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: Sunday: St. […]

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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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Permanent Supportive Housing: Jonah’s move-in day

Permanent Supportive Housing: Jonah’s move-in day

After experiencing homelessness for four years, Jonah now has a place to call home. He connected with BEDS while living out of his car. We were able to help Jonah find housing through our Permanent Supportive Housing program, which pairs case management with support services to help our clients stabilize […]

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Volunteers vital to our work

Volunteers vital to our work

BEDS was founded by a committed group of La Grange area residents. They did not have any formal human services training; they simply saw people living outdoors and decided to act. We started as a weekly shelter in an area faith-based organization. Other faith-based organizations soon joined in, bringing new groups […]

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