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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Bridge Communities' mission is to inspire and affect change by advocating for homeless families while at the same time providing services and opportunities that connect those families to a better future.

Results: Since 1998, Bridge Communities has helped over 450 families achieve self-sufficiency, financial stability and permanent housing.

Target demographics: Bridge Communities provides transitional housing and comprehensive services to homeless families that work or live in DuPage County, Illinois

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2011, Bridge Communities served 106 homeless families.

Geographic areas served: DuPage County, Illinois

Programs: Bridge Communities provides safe, affordable housing for homeless families coupled with life-skills mentoring, employment counseling, educational tutoring, budget management and car donations.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Rose M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recipient of Bridge Communities, I can truly say that this is a phenomenal organization. When my children and I were at our lowest point in life, Bridge was there to pick us up again. It is so amazing what a group of caring people can do to help others in need. They changed our lives. The mentors that chose my family were the best anyone could ever wish for. I have learned so many valuable life skills, like managing personal finances and living on a budget. Nowadays, I advocate the importance of education, volunteering and financial training for college students. My life was totally transformed by Bridge and today I volunteer for the organization by helping others in the program. In order to repay all the good Bridge has done for my family, I try to help out in any way possible. Bridge Communities truly bridged the gap to make my broken home whole again. I really believe in this organization, it is God sent.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children and I were Bridge clients for 2 years, and recently exited the program. While in the program I was given the opportunity to go to college, graduate with high honors, and now I have a great job doing what I love! My children have also flourished since entering Bridge Communities. Bridge provided them with counseling, tutors, and even assisted with their sports activities and summer camp. None of this could have been possible without the compassion, dedication and relentlessness of the Bridge staff & volunteers! We are so very grateful for all that Bridge Communities, their volnteers, donors, and many community partners have done for us. Even now that we are no longer in the program, they continue to be there for us. We had a house fire a month ago, and the staff at Bridge jumped right in and asked what we needed. As well as the volunteers that worked with us faithfully for over 2 years. They helped us keep our eyes on the future, and not lose hope with yet another trajedy in our lives. Amazing!!