay is unique. Making our workshop available to all men is very important to us. The funds we raise from Monterey County Gives enables us to do this.

Breakthrough gave me the courage to face what wasn't working so well in my life. It helped me become closer to my sons. The workshop helped me clarify the direction in which I wanted my life to move. I found myself wanting more from my life and the workshop gave me the tools I needed in the present and for the future.

- Paul Gaucher