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"As a mentor, I feel that I have received more than I have given...the goal of a mentor might be to help families find resources to further their education, get out of debt, and plan for the future, but one soon realizes that it is the social and emotional support that is most essential.  Being a mentor has taught me patience, compassion, and perseverance.  It has changed my definition of success and increased my gratitude toward family, friends and God."

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Transitional Housing Program Partners

Who we work with

Bridge Communities works in partnership with local faith-based and community action groups in providing transitional housing to homeless families that live and work in DuPage County. By working together, Bridge and its Transitional Housing Program Partners can provide a comprehensive program to those we serve.

Our Transitional Housing Program Partners provide:
  • Volunteer Mentors: the "heart" of our Transitional Housing Program model. Trained volunteer mentors meet on an ongoing, regular basis with the families and help them develop the life skills to achieve and maintain their self-sufficiency.  These mentors work in partnership with Bridge Communities' professional case managers.
  • Financial Support: share in the financial costs of renting an apartment and associated services.
  • Housing Resources: supply furniture and household items for client family, if needed.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer mentor

Learn more about mentor training

Bridge Communities Program Partners