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Volunteers have been the "heart" of Bridge Communities since its founding in 1988. Whether its tutoring, mentoring or helping adults and children in our Learning Resource Centers - volunteers contribute their invaluable time, talents and energy to our efforts at helping homeless families achieve self sufficiency.


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During the 2019 school year, 1,899 DuPage County students (birth to 12th grade) were identified as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children living in shelters, cars, and most commonly those children sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship. This is how homelessness is defined for our school children under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.