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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

  • Wine Women & Shoes debuts on June 25!

    Sip, savor and shop for a cause! Bridge Communities is thrilled to launch Wine Women & Shoes®! This new high-energy event will feature an unforgettable day of fun and philanthropy at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale, including wine tasting, shopping, a glamorous exclusive fashion show, savory luncheon, exciting live and silent auctions, a chance to win your dream closet, and more! Proceeds will benefit the families served by Bridge Communities. To ensure social distancing and space restrictions, the event will be offered in AM and PM sessions. Tickets are currently available for the PM session. 

  • The Bridge Communities Classic

    It's time to tee up! On Monday, August 30, join us for a day of golf in support of the 100+ families served this year by Bridge Communities. Enjoy a golf scramble with novelty holes and prizes, grab-and-go lunch, a cocktail reception and more.

    Reserve your ticket or foursome today!
    Sponsorship opportunities

  • 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

  • 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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    Learn how the CARES Act affects you
    All your options for charitable giving

  • Karen S. Wells Appointed CEO of Bridge Communities

    Bridge Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen S. Wells as Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Communities, beginning June 1, 2020. We are thrilled and confident that, with Karen’s strong record as an accomplished business leader and civic volunteer, she will successfully help to guide Bridge Communities into the future and continue to serve families facing homelessness with compassion and excellence.

    A Letter from Bridge Communities' Board Chair 
    Press Release: Karen S. Wells Appointed CEO of Bridge Communities 

  • COVID-19 and Bridge Communities

    We appreciate your concern for Bridge families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for an official statement from Bridge Communities. 

  • 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!