Homelessness and the Domestic Violence Survivors BEDS Serves

Our upcoming Road to Independence fundraiser will support our housing and supportive services for domestic violence survivors. Before you enjoy the live music, Harley Davidson photo booth, and debut of our 2024 Road to Independence beer, we hope you’ll take a moment to learn about our client trends, links between […]

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BEDS Marks Women’s History Month

BEDS Marks Women’s History Month

Since 1995, U.S. Presidents have proclaimed March as Women’s History Month. Most  recently, President Joe Biden released a statement “celebrat[ing] the courageous women who have helped our Nation build a fairer, more just society.” We are a woman-led organization[1] that promotes fairness and justice for some of the most vulnerable […]

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Regina, BEDS Plus Volunteer and Donor

Regina, BEDS Plus Volunteer and Donor

Regina, a prominent architect, was born and raised in La Grange and has been an integral part of the BEDS Plus Board of Directors for nearly 30 years. In honor of Black History Month, she reflects on her sources of inspiration, drawing from both national Civil Rights leaders like Dr. […]

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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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