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What we do

Through the help of our program partners and supporters, Bridge Communities provides free transitional housing to nearly 100 families facing homelessness in DuPage County each year. During the two years each family spends in our program, they are able to save money, learn budgeting skills, heal from the traumas of homelessness, obtain better employment, and develop valuable life-skills so they are able to maintain stable housing once they graduate.

Mission: The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.

Vision: Our vision is a community where all families are healthy, financially stable, and living in affordable housing.

Values: Each of our core values—Partnership, Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Hope—apply to everyone involved in Bridge Communities – clients, mentors, program partners, volunteers, donors, board members, staff and community.

  • From Despair to Determination

    With help from her Bridge mentors, Yvonne used the tools and skills she discovered she already had and established a wonderful new life for herself and her three children in just over 15 months!

    Read more about Yvonne and other Bridge clients

  • Bridge Communities has developed an education curriculum for children and youth designed as an interactive outreach program that teaches about homelessness in your local community. Activities are easy, interactive, age appropriate and flexible to be used with many sized groups. The curriculum is available free of charge.  If you are a Scout leader, you can use this curriculum to earn the 'Heart for the Homeless' Scout patch.

    Learn more about What's It Like to Be Homeless

  • Advocating for Families Facing Homelessness

    Bridge Communities proactively works with local, regional and statewide agencies on issues relating to homelessness and affordable housing. Bridge advocates for just treatment and services for homeless adults and homeless children, as well as impact affordable housing supply and permanent housing options for low- to moderate-income families in DuPage County and throughout Illinois.

    Learn more about Bridge Communities' Advocacy Work