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Recent posts

A Happy Holiday for Bridge Families
Dec 12, 2014
Bridge Communities’ families kicked off their holiday season with a great start at the annual Holiday Party at DuPage Children’s Museum last week. With the museum closed to the public, the kids got to enjoy the space all to themselves, along with fun holiday activities: -Arts and crafts -Santa’s Closet, where kids got to choose presents […]
Gifts with a Purpose: Holidays 2014
Dec 9, 2014
This holiday season, you can make an impact on the lives of homeless families just by where you choose to shop. There are two easy ways to support Bridge Communities families: The Scarf Market, String Theory Yarn Company: Nestled in downtown Glen Ellyn, String Theory Yarn Company sells yarn, knitting and crochet supplies and more. The […]
Our Heroes: Alecia and Aidan
Dec 1, 2014
Alecia was in crisis when her fiancé walked out for good. “We were about to buy a townhouse, but the deal fell through,” she tearfully remembers. “He told us he was going to take the dog for a walk…and he never came back.” She and her son were about to become homeless. With nowhere to go, she went to […]
You are a True Bridge Communities Hero
Nov 21, 2014
This year, Bridge Communities has been all about honoring our heroes. We’ve highlighted many heroes – clients, volunteers, mentors, community partners – in our Annual Report. We’ve featured many of them right here in the Bridge Communities blog, on Facebook and Twitter, and in our letters to you. And today, we want to thank the heroes behind-the-scenes: […]
In Heartwarming News from Bridge: The Story of Jax
Nov 14, 2014
When Lisa and her family were accepted into the Bridge Communities transitional housing program in June 2013, they were thrilled, excited and relieved to have a home again. However, in the midst of all their joy, there was one not-so-small detail they couldn’t overlook: their beloved border collie mix, Jax. “He is our family too,” […]
Thank YOU for making SOS 2014 a success!
Nov 3, 2014
They came, they saw the thermometer, and they slept outside anyway. Thanks to nearly 2,000 Sleep Out Saturday participants and committed friends of Bridge Communities, more than 110 homeless families will have a better, brighter future. The night kicked off with a fun-filled, energizing rally in the Bridge Communities parking lot in downtown Glen Ellyn. More […]
You’re keeping Kelly on the road to success
Oct 27, 2014
Our client, Kelly was recently in a car accident; trapped in a patch of bad weather, her car flipped over into an embankment. Thankfully, she and her young son were unhurt, but her car was totaled. Because of your support of our automobile program, we were able to tune up a car donated to Bridge Communities, and provide […]
Our Heroes: Debbie Anderson and Bridge teens taking on the ACT
Oct 20, 2014
Debbie Anderson was a retired high school teacher, looking for a way to get involved with the community, when her neighbor, Jan, let her know about Bridge Communities. Jan, a longtime volunteer for Bridge’s program partner Families Helping Families, told her about the teens served by Bridge, and Debbie knew just the way she could help. […]
Fall 2014 Connections
Oct 14, 2014
The fall edition of Connections, Bridge Communities’ newsletter, is now available! Click here to read about any of our featured stories: -Success story of Bridge graduate Debbie Lively -String Theory’s upcoming Scarf Market benefit for Bridge -Gearing up for Sleep Out Saturday 2014 -Our new partnership with the Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club -Employment successes for clients -Summer […]
In Remembrance of Karen Stewart
Oct 7, 2014
It is with saddened hearts that Bridge Communities announces the passing of our beloved Program Director, Karen Stewart, on Sunday, October 5. An integral part of Bridge for 14 years, Karen worked with countless families, community members, mentors and volunteers to end homelessness in DuPage County, and touched countless hearts along the way. We will […]