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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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October 19, 2020
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up

BEDS Bulletin!
Two new studies have found that poverty has returned to levels higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spring, an ambitious expansion of the safety net saved millions of ... See more

Two new studies show the effect of the emergency $2 trillion package known as the Cares Act and what happened when the money ran out.

October 16, 2020

Cusack Insurance in Oak Lawn is matching donations added to your receipt at Papa Joe's in Orland Park to help feed our clients as part of our Match a Meal program. Add a donation of $2 or more to ... See more

October 15, 2020
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We are so thankful for our supporters, volunteers and communities!

October 15, 2020

Thankful Thursday! We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters, who raised $1,136 to provide meals from Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten to our motel-based shelter clients. Philip ... See more

October 14, 2020

It's a new beginning for Thomas, who was recently housed in Chicago Ridge! It was a long journey to housing for Thomas, who was homeless for more than 10 years and recently attended shelter in Oak ... See more

October 14, 2020

It's a new beginning for Thomas, who was recently housed in Chicago Ridge! It was a long journey to housing for Thomas, who was homeless for more than 10 years and recently attended shelter in Oak ... See more

October 12, 2020
Homeless Families Struggle With Impossible Choices As School Closures Continue

BEDS Bulletin!
NPR reported on the difficult decisions those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms face and what it means to be homeless and schoolless amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia ... See more

Parents and caregivers who are homeless face a difficult decision: Work to try to escape homelessness, or quit their jobs to help their kids with online learning.

October 9, 2020

This month, Fornaro Law is matching donations added to your receipt at Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten to help feed our clients as part of our Match a Meal program. The downtown La Grange ... See more

October 8, 2020

Thankful Thursday! We want to thank our long-time partner TJMaxx in Countryside. They generously support us with in-kind donations, volunteer teams, and annual grant support from their parent company ... See more

October 8, 2020

Thankful Thursday! We want to thank our long-time partner TJMaxx in Countryside. They generously support us with in-kind donations, volunteer teams, and annual grant support from their parent company ... 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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