Permanent Supportive Housing – a Vital Lifeline

Permanent Supportive Housing – a Vital Lifeline

This month, we’re highlighting our Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program. PSH houses people with histories of chronic homelessness – the most vulnerable population we serve. We’d like to share more about chronic homelessness and our PSH programs. What Is Chronic Homelessness? The Department of Housing and Urban Development formally defines […]

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Women’s History Month 2023

Women’s History Month 2023

It’s March, and once again Women’s History Month. Last fiscal year July 2021-June 2022, BEDS Plus clients served were 53% women. A little over 25% of these women were either fleeing domestic violence or are survivors of DV. Over the next three weeks, we are featuring our “Road to Independence […]

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Honoring Black History Month 2023

Honoring Black History Month 2023

BEDS Looks Back on Black History Month Today marks the end of Black History Month. We celebrate the achievements of Black/African American individuals and groups and acknowledge the history of racism that has shaped the housing and homelessness inequities that we confront. Forty-four percent of our clients are Black/African American […]

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Event at BuckleDown Brewing to Help Celebrate 35 Years

Event at BuckleDown Brewing to Help Celebrate 35 Years

BuckleDown Brewing and sponsor WJW Architecture Firm are hosting an event celebrating a BEDS Plus milestone: 35 Years of Sheltering those who are homeless in our Suburban Cook County Communities. Please join us Thursday, February 23rd in Lyons between 5pm-8pm. Current and past shelter volunteers are encouraged to attend and […]

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Latinx homelessness rises significantly.

Latinx homelessness rises significantly.

Our strategic plan emphasizes equity driven operations, and we pay close attention to homelessness trends among minority grounps in the communities we serve. A recent National Alliance to End Homelessness  study found that: Latinx homelessness has increased over the past two years. Specifically, it grew 7.6 percent in last year’s […]

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Interim Housing Defined

Interim Housing Defined

Terminology Change at Homelessness Service Agencies including BEDS Plus Care: “Interim Housing” The words we use for our clients and services continuously change. These shifts reflect evolution in academic, human service, and popular cultural thought about homelessness and related issues. Recently, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has started to […]

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Population Spotlight: Older Adults

Population Spotlight: Older Adults

BEDS Plus has recently partnered with Aging Care Connections (ACC) to lease apartments near the new BEDS Linda Sokol Francis Summit Service Center. These units will be dedicated to older adults experiencing homelessness with serious medical conditions; they’ll receive intensive case management through Aging Care Connections and will be able […]

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Family Support is Key

Family Support is Key

Ebonie has a contagious smile and positive attitude even after being homeless twice in the last two years. She and her family (she is a single mom with three children) faced hardships and homelessness during the pandemic and then her roommate and best friend passed away. While grieving this loss […]

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