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A New Life

Allie was on a strong path forward in her senior year at Eastern Illinois University a few years ago; however, an unexpected pregnancy rocked her life. Determined, she graduated and found an entry-level job. Allie and her daughter, Kennedy, then moved in with Allie’s mother, who unfortunately struggled with addiction. Life at home soon fell apart, and Allie knew she had to find a new life.

“I had found out about Bridge online and decided to come in,” says Allie. “I walked in and poured my heart out. The more I talked, the more I realized that Kennedy and I were truly homeless.”

Allie entered the program and was soon connected to her mentors through the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Lisle. She admits that, while she was grateful for the opportunity with Bridge, it wasn’t always easy—especially in the beginning.

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Fire Up the Coals! Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ is September 13 

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The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off welcomes BBQ chefs who want to put their grilling skills to the test in the 6th Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off. 60 teams will participate in the largest amateur competition in the state of Illinois. All proceeds benefit the homeless families served by Bridge Communities.   

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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... read more


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