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March 2, 2021

Congratulations to Tiffany, who was recently housed! Throughout the process of working with BEDS toward housing, Tiffany expressed how truly grateful she was to have an opportunity to start over. We ... See more

March 1, 2021

Do you have a birthday coming up? Consider a fundraiser for BEDS Plus Care. We are incredibly grateful to those who held fundraisers for BEDS recently, including Mario J. Fotino and Aisha Caffey.

March 1, 2021
'Hidden homeless crisis': After losing jobs and homes, more people are living in cars and RVs and it's getting worse

BEDS Bulletin! Graham Pruss, a postdoctoral scholar with the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, expects more Americans will seek shelter in their vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic as ... See more

More Americans are being driven into their vehicles by the pandemic as the government safety net frays and evictions and foreclosures increase.

February 26, 2021
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Ray Stewart, Robert LeGrand and Ulmon Thomas are key members of our Street Outreach team. They are all former clients who experienced homelessness before they were housed. They know how hard it can ... See more

February 25, 2021
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We are so thankful for our supporters, volunteers and communities!

February 25, 2021

Thankful Thursday! A heartfelt thank you to St. Damian Church in Oak Forest. The church collected donations of hoodies, long underwear, underwear and socks for our clients over the holidays. Thank ... See more

February 25, 2021

Thankful Thursday! We are so grateful for Congress Park School. The school recently held a coat drive and collected more than 12 large bags of coats and winter wear for our clients. Thank you!

February 24, 2021

Congratulations to Dewey, who recently moved into our Permanent Supportive Housing program. Dewey traveled a long way to find home - he was originally on the streets in Chicago Heights before he was ... See more

February 24, 2021

Street Outreach encompasses so much more than simply searching our communities for those in need of shelter. Our team often works with our local police departments to respond to those in need of ... See more

February 23, 2021
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Former BEDS clients help Street Outreach team reach those experiencing homelessness

Former BEDS clients help Street Outreach team reach those experiencing homelessness

The experience of living on the streets is one Ray Stewart remembers all too well. Ray first experienced homelessness at age 15 with his family. His family was in and out of homelessness for many years. Ray found BEDS as an adult and after a year of working through the […]

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A day in the community with our Street Outreach team

A day in the community with our Street Outreach team

Come along with our Street Outreach team during a cold winter afternoon. Regardless of the weather, our Street Outreach team heads out into our communities to make sure we can connect people experiencing homelessness with housing and other services. So far, our Street Outreach team has reached more than 90 […]

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BEDS Street Outreach team braves elements to find those experiencing homelessness

BEDS Street Outreach team braves elements to find those experiencing homelessness

Every Friday afternoon the BEDS Street Outreach team gathers to discuss their work and strategy. The team is the first line of defense in our mission to help those who are experiencing homelessness. Several times a week, the team goes out into the community in search of those who are […]

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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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