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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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August 12, 2020

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is working to assist households impacted by COVID-19. Click the video links below to find out more about Emergency Rental Assistance and Emergency Mortgage ... See more

August 12, 2020

A day on the job with our housing team! This summer, three clients were housed in June and another three were housed in July. Our case managers are planning to house three clients per week once ... See more

August 11, 2020

BEDS is currently looking to hire a part-time Development Assistant. Reporting to and in partnership with the Director of Advancement, the Development Assistant will support BEDS strategic goals of ... See more

August 10, 2020
IHDA COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is working to assist households impacted by COVID-19. Click the video links below to find out more about Emergency Rental Assistance and Emergency Mortgage ... See more

IHDA developed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to support Illinois tenants unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. T...

August 10, 2020
America Could Have 'Great Depression' Levels of Homelessness by Year's End

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/935g7p/america-could-have-great-depression-levels-of-homelessness-by-years-end

BEDS Bulletin!
Research published Friday found that as many as 40 million Americans ... See more

Housing advocates warn of a huge crisis if Congress doesn't come through soon with significant and sustained financial assistance.

August 7, 2020
Help Us Give Back to Our Communities | American Family

American Family and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will award $2,500 to 200 charities that are inspiring and helping others during this challenging time. Please consider nominating ... See more

August 7, 2020
IHDA COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is working to assist households impacted by COVID-19. Click the video links below to find out more about Emergency Rental Assistance and Emergency Mortgage ... See more

IHDA developed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to support Illinois tenants unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. T...

August 7, 2020

REMINDER!
We are pleased to announce that BEDS will be the beneficiary of the 20th annual La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic, on Monday, Aug. 10 at the La Grange Country Club. ... See more

August 6, 2020

Thankful Thursday! Tyson Summer Intern Andres Munoz has been busy this summer delivering prepared meals and other food to our sheltering clients. Our thanks to Tyson Foods for their support! From ... See more

August 6, 2020
IHDA COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is working to assist households impacted by COVID-19. Click the video links below to find out more about Emergency Rental Assistance and Emergency Mortgage ... See more

IHDA developed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to support Illinois tenants unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. T...

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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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From Andres to Zac: Meet BEDS’ 2020 Summer Interns

From Andres to Zac: Meet BEDS’ 2020 Summer Interns

We want to welcome 2020 summer interns Andres Munoz and Zac Catrambone. Both will help us continue safely serving people experiencing homelessness and at imminent risk of homelessness. We hope their time with us leads to a deeper understanding of the issues facing our communities and commitment to human services. […]

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A note from our Supportive Housing Director, Javon Harris

A note from our Supportive Housing Director, Javon Harris

Our work provides an unique vantage point on racial inequity.  We see the toll that brutal inequalities have exacted on our country, communities and clients.  It is unconscionable that: Black people make up 40 percent of the homeless population compared to 13 percent of the total population. They are overrepresented in every state. Last year, 41 percent […]

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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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