Homeless seniors reaching crisis point

Homeless seniors reaching crisis point

Last year, BEDS Plus saw a surge in older clients. We reached 120 people aged 62 and older, the largest number and largest percent — 13% — of seniors ever helped in a year. This was four times the 5-year average of 30 seniors helped in a year. We served

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Thank you, Ogden Avenue School!

Thank you, Ogden Avenue School!

We are so proud of the sixth-grade students at Ogden Avenue School for organizing a donation drive for BEDS for their service project! Students at the school collected gift cards, paper towels, toilet paper and so many other items for our clients. The sixth-grade students also wrote letters of

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Busting the myths around homelessness

Busting the myths around homelessness

BEDS Plus, like most homeless service agencies, confronts common stereotypes. They make it easy to blame individuals for their homelessness, ignore them and their needs, and oppose changes that would improve their lives.  We’d like to deconstruct a few of the common misperceptions:

“They’re criminals.” People

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Domestic violence often leaves survivors homeless and without support

Domestic violence often leaves survivors homeless and without support

As a homeless services case worker, I’ve come to face an ugly truth: people fleeing domestic violence often become homeless. Abusers cut off access to family, friends, and financial resources, leaving survivors with no place to go or basis to rebuild their lives. Those who leave can stay in

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