Bridge Communities

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

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Location: 505 Crescent Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137 USA

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.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-3705961
630-545-0610
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Bridge Communities offered so many opportunities for me to further my education, seek better job opportunities and to better my finance situation. All this afforded me the opportunity to be able to take care of my family emotionally, physically and financially.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Compel others to volunteer and encourage more organizations to sponsor families.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was able to put a roof over my kids head, and keep them safe.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none, but if I have to pick something, I would try to find more donors & volunteers.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through a friend at Church.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Educational, financial planning, and coping skills.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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