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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BEDS Special Bulletin: Food Rescue

BEDS Special Bulletin: Food Rescue

People experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness struggle to maintain a healthy diet, which has grown even more difficult during COVID-19. BEDS has expanded its Food Rescue program to reach a growing number of “food insecure” clients. Let’s learn more.   How Are Food Insecurity and Homelessness Related? People […]

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A special thank you to our meal team volunteers

A special thank you to our meal team volunteers

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our volunteers! Our work isn’t possible without the help of volunteers, who assist with meal deliveries, shelter, support center tasks and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers helped to donate and deliver more than 40,000 individual meals. We are incredibly grateful for our […]

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A day on the job with our Food Rescue team

A day on the job with our Food Rescue team

BEDS Emergency Services Coordinator Sue Dever talks about a day in the life of our Food Rescue program. It takes a dedicated team of donors, staff and volunteers to prepare meals for delivery to our clients. Our Food Rescue program saves more than 1,400 pounds of food per month that […]

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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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Meet BEDS Superhero, Sue Dever

Meet BEDS Superhero, Sue Dever

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our staff! Meet Sue Dever, Emergency Services Coordinator. Sue started out as a volunteer at BEDS back in 2014, when she and her teenage son had signed up to work an emergency overnight shelter shift. She became more and more involved as a volunteer […]

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Homelessness Prevention Update

Homelessness Prevention Update

The passage of the $1.6 trillion stimulus bill provides people at risk of homelessness with infusions of cash to pay rent, including $1400 stimulus checks and a continuation of $300 supplements to unemployment benefits. The bill does not extend the CDC eviction moratorium, which expires at the end of the […]

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