Client success story
A Chance Encounter Leads to a Bright Future
Fresh out of class at community college, Brenda didn’t want to go home to her parents’ house, where pressure to move out mounted. Considering dropping out of school with only five classes remaining to work full-time in order pay the bills as a single parent, the stress was visible on her face as she waited for the bus.
A chance encounter with a stranger turned everything around.
“A man came up to me and asked ‘What’s wrong? You look stressed.’” said Brenda. “I explained my situation, and he gave me this yellow brochure that said ‘Bridge Communities.’ I thought ‘What kind of scam is this?’ but I alsothought, ‘Why don’t you call?’”
Read Brenda and Angeli's success story
Transforming the lives of homeless families
Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots, non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families in DuPage County through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Our program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self-sufficiency.
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news and announcements
Glen Ellyn Garden Walk
Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at homes throughout Glen Ellyn
Stroll through some of Glen Ellyn's most creative gardens on this year's Glen Ellyn Garden Walk You'll be amazed and delighted by the creativity of these horticultural artists.
Tickets for the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk are on sale now; $25 per person if purchased by June 13th, and $30 June 13th and after.
Click here to enjoy a preview of the 2013 Glen Ellyn Garden Walk.
Questions? Contact Jennie Gates at (630) 545-0610 ext. 19 or email@example.com.
You are invited to the home of Mark and Peggy Udelhofen for a summer evening of fine food, cocktails, entertainment and the company of good friends. This beautiful garden is only open for the Glen Ellyn Garden Party and will not be featured as part of the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk.
Purchase Garden Party tickets for $100, which includes a ticket to the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk.
2012 Generosity Report
Your generosity laid the foundation upon which dreams are built. Because of you, 104 families crossed the bridge from homelessness to hope in 2012. Because of you, families are permanently ending cycles of violence and poverty. Because of you, children have dreams of brighter futures. Read their stories and learn about Bridge's vision for the future in the 2012 Generosity Report.
View the 2012 Generosity Report
Meet Bridge Families on YouTube
Check out Bridge Communities' YouTube channel and meet families that have benefited from the Transitional Housing Program and moved from homelessness to permanent housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Visit YouTube
and meet: Justyn and Jordyn, Channell, Belinda, Carrie and others. Learn How Bridge Communities Helps Homeless Families