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Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness.

Breaktime works to end young adult homelessness through transitional employment and financial empowerment.

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Breaktime unites communities to nurture talent and launch the careers of young adults experiencing homelessness.

I don’t know where I’d be today without Breaktime…

It’s not just a job, it’s an actual career propellant that launches you forward to wherever you want to go.

Our Mission

Breaktime is a youth-led 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that launches the careers of young adults experiencing homelessness through transitional employment and empowerment. We are a family of action-driven optimists who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to work with dignity, nurture their unique talents, become stably housed, and fulfill their fullest potential. Together, we are building a financially sustainable organization and a community and culture of hope.

Our Work

The Breaktime Double Impact Initiative

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Breaktime has launched an initiative with double impact. We aim to strengthen our communities (by serving thousands of meals each week to food-insecure populations in Greater Boston, manufacturing PPE and masks, and offering professional cleaning services to businesses as they reopen) while creating paid job opportunities for young adults experiencing homelessness. 



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Double Impact Initiative



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Enjoy Breaktime's bold, ethically-sourced, single-origin coffee while supporting the careers of young adults experiencing homelessness.


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