Please join us for a virtual Homeless Persons’ Memorial service organized by Grace Lutheran Church of La Grange. Held on All Saints’ Day, the service features a short sermon and acknowledgement of those who died last year while homeless or in our program. This is the second annual memorial service […]
Learn more about our 2020 rental assistance program, including what information you need to apply for help. A special thank you to Bill Fogarty for producing this video gratis for BEDS.
Marie Newman, Illinois 3rd Congressional District candidate, recently stopped by our newly opened consolidated shelter in Oak Lawn to get an in-person look at our operations. The shelter models our consolidated shelter in Brookfield and is operated in partnership with Respond Now. About 15 clients are currently staying at the […]
A heartfelt thank you to the students at Ogden Avenue School! The sixth-grade class coordinated a donation drive to benefits BEDS as its service project. Fun facts – 96 sixth-grade students collected four carloads of necessary shelter supplies over the past month! More than $1,000 in gift cards were collected. […]
Our work isn’t possible without volunteers like Adam Higgins and his family, who work the first shift at the St. Hugh’s emergency overnight shelter on the third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. Adam talks about why volunteering with BEDS is a true passion for him. Everyone deserves a home.
BEDS would like to thank Tyson Foods Intern Max Eckardt for a job well done this summer! Max focused on food and serious need for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. He collected food from area donors for our BEDS locations. Watch the video to hear Max talk […]
Ace Hardware really is the helpful place – a group of volunteers recently spent three days on site at BEDS locations helping with a shelter move, cleaning and stocking a shelter and sprucing up the Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility. BEDS would like to thank the Ace Hardware Foundation for […]
We are so proud of the sixth-grade students at Ogden Avenue School for organizing a donation drive for BEDS for their service project! Students at the school collected gift cards, paper towels, toilet paper and so many other items for our clients. The sixth-grade students also wrote letters of