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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Community Reviews

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.

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

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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.

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seeing what it's done for my friend.

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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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