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Community Collaborators

Collaborations and Partnerships

Bridge Communities is proud to partner with dozens of for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations to create a system that encourages self-sufficiency, long-term change, and compassionate care.

View a listing of Transitional Housing Program Partners

Access DuPage provides access to primary healthcare to clients that lack health insurance.

Aerotek offers job skills testing, computer tutorials, and job referrals.

Assistance League Chicagoland West provides essential kitchen equipment through Operation New Start.

BR Ryall YMCA, Elmhurst YMCA, Indian Boundary YMCA and Kroehler YMCA provide summer day camp scholarships and enrichment activities for Bridge families.

Career Vision provides skill aptitude assessments and testing to help clients understand their needs and abilities.

College of DuPage offers resources, education and scholarships to Bridge families. 

Comma, provider of quality bedding and home goods, donates 10% of all Illinois sales to Bridge Communities.

Community Housing Advocacy and Development (CHAD) provides long-term, affordable housing for some clients when they leave the Bridge Program. 

Covenant Harbor Camp in Lake Geneva, WI provides scholarships so Bridge kids can have meaningful, enriching summer experiences.

Delta Dental of Illinois, Northwestern Medicine and Edward-Elmhurst Health provide a wide range of volunteer assistance for Bridge's job seekers: employment workshop facilitators, job referrals, mock interviewers and more. 

Dental Care of Glen Ellyn provides a discount for dental services. 

DuPage Community Clinic fulfills pre-entry drug screens for Bridge applicants.

DuPage County Homeless Continuum consists of 58 member organizations working together to create visionary solutions to promote self-sufficiency, maintain a seamless network of community resources and build capacity through the responsible allocation of funds with the overall goal to end homelessness in DuPage County.

DuPage Homeownership Center provides credit counseling and homeownership preparation.  Some clients have purchased homes through its discounted loan program.

Family Shelter Service provides referrals and some counseling.

First Eagle Bank helps Bridge clients repair their credit with credit builder loans and other banking services. 

Dr. Hal Frankel, optometrist, provides free eye exams and glasses to all clients referred by case managers.

Gerald Subaru/Kia and Automotive Enterprises fix Naperville clients’ cars at a discount.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois provides summer camp scholarships.  

Glen Ellyn Bible Church Care Center provides meals, food and diapers for people in the surrounding area.

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry provides food and pantry essentials.

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing solutions for Bridge graduates transitioning out of our program. 

Hamdard Center, ICNA Relief and WINGS provide referrals.

Hinsdale-Oak Brook Area AAUW provides scholarships annually for Bridge moms.

The Home 2 Home Project creates beautiful spaces for formerly homeless families using gently used and new furniture and household items.

Humanitarian Service Project provides birthday boxes for our clients’ children.  

J&C Auto in Downers Grove assists Bridge clients with car repairs.

Lenscrafters provides free check-ups and glasses.

Literacy DuPage provides customized English tutoring and evaluation.  

Loaves and Fishes food pantry serves many of our Naperville families.

Meier Clinics partners with Bridge to present Healthy Relationships classes.

Metropolitan Family Services provides counseling for Bridge families. 

Mortgages4aCause powered by Tracy Leddy donates proceeds from purchase/refinance mortgages to Bridge Communities. 

Naper Grove Vision Care provides free eye exams and glasses to all clients referred by case managers.

Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club bolsters Bridge Communities through volunteering with families and at events, and raises funds to support our programs. 

Parents As Teachers provides home-based parenting programs available through Addison and Naperville school districts.

PEO groups have awarded scholarships to some Bridge moms who have gone back to school.

People's Resource Center provides a food pantry, computer training and other resources.

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services to client families who have serious civil legal problems.

Project HELP provides a parenting mentoring program and parenting classes.

Repeat Boutique lets our moms shop for free three times a year for clothes and household goods.  

Samaracare offers Spirit-led, compassionate care through counseling, education and consulting. 

Sharing Connections provides furniture and household items.

Sweet Charity Resale Shop provides vouchers for clients to receive free clothes.

Village Garage and Tire accepts, inspects, repairs, and stores donated automobiles for the Bridge Communities’ Auto Donation Program. 

Wal-Camp in Kingston provides scholarships to Bridge kids, giving them enriching summer experiences.

West Suburban Community Pantry provides free food and delivery to clients living in Bridge's two Naperville campuses.

WorkNet DuPage provides funding, employment and training services.

World Relief Chicagoland helps immigrants in vulnerable situations find hope and rebuild their lives, creating communities of love and welcome.

YWCA provides childcare referrals and subsidies. 

A single adult supporting two children would need to earn $31.69 per hour to make a livable wage and afford permanent sustainable housing in DuPage County.  The average income when our families enter the Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program is $14/hour - well below a living wage.