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Bridge Communities Statistics and Program Outcomes

Bridge Communities has helped more than 750 families cross the bridge from homelessness to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.  In 1999, Bridge began to survey client families one year after they exited the two-year Transitional Housing Program.  Results from the 2013 exits surveys indicate that while in the Transitional Housing Program, Bridge client families developed the skills necessary to achieve productive, self-sufficient lives.

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During the 2021 school year, 1,901 DuPage County students (birth to 12th grade) were identified as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children living in shelters, cars, and most commonly those children sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship. This is how homelessness is defined for our school children under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.