Bridge Communities

Rating: 4.92 stars   24 reviews


505 Crescent Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137 USA


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.


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


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

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Rating: 5 stars  

My introduction to Bridge Communities began as a volunteer in 2010 and grew into a position helping the organization as they grow their capabilities to serve a larger homeless family population. With strong fiduciary oversight and lean operations expenses, Bridge Communities dedicates their resources and focus to the goal of self-sufficiency for homeless families. Their staff members are engaged and compassionate, and the more than 750 graduate families who are no longer homeless are a testament to their impact and influence towards making a difference in our world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bridge Communities is a non-profit that makes real differences in the lives of the people it helps. Not only does Bridge help families with their immediate need to have housing, Bridge also gives these families tools to help them create a secure future for themselves. I am also impressed that much of Bridge's work is done in partnership with volunteer mentors who work closely with the families. I am happy to support Bridge Communities and their efforts to make measurable differences in the lives of the people they help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated in Bridge Communities' Sleep Out Saturday for the past two years, and both times, I have been so glad I did it. It is a truly difficult experience, but it really creates empathy for the families served by Bridge and gives you a better appreciation of what they had to go through. As I have found out more and more about Bridge, I am really glad to support their organization and see more families get back on their feet. All the staff I have met have been a great mix of professionals and really care about the homeless families they serve. All in all, I find Bridge to be a fantastic organization that is worthy of support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sleep Out Saturday is an amazing event! Not only does it raise much needed funds for the families at Bridge Communities, but it provides an outstanding opportunity to spread the word about homelessness and to experience it firsthand. Bridge does an incredible job of working with families with little or no hope and changing their lives forever.

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

Any preconceived ideas about homeless has been changed dramatically. Homeless people look like me and my friends and family.

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

If I had to change anything about Bridge it would only be to increase the number of families served. This will happen as the organization is constantly reviewing community needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A dear friend and her children were homeless and the Bridge Communities assisted them in getting basic life needs met so they could focus on moving forward in life. As a result of what Bridge provided, my friend and her children are happy, healthy and grateful for all they have. Bridge gave them hope and help during a difficult time.

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

seeing what it's done for my friend.

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

look at the rule not to take anyone on without a drivers license. I work with a lady that has 3 children and a grand baby to care for. She doesn't drive. As a result Bridge turned her down. She is still homeless...goes to PADS with all those children. She has a job and takes a bus. She's trying, but it's very difficult.

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