Community baby shower celebrates new moms

Community baby shower celebrates new moms

New and expecting moms among our clients were recently showered with attention and celebrated. A community baby shower and luncheon event was organized by the Oddfellows Palacky Lodge #630 to help these moms prepare for their new arrivals, while also making them feel special too. BEDS Plus Director of Supportive […]

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Erin Molek: Why I Give

Erin Molek: Why I Give

She was referred to as the woman in the red coat but I knew her as Joan. She was an everyday presence in our community: a small, slight lady who was very timid, kept to herself and spent her days walking the sidewalks of La Grange with her roller suitcase. […]

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Meet BEDS Superhero, Joann Boblick

Meet BEDS Superhero, Joann Boblick

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our staff! Meet Manager of Stabilization Services Joann Boblick. Joann, a long-time member of the BEDS community, helps people who are struggling to remain in their homes stay in them. “The goal of these (prevention and stabilization) programs is to prevent people from ever […]

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Summit Service Center plans featured in Chicago Tribune article

Summit Service Center plans featured in Chicago Tribune article

In its recent article on homelessness during COVID-19 and lessons learned, the Chicago Tribune discussed how BEDS is raising money for the Summit Service Center, a fixed-site shelter modeled after college dorms. The 24-bed facility in a renovated bank is expected to handle 50 to 75 people per year, with […]

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Meet BEDS Superhero, Erin Molek

Meet BEDS Superhero, Erin Molek

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our staff! Meet Erin Molek, Community Engagement Coordinator. Erin first got involved with BEDS about seven years ago when she started volunteering. Throughout the years, Erin has helped grow the Food Rescue program at BEDS and also has worked to engage the community in […]

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Brookfield Elks, Tischler’s partner to aid BEDS Plus clients

Brookfield Elks, Tischler’s partner to aid BEDS Plus clients

Riverside/Brookfield Landmark reporter Jackie Pisano wrote about the partnership between the Brookfield Elks and grocer Tischlers Finer Foods to provide food to BEDS clients. The food basket donations, part of the Match a Meal program, have helped to feed more than 100 people so far. Click here to read more. […]

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The Eviction Crisis

The Eviction Crisis

America faces an eviction outbreak that could reach pandemic proportions. The CDC eviction moratorium expires on March 31, and Illinois’ moratorium ends three days later on April 3. Immediately afterward, tenants face eviction, trying to find housing with eviction records, and homelessness. (For their part, landlords face foreclosures, asset seizures, […]

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