Your support today will help us open in Fall of 2022

Campaign still open. Consider supporting this medical respite center today!

The Linda Sokol Francis Summit Center construction began in March of 2022. Please stay tuned to this page of our website where we will post updates.

Read the Update Email from 4/4/22

Read the Update Email from 5/2/22

BEDS Plus is strengthening the local safety net by developing a new interim housing program in Summit, Illinois. The Linda Sokol Francis Summit Service Center is a $3.1 million public-private investment in long-term solutions for people who are poor and find themselves homeless in Southwest Suburban Cook County.

We are excited to announce that construction has started on the Linda Sokol Francis Summit Center. BEDS has received its permit and job site mobilization has started. The interior demolition is in progress.

For people who struggle to meet basic human needs, the Summit Service Center will improve access to regional community-based and public resources. Together with long-standing and trusted partners, BEDS Plus will increase access to health care, mental health services and housing programs in a community at the heart of its service territory.

People who are homeless with severe, chronic health problems tend to rely on emergency rooms for medical treatment. When discharged from the hospital they often return to emergency rooms with worsened conditions because they lack a place to live to coordinate follow-up care. The Summit Service Center will provide up to 24 months of fixed site, interim housing for medically vulnerable homeless adults, allowing them to live with dignity while they stabilize and qualify for permanent housing.

Please give your support to the Summit Service Center Capital Campaign

Due to unforeseen higher labor and materials costs, this project budget has increased by 30% overall. Thus we are keeping this capital campaign open. Consider giving today.

The BEDS Plus Board of Directors has pledged $125,000 to help raise $1.6 million in private support to renovate the building site at 7666 W. 63rd Street. The Cook County Department of Economic Development is investing $1.5 million. The Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2022.

Gifts of $1,000 or greater will be acknowledged on a donor wall.

To discuss other ways to give, contact Molly Price, Development Manager, 708-354-0858 ext. 115.

FOR OUR PARTNERS:

The BEDS Plus Summit Service Center will provide interim housing and case management to medically vulnerable homeless individuals who will receive dignity-based supportive services.

Service Center Features:

  • 24-beds in semi-private sleeping rooms with two dedicated hospital discharge/quarantine single-bed rooms.
  • Support for these individuals while they qualify for permanent supportive housing.
  • Showers, locker storage, laundry facilities, dining room, activity room.
  • 24-hour staffing, 7 days a week.
  • Wrap-around services including intensive case management.
  • Onsite access to medical clinic and behavior health services provided by Pillars Community Health and Amita Health Southwest.

Interim Housing Floor Plan

The Summit Service Center will help close the gap in critical safety net services in our region.

The growth in the agency’s capacity to serve more people has outstripped the physical space available to deliver programs. The Summit Service Center will provide much-needed space for low barrier access to enhanced service and dedicated space for health and mental health clinics.

Program staff who are bilingual in English, Spanish, Polish and Arabic will meet with clients to provide the following services at the Summit Service Center:

  • Rental Assistance — access to rent and utility payments.
  • Housing Programs — connection to supportive and transitional housing.
  • Employment program.
  • Case management, access and linkages to community-based safety net programs.

Program Partners

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