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  • A Heart for the Homeless - Jul 11, 2014
    At Bridge Communities, we know that homelessness can be a difficult concept to explain to your children. How do we explain what homelessness truly means, and what kind of impact it makes on our kids, and on our community? More importantly, how do we answer the question, “Why?” Bridge saw this need, and created the “What’s […]
  • It’s Time To Do Something - Jun 23, 2014
    On November 1, 2014, nearly 2,000 DuPage County residents will spend a frosty night inside tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homeless and money for Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program. The all-night event will be held in 25+ DuPage County communities–JOIN US! Sleep Out Saturday participants of all ages will experience a […]
  • A Chair Affair – An Affair to Remember - Jun 16, 2014
    Last Thursday evening, North Central College’s Wentz Hall was abuzz with excitement. Twenty-seven chairs—some beautifully practical and some beautifully whimsical—that were designed and created by local artists, were auctioned off to supporters of Bridge Communities from Naperville and beyond. These supporters helped to raise money for homeless families in DuPage County served by Bridge’s Transitional Housing Program. […]
  • Our Heroes: The B.R. Ryall YMCA - Jun 12, 2014
    Bridge Communities is fortunate to have great relationships with many outstanding community partners, and the B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County is certainly along them. For many years, this YMCA has provided summer camp scholarships to Bridge families, so that their kids can have an enriching day camp experience during the summer, as well […]
  • Our Heroes: Ellen and the Glendale Heights LRC Volunteers - May 12, 2014
    For the past year and a half, Bridge volunteer Ellen Herman has helped coordinate children’s activities at the Glendale Heights Learning Resource Center (LRC)—and she couldn’t love it more. She found out about Bridge after raising her three kids, when she found herself with more time and wanted to get involved in the community. “I […]
  • A “ROAR-ing” good time with Stepping Stones - May 2, 2014
    Stepping Stones Roselle, one of Bridge’s program partners for the past 11 years, hosted their Spring Tea last weekend. Each table is decorated and competes for the best theme, and the table for Bridge mentors, “ROAR,” won the people’s choice award! Based on the Katy Perry song, “ROAR” is a great theme for the women […]
  • Remember Lucy? - Apr 24, 2014
    Remember Lucy, our Bridge Communities graduate that moved to Texas last year to enter the police academy? She sent us a note about her progress and we wanted to share it with you: “I graduated March 7th from police academy, and I just started my fifth week on patrol . My shift changes every month along with […]
  • Our heroes: Tressa, Judi and the Go Girlz - Apr 10, 2014
    At Bridge Communities, we are lucky to have amazing volunteers that work not only with the parents in Bridge, but with their children as well. The Go Girlz program, geared toward helping teen and pre-teen girls, was started by volunteers Tressa Kett and Judi Anderson in July 2012. The group meets every other Wednesday night […]
  • Celebrate Women, Transform Lives With Bridge Communities - Apr 4, 2014
    On Friday, April 25, two outstanding DuPage County women will be recognized at Bridge Communities’ Celebrating Women…Transforming Lives celebratory luncheon, held at Danada House in Wheaton. Join us as community advocate and humanitarian Palma Aikins of Naperville will be presented with the Transforming Lives Award for her activism on behalf of women in need, and […]
  • Little Book of Heroes: Bridge’s 2013 Year in Review - Mar 27, 2014
    Nothing significant was ever accomplished at Bridge Communities without heroic actions. A month does not go by without us celebrating the heroics of a mentor, a client, a staff member, a tutor, a donor, or a long-time friend. In this report, we are pleased to bring you the stories of special Bridge heroes, in their […]