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“Been on the streets for a long time. I was in another program. For years, they didn't help me. BEDS did.”

— Richard, BEDS client

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September 23, 2020
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We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Gifts for Hope! The private organization donated tablets for students to use during remote learning and smart phones with six months of service. The ... See more

September 22, 2020
BEDS Plus 2020 Rental Assistance Program

Learn more about our 2020 rental assistance program, including what information you need to apply for help. A special thank you to Bill Fogarty for producing this video gratis for BEDS. ... See more

Joann Boblick, Manager of Prevention & Stabilization Services, explains how to apply for homelessness prevention rental assistance.

September 21, 2020
Driven to tell the stories of America's forgotten homeless

BEDS Bulletin!
For the past 15 years, Diane Nilan has been on the road documenting the plight of those who live in shelters, on the street, in overcrowded apartments, in motels and in abandoned ... See more

According to one estimate, nearly 570,000 people nationwide were homeless on a night in 2019.

September 18, 2020

Tomorrow is the day to show off your summer buzz! This year's annual Summer Buzz has gone virtual. Help support Assisting the Homeless and its virtual event, which will benefit BEDS Plus and Pillars ... See more

September 17, 2020

Thankful Thursday! Thank you to Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange for providing BEDS with food drive donations! Pictured here with Community Engagement Coordinator Erin Molek is Rachel Weaver. ... See more

September 17, 2020

Thankful Thursday! Thank you to Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange for providing BEDS with food drive donations! Pictured here with Community Engagement Coordinator Erin Molek is Rachel Weaver. ... See more

September 16, 2020
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BEDS this week held its first on-site enrollment of applicants for Chicago-Cook County Workforce Development. The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is investing about $8 million in grant funds to ... See more

September 15, 2020

Participate in our Match a Meal program and support a local business while helping feed the homeless and food insecure! This month, Philip Wagler - American Family Insurance Agent - Chicago, IL will ... See more

September 14, 2020
Chicago-area renters are still being pushed out of their homes with threats of lockouts and notices on doors, despite COVID-19 eviction moratorium

BEDS Bulletin! The Chicago Tribune reported that renters are still being pushed out of their homes with threats of lockouts and notices on doors despite state and federal COVID-19 eviction ... See more

The pandemic-driven moratorium on evictions in Illinois keeps getting extended, yet Chicago-area tenants are still being served with notices.

September 12, 2020

BEDS Plus has received funding from the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership to fill four positions: Emergency Services Coordinator, Front Desk Operator, Outreach Worker and Prevention Specialist. ... See more

BEDS Bulletin

2020 Rental Assistance Program

2020 Rental Assistance Program

Learn more about our 2020 rental assistance program, including what information you need to apply for help. A special thank you to Bill Fogarty for producing this video gratis for BEDS.

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The Eviction Moratorium and Coming Crisis

The Eviction Moratorium and Coming Crisis

Illinois’ eviction moratorium was due to expire on August 22nd, but it has been renewed until September 19th (as it has each month since April). The executive order prevents economically vulnerable households, who may have taken pay cuts, been furloughed, or been laid off, from being evicted during the pandemic. […]

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Grace Seeds Ministry empowers volunteer growers to supply local food pantries

Grace Seeds Ministry empowers volunteer growers to supply local food pantries

Daily Southtown reporter Susan DeGrane recently wrote about the work of Grace Seeds Ministry to empower volunteer growers to supply local food pantries. Grace Seeds Ministry works with BEDS Plus to operate a garden at the Ogden Supportive Housing Facility that is maintained by the clients who live there. Click […]

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What Our Clients Say

John
BEDS gave me direction when my life was going in circles.  Now I have a place to rest and think.
Ed
These people at BEDS…they go the extra mile.
Louise
Thank you BEDS Plus…you have helped me to come from the lowest and darkest time of my life to live again.
Andy
I don’t know where I’d be without BEDS Plus.  I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thomas
BEDS turned our lives around.  I start work tomorrow and Dorothy is on the list to start next week!  Thank you to everyone at BEDS for your tireless efforts in helping all of us.

BEDS Plus is doing everything possible to protect our clients, volunteers, staff, and communities in response to COVID19. Learn more or contact us at 708.354.0858.
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