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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.

Benedictine University has provided full ride Presidential Scholarships.

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. 

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 Food Pantry provides food to some of our families.

Hamdard Center, ICNA and WINGS provide referrals.

Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club supports Bridge through volunteerism and philanthropy.

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

Humanitarian Service Project provides birthday boxes for our clients’ children.  They also provide food and fresh produce for large families during the summer because they are not receiving free lunch programs.

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. 

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

Naperville Evangelical Covenant Church adopted and renovated our Naperville Learning Resource Center, where volunteers coordinate supervised children and young teen weekly activities, parties and homework assistance.

Naperville Junior Woman's Club supports Bridge through volunteerism and fundraising. 

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

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

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

PEO (Hinsdale and Naperville chapters) 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 parenring 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.

St. Matthew Church in Glendale Heights hosts space and provides childcare during Bridge's employment workshops.

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.

YWCA provides childcare referrals and subsidies. 

To rent a typical apartment in DuPage County, a person who works a job that only pays minimum wage would need to work 110 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment.