A Brief Look at the History of Housing Discrimination

A Brief Look at the History of Housing Discrimination

This Black History Month, we celebrate the resilience, innovations, and achievements of Black individuals and communities. At the same time, we acknowledge the legacy of discrimination that shapes homelessness and our work. It’s hard—because the scale of housing inequities is overwhelming. It starts with income. In 2018, the median Black […]

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BEDS Serves Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

BEDS Serves Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Older adults face a housing crisis. Low-income, single adults over 50 make up half of America’s homeless population, and the number of older adults experiencing homelessness will triple by 2023. Low-income seniors cannot afford modest apartments anywhere in the United States, and Social Security benefits, which aren’t available until 65, […]

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Road to Independence Event, 4/5/23

Road to Independence Event, 4/5/23

Intimate partner violence is everywhere. It may have happened to you, a family member, or someone you know. This Wednesday (April 5th) is the 3rd Annual Road to Independence Event, raising awareness and funds for BEDS domestic violence survivors who often find themselves leaving everything behind when they flee a […]

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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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Summary of the recent Federal Plan to End Homelessness

Summary of the recent Federal Plan to End Homelessness

A Summary of the Federal Plan to End Homelessness Recently, the federal government released All In: The Federal Strategic to Prevent and End Homelessness, a comprehensive plan to reduce homelessness by 25 percent by January 2025. We want to take a quick look at the plan’s main points and how […]

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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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Summit Ribbon Cutting Event on December 15th

Summit Ribbon Cutting Event on December 15th

Details about the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House HERE. 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 […]

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