Summit Service Center Looking for Volunteers Starting March 13, 2023

Summit Service Center Looking for Volunteers Starting March 13, 2023

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 and the resources to coordinate follow-up care. The new Linda Sokol […]

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Homeless Persons Memorial 2022

Homeless Persons Memorial 2022

Each year, Grace Lutheran Church and BEDS Plus work together to remember and give thanks for the lives of homeless persons in our community. In this video, BEDS Plus staff members give readings, say the names of those who have passed, and Grace Lutheran La Grange Pastor Leland Albright gives […]

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Giving Tuesday is Here.

Giving Tuesday is Here.

Giving Tuesday has arrived. We are counting on our generous donors to assist our families. Donate by clicking HERE. The Washington Post recently reported (click for article) that raising a child costs, on average, $17,000 a year, depending on where you live and your income. BEDS Plus is asking for […]

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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: Mondays: Trinity […]

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Employment Program Success Story

Employment Program Success Story

Things are looking up for Tom, who recently secured employment thanks to support from the BEDS Plus Employment Program. Tom was out of the workforce for some time, taking care of his ailing father. When his father passed, Tom was not ready to re-engage in finding a new job. Having no job […]

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Employment Program Specialist Informative Q & A

Employment Program Specialist Informative Q & A

Question: What is the overall purpose of the BEDS Employment Program? The objective is to assist our clients in obtaining, and retaining, a job so they can become financially stable and independent. Secondly, studies show that having a job makes a person happier, healthier, and more satisfied. The road to […]

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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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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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