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October 15, 2021

🏡 APPLY NOW FOR RENT HELP 🏡 If your household is impacted by COVID-19 and you need help paying rent and bills, help is here. Cook County Government rental assistance applications are now open! ... See more

October 15, 2021

Calling all donors! We are in need of gallon-size storage bags and bottled water. If you would like to donate items, please bring them to our Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility at 9601 E. Ogden ... See more

BEDS Bulletin

Hair cut, fresh shave give client confidence

Hair cut, fresh shave give client confidence

The work we do at BEDS does not stop when a client is housed. Herb was housed in September 2019. He had stayed in our shelters after he was forced to live out of his car when he depleted his life savings to care for his sick mom. He never […]

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Undoing Structural Racism in Housing

Undoing Structural Racism in Housing

BEDS clients mainly come from five townships: Berwyn, Lyons, Proviso, Stickney, and Worth. Twelve percent of their combined population is Black; forty-four percent of our clients from these areas are Black. This is not an accident. Systemic racism has long denied Black people access to housing and creates the stark […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Douglas’ Story

BEDS Special Bulletin: Douglas’ Story

Douglas came to our office in tears. His wife had passed away in hospice care, and he and his fifth-grade son Ty continued to cope with her loss. When schools closed due to the pandemic, Douglas had continued working days while Ty signed into e-learning at home, but like many […]

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What Our Clients Say

Bill and Yvette
Saving our lives and futures, providing food and shelter, helping us find a way back home, loving us when we feel no else does, not judging us instead accepting us as we are!
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.
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