Volunteers vital to our work
BEDS was founded by a committed group of La Grange area residents. They did not have any formal human services training; they simply saw people living outdoors and decided to act. We started as a weekly shelter in an area faith-based organization. Other faith-based organizations soon joined in, bringing new groups […]
What does a housing advocate at BEDS do? Featuring staff member Priscilla Beecham-Joseph
What does a housing advocate at BEDS do? BEDS Housing Advocate Priscilla Beecham-Joseph works with clients to help them find housing but also provides them with case management services throughout their journey. She helps clients learn how to budget and plan to pay their bills on time, among other things.
Housing gives BEDS client a fresh start
Congratulations to Michael! Michael was recently housed after previously living out of his car and staying in shelters. He had struggled with drug use in the past but worked with his case workers to get into counseling. Michael has been sober for two years now and is grateful to those […]