USDA-Approved Meal Program
The children are served a hot breakfast and lunch and an afternoon snack each day. These meals are the main source of nutrition for many children.
Occupational and Physical Therapy
Therapists from Kansas University provide occupational therapy for toddlers and preschoolers on-site at Operation Breakthrough. This early intervention helps children with delayed motor skills and/or sensory problems before entering school.
Professional dentists offer free cleanings, preventative and corrective care for Operation Breakthrough’s children in our on-site dental clinic.
Children’s Mercy Clinic
A Pediatrician, Nurse Practitioner and other health care professionals diagnose and treat children, perform well-child checkups and screenings and offer health education for parents in an on-site clinic, operated by Children’s Mercy Hospital.
In collaboration with the Kansas City Health Department and Children’s Mercy Hospital, immunization clinics are held monthly for the children at Operation Breakthrough, which has resulted in a near 100% immunization rate at our center.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our children experience speech and language delays at twice the rate of the general population. Master’s level Speech and Language Pathologists provide therapy for our children birth to 5 years of age on site at Operation Breakthrough. This early intervention helps children with speech and language impairments in meeting developmental milestones.