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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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Mark your calendars! Soup & Bread will be streaming live on Sunday, January 31, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

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October 28, 2020

Please join us in welcoming Margaret Miedlar to the BEDS Plus staff, who has joined BEDS as Development Assistant. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Margaret and her daughter volunteered for BEDS and ... See more

October 26, 2020
More than 6M households missed their rent or mortgage payment in September

BEDS Bulletin! According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Research Institute for Housing America, more than 6 million households in September failed to make their rent or mortgage payments. Gary ... See more

More than 6 million households missed their rent or mortgage payment in September, as Congress stalls on coronavirus stimulus aid.

October 23, 2020

Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at BEDS Plus? Attend our monthly BEDS Plus Information Meetings, held every second Monday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our next meeting ... See more

October 22, 2020
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We are so thankful for our supporters, volunteers and communities!

October 22, 2020

Congratulations to Walter, who recently moved into a new apartment in Oak Lawn. Walter was homeless for the past four years and had recently sheltered at our COVID-19 consolidated shelter site in Oak ... See more

October 21, 2020

We would like to introduce you to Rama Mustafa, who has joined the BEDS Plus Prevention team! Rama previously worked as a domestic violence legal advocate and case manager at Arab American Family ... See more

October 20, 2020

Congratulations to Walter, who recently moved into a new apartment in Oak Lawn. Walter was homeless for the past four years and had recently sheltered at our COVID-19 consolidated shelter site in Oak ... See more

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

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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!

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BEDS volunteer Rebecca Russow launches artwork fundraiser

BEDS volunteer Rebecca Russow launches artwork fundraiser

BEDS volunteer Rebecca Russow knew she wanted to help BEDS when the COVID-19 pandemic hit but helping at shelter was simply no longer an option. So Rebecca decided to get creative and turned to her artwork as a way to help BEDS instead. Rebecca said she has missed seeing her […]

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Executive Director Tina Rounds discusses program delivery during COVID-19

Executive Director Tina Rounds discusses program delivery during COVID-19

This year has been a year unlike any other in our 30-year history. Similar to all businesses, we have had to quickly modify our operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of our communities, we are doing our best under these very stressful circumstances. The mission at […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Homelessness reduces lifespan by 20 years

BEDS Special Bulletin: Homelessness reduces lifespan by 20 years

People experiencing homelessness live an average of 20 years less than their peers. They are at much higher risk of chronic Illnesses, like hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary disease, cancer, tuberculosis, influenza, and other respiratory infections. With the onset of the pandemic, University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that people experiencing homelessness […]

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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.
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. Learn More
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