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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Rapid Rehousing program aims to quickly get clients back on their feet

Rapid Rehousing program aims to quickly get clients back on their feet

Rapid Rehousing Case Manager Beth Kulpinski loves to see clients like Montario succeed. Beth, who has worked at BEDS for almost two years, helped Montario get back on his feet after he experienced homelessness due to losing his job during the pandemic. Montario was housed about a year ago and […]

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Housing helps BEDS client find stability

Housing helps BEDS client find stability

Since getting house about a year ago, Montario has been making strides and thriving at his job. Montario sought help from BEDS at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic after he lost his apartment and the restaurant he had been working at closed down. He initially stayed in our consolidated […]

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A Message from Our Chief Executive Officer

A Message from Our Chief Executive Officer

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the community. I deeply appreciate your continued support of the BEDS Plus mission during this time of uncertainty and change. You are foundational to our ability to innovate and make investments that will improve the safety net in our community. BEDS Plus has […]

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Annual Legislative Meeting Brings Together Suburban Homeless Organizations

Annual Legislative Meeting Brings Together Suburban Homeless Organizations

The Association of Homeless Advocates in the North/Northwest District recently held its annual legislative breakfast. Representatives from AHAND’s 30 member organizations, other homeless service agencies and those with histories of homelessness shared their priorities and experiences with area legislators who were in attendance. Katie Spoden of the Alliance to End […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Douglas’ Story

BEDS Special Bulletin: Douglas’ Story

Douglas came to our office in tears. His wife had passed away in hospice care, and he and his fifth-grade son Ty continued to cope with her loss. When schools closed due to the pandemic, Douglas had continued working days while Ty signed into e-learning at home, but like many […]

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