IMMEDIATE, LOW-BARRIER ACCESS TO HOUSING
RESOURCES AND ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES

Facing homelessness is overwhelming, BEDS Plus helps navigate resources for people in crisis. You are not alone.

Our emergency services are the first step.

Walk-In Center

BEDS operates a low-barrier Walk-In Center where people facing homelessness can access food and basic supplies, financial assistance, shelter program screenings, and other resources.  The Center is located at (7666 W. 63rd Street, Summit, IL 60501), and walk-in hours are from 12-4PM (Monday - Saturday). Bilingual Community Health Workers provide immediate help. Learn more.

Eviction Prevention

BEDS Plus provides financial assistance to households at imminent risk of homelessness through:

  • a Homelessness Prevention program, which offers direct financial support for past due rent and security deposits for new affordable housing.
    • To obtain a referral for rental assistance, please contact the
    • a Diversion program, which provides one-time assistance to keep households out of shelters and reinforces their existing supports.
    • A Housing Navigation program, in which community health workers support housing search and provide limited move-in support for vulnerable households.

Medical Respite

BEDS Medical Respite program provides a safe landing place for those discharged from areas hospitals or clinical settings. Respite provides onsite clinical and nursing care, and connections to housing and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness with serious medical conditions. Learn more.

Area healthcare providers, human service agencies, and other community stakeholders refer people to the program, and BEDS embeds Community Health Workers in Cook County Health and Hospital and Hospital System locations to directly connect clients to respite.

Health Partners:

  • Advent UChicago Health
  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Pillars Community Health
  • Trinity/Loyola Health & Hosptial System
  • Veterans Administration (Hines HealthCare)
  • National Institue of Medical Respite Centers

Street Outreach

BEDS Street Outreach program engages people living outdoors. We offer food and basic supplies, case management, and connections to housing and supportive services, including municipal resources, health and behavioral healthcare providers, and other human services.  Our relationship-based approach is client-centered, strives to reduce harm and provides many opportunities for each individual to engage in services.  If you encounter anyone living outdoors in Southwest Suburban Cook County, call 708-354-0858.

  • Learn more about our Street Outreach work here.
  • Share our Street Outreach flyer here.

Customized Case Management and Services

All Emergency Services clients partner with case managers to make individual service plans for managing the causes and effects of homelessness and regaining and sustaining housing. BEDS connects them to wraparound care, including:

 

 

Healthcare
Employment assistance
Donated food and meals
Transportation
Counseling
Benefits application support

Emergency Services are based out of the Summit Service Center, 7666 West 63rd Street, Summit.

How Can You Help?

Your donations make a difference — your support will help BEDS Plus make a difference in the lives of our clients and the community.

Help provide food, basic needs, and comfort by donating your time, money and in-kind gifts.

Do You Need Help?

Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Suburban Cook County?
Call the Entry Point phone number:
1-877-426-6515

If you are currently unsheltered and have a connection to Southwest Suburban Cook County
please call 708-354-0858

or

walk-in to the BEDS Plus Linda Sokol Francis Summit Service Center,
7666 W. 63rd St., Summit, 12 pm
-4 pm Monday through Friday. 

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