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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

  • 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 join us virtually on Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM for our special appreciation virtual event: One Heart, One Bridge.

    Register for One Heart, One Bridge

  • You can help a Bridge family today

    Each year, more than 130 families like Cassie's 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 a homeless family today. 

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  • 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 

  • Bridge Communities 2019 Annual Report

    Thank you for being a hero for 117 homeless families last year! Learn about the amazing impact you made in our 2019 Annual Report.

    Read the Bridge Communities 2019 Annual Report
    Watch the Bridge Communities 2019 Annual Report Video
    2019 Program Statistics

  • 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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