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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

  • Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

    Join us on September 9 for a day of meat and music! The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ is the largest amateur bbq competition in Illinois, and you won't want to miss the free concerts, food trucks, raffles, kids activities and more at this fun, family-friendly event. All proceeds benefited the homeless families served by Bridge Communities. 

    Learn more about the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ
    Visit the BBQ website
    Volunteer at the BBQ! 

  • Meet Our Families

    When you support Bridge Communities, you are directly changing the lives of homeless families for the better and giving them the opportunity to start anew.  You are connecting them to safe housing, employment assistance, tutoring and adult education, children's programs, pareting classes, nutritional workshops, counseling and more. Thank you!

    Read Bridge client success stories
    Make a donation in honor of Bridge families

  • Circle of Hope

    Will you make a lasting impact for Bridge families?

    Homeless families need consistency, step by step support and hope to overcome the issues that led them to homelessness. And by making a monthly gift, you can give homeless families the hope and the reliable support they need to rebuild their lives. Bridge families need your help--will you join Circle of Hope?

    Become a Circle of Hope donor today
    Learn more about Circle of Hope recurring giving program

  • 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