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Recent posts

Meet this year’s Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives Honorees!
Mar 20, 2019
On Friday, April 26, Bridge Communities will celebrate the women of DuPage County and their commitment to the community. Their incredible gifts of time, talents and treasure will be recognized, as well as their efforts to make our communities a better place for homeless families. Our Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives Spring Luncheon honors women with […]
You Can Put a Bridge Family On the Road to Success
Feb 20, 2019
When Nancy’s* family came to Bridge Communities last fall, they were homeless and desperate for safe housing.      Your generosity helped us welcome them to the Bridge family with open arms and provide them with their own apartment–thank you!      But that’s not all. You see, the family came to us with almost no […]
You changed lives on #GivingTuesday!
Jan 10, 2019
On #GivingTuesday 2018, you gave two homeless families the gift of homes and hope. Thank you!      You brought both of these families into the safety of their own Bridge Communities apartments, connected them to caring mentors, and put them on the path to a better future–all by the end of the year.   […]
Hope and healing: Ambar’s story
Dec 11, 2018
When you support Bridge Communities, you are giving homeless families much more than an apartment. You are giving them everything they need to heal from the traumas of abuse and homelessness. So today, we’d like to tell you about Ambar, who could use your help more than ever. For years, she had suffered from abuse both […]
Here’s how you can help a homeless family on #GivingTuesday 2018!
Nov 26, 2018
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, and we’re hoping to raise $12,775 in one day. That’s enough to provide one full year of housing for a Bridge Communities family!      And we have great news to share:  Engineering Systems Inc. will generously match the first $5,000 in donations you make in honor of #GivingTuesday!      But we can only […]
Thanks for joining us at Sleep Out Saturday!
Nov 5, 2018
It was cold. It was rainy. And it was a meaningful, life-changing experience for hundreds of participants across DuPage County as they joined us for the 15th Annual Sleep Out Saturday! The evening kicked off with a high energy Rock Out for Sleep Out Rally, held for the first time at the rally’s new location […]
A special update on a #GivingTuesday family
Oct 30, 2018
Now that it has been nearly a year, we thought you might like to know about the progress made by a Bridge family rescued from homelessness on #GivingTuesday 2017. Last fall, K came to Bridge Communities desperate and broken-hearted. After leaving a bad relationship, she and her daughter had nowhere to live. A relative let little […]
Pearls of Wisdom from Bridge’s Mark Milligan
Sep 28, 2018
You may know the story of how Bridge Communities came to be in the summer of 1988. But to hear co-founder Mark Milligan tell the story is truly something special. “I was working in a homeless shelter, a place that people could go overnight and sleep, and I kept noticing in this homeless shelter a […]
You gave Cassie’s family a new life!
Sep 18, 2018
Cassie’s a bubbly, outgoing and kind mother-of-two living in the western suburbs. Her laugh is contagious, she lights up at the mention of her daughters Chloe and Cayden, and she’s passionate about her job helping cancer patients.      You’d never know that, just three years ago, she and her girls escaped from a traumatic life of domestic violence, leaving them homeless.   […]
Pearls of Wisdom: The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Committee
Sep 5, 2018
  When a group of Glen Ellyn friends and neighbors joined together in 2009 to launch a block party/barbecue in their neighborhood, they didn’t expect it would soon become the largest amateur barbeque competition in the state of Illinois. They didn’t know that their lives would be forever changed by their involvement with a nonprofit, […]