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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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Charity Navigator rates Bridge a 4-star organization—the highest possible rating. 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

  • Join us at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ September 10

    This year, summer doesn’t end on Labor Day! The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ (GEBYBBQ) returns for its 8th year on Saturday, September 10. Join us for a day of food, family-friendly activities, concerts and of course, barbecue! All proceeds from the event go directly to help the homeless families served by Bridge Communities.

    More info on the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ
    Volunteer for the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ
    2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Become a Charity Hero

    Run in the Naperville Marathon Races on behalf of Bridge families

    The Naperville Marathon races will be held on October 23, 2016, and YOU can be a hero for Bridge families! Sign up to run and fundraise in their honor today. Runners will also receive a registration discount to use on the Naperville Marathon website.
    First, click here to sign up to run for Bridge
    Second, click here to complete your registration with the Naperville Marathon

  • Bridge Communities' Campaign for Children

    At Bridge, we believe it is through the children that we have the greatest chance of breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness. If you can give them hope in their future, belief in themselves and better ways of problem-solving, then they'll have a greater chance of future success. Will you join us in our commitment to Break the Cycle of Homelessness?

    Make a gift to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

  • Mentor Training

    Volunteer mentors provide the caring and encouragement necessary to foster the personal and economic growth that client families need to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency. They are a key reason that Bridge families can build a better future.

    Learn more about volunteer mentors
    Sign up for Mentor University