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2015 Program Outcomes

Program Outcome Survey Results

Since its founding in 1988, Bridge Communities has helped more than 750 families successfully cross the bridge from homelessness to self-sufficiency, permanent housing and financial stability.  In 1999, Bridge began to survey client families one-year after they graduated the two-year Transitional Housing Program.  Results from clients who graduated the Program in 2014 indicate that while in the Transitional Housing Program, Bridge client families developed the skills necessary to live productive, self-sufficient lives.

Housing, Employment, Debt Management and Educational Outcomes


100% of clients who graduated the Program in the past year were able to maintain stable housing

58% fair market housing 
3% subsidized housing
16% living with a relative
16% owns a home
7% in Bridge Communities Pathways program


94% of former clients were able to maintain stable employment

81% are employed full-time 
13% are employed part-time
6% did not disclose employment status

Debt Management

Only 26% of former clients reported an increased level of debt since they left the Program

42% debt remained the same or decreased
32% did not disclose debt status


16% of clients have improved or advanced their education since exiting the Program

Of those, 20% earned a degree or certification

Bridge Communities owns more than 20 apartment buildings scattered in the communities throughout DuPage County, including:

  • Addison
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Lombard
  • Naperville
  • Westmont
  • Woodridge