Rotating Shelter is Back

Rotating Shelter is Back

BEDS Rotational Shelter is back. This program will be running during the coldest winter months: Monday, November 28 through Sunday, March 5. The program will welcome up to 40 pre-registered homeless individuals at each location.   The 7 different churches and days of the week are as follows: Sunday: St. […]

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Holiday Adopt A Family 2022

Holiday Adopt A Family 2022

Are you looking to make an impact and difference this holiday season for someone in need? Holiday Adopt-A-Family is back at BEDS Plus! There are many choices of programs this year. The BEDS Adopt-A-Family Gift Giving Program matches a donor with clients who cannot afford to celebrate the holidays. Holiday […]

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Meet BEDS Manager of Intake Danielle Cox

Meet BEDS Manager of Intake Danielle Cox

BEDS Plus is lucky to have Manager of Intake Danielle Cox on staff. Danielle said her job at BEDS is a frontline point of entry for the agency. Once she receives a client’s contact information, she begins the shelter or diversion screening process. She interacts with potential clients by asking […]

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Meet Jennifer Tudor, BEDS Manager of Permanent Supportive Housing

Meet Jennifer Tudor, BEDS Manager of Permanent Supportive Housing

Meet Jennifer Tudor, BEDS Manager of Permanent Supportive Housing, who joined the staff in 2019. Jennifer oversees five Supportive Housing programs and one housed after-care program. Jennifer always knew she wanted to work in a “helping profession,” but wasn’t sure in what capacity. After she graduated from Drake University, she […]

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The connection between mental health and homelessness

The connection between mental health and homelessness

This May, BEDS observes Mental Health Awareness Month. Sponsored by Mental Health America since 1949, the month seeks to raise awareness of mental health and its treatment. This year’s theme is Back to Basics, which recognizes how the pandemic and its restrictions affected our collective mental health and shares information […]

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BEDS Faith-based Partnerships: First Congregational Church of Western Springs

BEDS Faith-based Partnerships: First Congregational Church of Western Springs

First Congregational Church of Western Springs is a long-time supporter of BEDS Plus. The church supports BEDS and our programs through its mission programs as well as its Woman’s Society. Church volunteers over the years have worked summer shelter shifts, provided meals and provided transportation. Their support is essential to […]

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Community Partnership: BEDS and the city of Berwyn

Community Partnership: BEDS and the city of Berwyn

Community partnerships are important in the effort to treat and prevent homelessness. Berwyn Police Department Community Relations Officer Juan Macias talks about how the city’s partnership with BEDS helps Berwyn respond to those experiencing homelessness and keeps police patrol out on the streets in service. The Street Outreach team at […]

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Meet Street Outreach team member Jack Rudzinski

Meet Street Outreach team member Jack Rudzinski

Jack Rudzinski loves the hands-on nature of the work he does at BEDS. Jack started out working with the Food Rescue program in the fall and helped to deliver meals to clients temporarily sheltered in area motels. He later joined the Street Outreach team and now gets to work more […]

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