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Bridge Communities serves homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing, and supportive services


The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.

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Bridge partners with dozens of local churches, community groups, and businesses to provide a comprehensive program for homeless families in DuPage County.

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Chicago magazine ranked Bridge among the 20 Best Charities in Chicago in 2015, for connecting more than 130 families to homes and hope each year.

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Latest news, events, and announcements

  • Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives Luncheon

    Now in its twelfth year, Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives is a beloved and highly anticipated event. You will enjoy a gourmet luncheon, including a champagne welcome reception, along with a moving program that recognizes and honors our community leaders and a Bridge graduate who exemplifies all that is possible through the Bridge program. New this year is the added value of a VIP experience that includes preferential seating, wine and bubbly, a decadent dessert, and a special take-home gift. 

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  • You can help a Bridge family today

    Each year, more than 100 families find homes and hope through Bridge Communities. And it's only possible through the help of caring supporters like you! Learn how you can make a positive, lifelong impact for families experiencing homelessness. 

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  • Volunteer Mentor Training

    Saturday, April 23
    8:15 am - 3:00 pm
    In-person training, Wheaton, IL 

    You can make a difference in the life of a family experiencing homelessness.  Become a mentor so you can help a family journey from homelessness to permanent housing and long-term stability. 

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    Learn More About Mentoring

  • Bridge Communities 2020 Generosity Report

    Because of your support, Bridge families could remain resilient through the challenges of 2020. Learn how you changed lives in our 2020 Generosity Report.

    Read the Bridge Communities 2020 Generosity Report
    Watch the Bridge Communities 2020 Generosity Report Video
    2020 Program Statistics
    2020 Program Outcomes

  • One Heart, One Bridge

    Despite the challenges of 2020, you shared your time, your talents, and your treasures – all to give Bridge families a life anew. We would not be here without your generous heart. And we would like to show you how you are transforming lives. Please view our special appreciation virtual event: One Heart, One Bridge.

    Click here to view One Heart, One Bridge

  • Circle of Hope

    Homeless families need consistency, step by step support and hope to overcome the issues that lead them to homelessness. When you join the Circle of Hope, your monthly or quarterly gift will give homeless families the hope and the reliable support they need most to rebuild their lives. 

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    Become a Circle of Hope donor today!