|Breakaway Outreach is a faith based (Christ-centered) 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Jimmy and Cindy Larche, serving at-risk youth, kids in crisis, and under-served communities.
First and foremost, Breakaway Outreach is about family. It’s about restoring dignity to broken and hurting families. It’s about missional families joining together in Christ’s mission to help others find their place in God’s family, and their redemptive story in the world.
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. (Psalm 68:6 NIV)
Jimmy Larche was a teenage runaway who found life-changing hope while locked up in a Florida juvenile detention center in 1987. Through intentional mentoring relationships, he was able to rebound from a childhood of abandonment and abuse, and find his place in God’s family. Later, he dedicated his life to helping kids in crisis “breakaway” from cycles of despair, hopelessness, and delinquency, and discover their redemptive purposes in the world today.
Breakaway Outreach was founded in 1995 and launched as a small group Bible study with four teenagers in a south Florida juvenile detention center. From that inception a movement was born that has reached out to tens of thousands of kids on the margins of society from our base in Chattanooga, Tennessee to under-served communities around the globe.
Only 15 percent of Jesus’ ministry was spent in the temple (the church building). He spent most of His time in the margins with those who were often largely ignored by society. Here are some of the ways that Breakaway Outreach is following the pattern of Jesus by serving those in the margins…
Empowering the Lives of At-Risk Youth and Kids in Crisis
We serve at-risk youth, kids in crisis, families in distress, and under-served communities with faith-based initiatives, life-building community and support, and critical pathways for social resilience. We provide:
Developing Leaders Through Mentoring and Training
We build next generation leaders through mentoring initiatives that help young people transition into healthy adulthood, giving them opportunities to learn how to serve others and give back to society. We provide:
Mobilizing Communities to Serve the Under-served
Through missions movements and global partnerships, we mobilize communities to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to unreached people groups, the gospel-destitute, and those in the margins of society. We facilitate:
Contact us if you’d like to learn more about how to join our team or bring some of these initiatives to your area!
As an evangelist and international Gospel communicator, Jimmy continues to travel and speak to youth and adults all across the globe, declaring God’s glory and Christ’s redemptive work through our pain, suffering, and brokenness. Find out more about Jimmy’s books, speaking engagements, and booking info here.