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Bridge Communities serves homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing, and supportive services


The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.

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Bridge partners with dozens of local churches, community groups, and businesses to provide a comprehensive program for homeless families in DuPage County.

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Charity Navigator rates Bridge a 4-star organization—the highest possible rating. 86% of our operational budget was spent on direct program services in fiscal year 2013.

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Latest news, events, and announcements

  • Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

    If you're a fan of meat and music, you'll love the 7th Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off! On Saturday, August 29, this event will welcome BBQ chefs who want to put their grilling skills to the test, as more than 60 teams participate in the largest amateur competition in the state of Illinois. All proceeds from the event benefit the homeless families served by Bridge Communities.

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    Become an event sponsor

  • Barbacoa Bajo Las Estrellas

    A prelude to the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ benefiting Bridge Communities, this special evening will feature festive and authentic Latin fare prepared by renowned Chef Paul Lindemuth. Join us on August 28 for this unforgettable event!

    Order tickets for Barbacoa Bajo Las Estrellas

  • Circle of Hope

    Change lives of homeless families--today, and tomorrow

    Join the Circle of Hope, our recurring giving program. As a member, you'll decide how much and how often you want to give--on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.  
    It's easy to get started. Become a Circle of Hope member today!

  • Bridge Partners with Naperville Marathon

    Bridge Communities has signed on as a Participating Charity for the Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, slated for November 8, 2015. This means runners can sign up to run and fundraise on behalf of the homeless families served by Bridge Communities. Even better–participating runners receive a code for a $20 discount!

    Register to run on behalf of Bridge families
    Visit the Naperville Marathon Charity Partners page