Learn more about our 2020 rental assistance program, including what information you need to apply for help. A special thank you to Bill Fogarty for producing this video gratis for BEDS.
Illinois’ eviction moratorium was due to expire on August 22nd, but it has been renewed until September 19th (as it has each month since April). The executive order prevents economically vulnerable households, who may have taken pay cuts, been furloughed, or been laid off, from being evicted during the pandemic. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Joe Boyle of The Reporter writes about the efforts of BEDS Plus to provide shelter and support for individuals who are homeless or dealing with poverty and other issues during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.
Marie Newman, Illinois 3rd Congressional District candidate, recently stopped by our newly opened consolidated shelter in Oak Lawn to get an in-person look at our operations. The shelter models our consolidated shelter in Brookfield and is operated in partnership with Respond Now. About 15 clients are currently staying at the […]
The Community Memorial Foundation awarded a total of nearly $250,000 in emergency grants to non-profit social service agencies in the western suburbs, including BEDS Plus, to help community members affected by COVID-19. Click here to read an article by Pioneer Press reporter Kimberly Fornek on the grant awards.
Pioneer Press reporter Kimberly Fornek reports on COVID-19 costs for organizations such as BEDS Plus. Click here to read more.
Riverside-Brookfield Landmark Editor Bob Uphues reported on rock musician Jim Peterik’s recent impromptu performance at our consolidated shelter site. Click here to read more.