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 and Staffmark offer 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.
Lenscrafters provides free check-ups and glasses.
BR Ryall YMCA provides summer day camp scholarships so families have safe summer childcare.
Career Vision provides skill aptitude assessments and testing to help clients understand their needs and abilities.
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.
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.
Dr. Hal Frankel, optometrist, provides free eye exams and glasses to all clients referred by case managers.
Gearhead European Auto Repair offers advice and helps clients purchase cars through our Auto Donation Program.
Gerald Subaru/Kia and Automotive Enterprises fix Naperville clients’ cars at a discount.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois provides summer camp scholarships.
Hamdard Center 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.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry provides food to some of our families.
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.
Repeat Boutique lets our moms shop for free three times a year for clothes and household goods.
LDS Employment Services provides employment coaching and networking, as well as a two-day interviewing skills enhancement workshop.
Literacy DuPage provides customized English tutoring and evaluation.
Loaves and Fishes food pantry serves many of our Naperville 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.
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.
Poised for Success provides business attire for job interviews.
Positive Parenting DuPage provides resources to Bridge families.
Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services to client families who have serious civil legal problems.
Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center offers Spirit led, compassionate care through cuonseling, ecucation 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.
WorkNet DuPage provides employment and training services.
YWCA provides childcare referrals and subsidies.
"As a mentor, I feel that I have received more than I have given...the goal of a mentor might be to help families find resources to further their education, get out of debt, and plan for the future, but one soon realizes that it is the social and emotional support that is most essential. Being a mentor has taught me patience, compassion, and perseverance. It has changed my definition of success and increased my gratitude toward family, friends and God."