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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.

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

BR Ryall YMCA, Elmhurst YMCA, Indian Boundary YMCA, Fry Family YMCA, and Tri-town 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. 

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. 

Duly Health & Care connects our team to current job openings and provides volunteer mock interviews to Bridge job seekers.

DuPage County Homeless Continuum consists of community 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.

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. 

ICNA Relief and WINGS provide referrals.

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

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.

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.

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.

Strong Families provides a parenting mentoring program and parenting classes.

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. 

West Suburban Community Pantry provides food pantry to client families.

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 person who works a job that only pays minimum wage would need to work 92 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in DuPage County and not be cost-burdened with other living expenses.