Community Partnership: BEDS and the city of Berwyn

Community partnerships are important in the effort to treat and prevent homelessness. Berwyn Police Department Community Relations Officer Juan Macias talks about how the city's partnership with BEDS helps Berwyn respond to those experiencing homelessness and keeps police patrol out on the streets in service.

The Street Outreach team at BEDS regularly visits areas within the city where those experiencing homelessness tend to gather. The team offers food and resources, with the goal of encouraging people to accept shelter.

"(BEDS) can help people if they choose to be helped," Macias said.

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