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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Summit Ribbon Cutting Event on December 15th

Summit Ribbon Cutting Event on December 15th

In partnership with the Village of Summit, BEDS Plus and NAMI Metro Suburban will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 15, to celebrate two new community resources coming to Summit. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:00pm and tours of each facility will last until 6:00pm. […]

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Holiday Adopt A Family 2022

Holiday Adopt A Family 2022

Are you looking to make an impact and difference this holiday season for someone in need? Holiday Adopt-A-Family is back at BEDS Plus! There are many choices of programs this year. The BEDS Adopt-A-Family Gift Giving Program matches a donor with clients who cannot afford to celebrate the holidays. Holiday […]

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Veteran Homelessness Blog

Veteran Homelessness Blog

“One veteran experiencing homelessness will always be one too many.” There has been an 11% Decrease in Veteran Homelessness by U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Report November 3, 2022. Read more on this report HERE. Veterans are more likely than civilians to lose their homes. BEDS Plus has served 145 […]

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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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Illinois’ Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Summarized

Illinois’ Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Summarized

Illinois recently released Home Illinois: Illinois’ Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, which outlines the state’s approach to homelessness for the next several years. The plan grew out of Illinois’ September 2021 Executive Order that recognized a “momentous opportunity…to execute a robust and sustainable solution to homelessness” and created an […]

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The connection between mental health and homelessness

The connection between mental health and homelessness

This May, BEDS observes Mental Health Awareness Month. Sponsored by Mental Health America since 1949, the month seeks to raise awareness of mental health and its treatment. This year’s theme is Back to Basics, which recognizes how the pandemic and its restrictions affected our collective mental health and shares information […]

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