Imagine having no place to go. Sleeping outside in the cold, or the only place of refuge is inside your car. That’s the reality for some homeless individuals and for one night, groups across DuPage County experienced what they go through every night. Two of those groups were here in Naperville.

Sleep Out Saturday

High School students from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) participated in Bridge Communities’ annual Sleep Out Saturday. This year was high school senior, Nicole’s, third year taking part, and the first for senior, Michael.

“It’s definitely out of someone’s comfort zone,” said Nicole. “It’s definitely stepping out there and I would 100 percent recommend it because it is a great opportunity to learn.”

“I think it’s important because it makes you a well-rounded person and allows you to understand what other people are like in the community and how to better support and better the people around you,” said Michael. The teens at Our Saviour’s heard from a Bridge Communities speaker who talked about her experience looking for help, and recently graduating the non-profit’s program.

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