BEDS Plus is doing everything possible to protect our clients, volunteers, staff, and communities in response to COVID-19.
Learn more or contact us at 708.354.0858.
Emergency Overnight Shelters
In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, shelter has been consolidated and limited to current shelter guests only. The Day Support Centers in La Grange and Worth are closed for the time being. Call 708-354-0858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Our volunteer needs are annual but we are at capacity for the time being. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding off on trainings until further notice.
BEDS maintains two year-round Day Centers in La Grange and Worth that provide clients with lunch and other services. Specialized client support programs, such as a health clinic, food rescue, and employment are provided at the Day Centers.
Our day centers will be closed after Tuesday, March 17, until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
La Grange Day Center
9601 East Ogden Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
Worth Day Center
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
11005 South 76th Avenue
Worth, IL 60482
BEDS Plus creates a bridge to agency resources for people who are homeless and disengaged from supportive services. Case managers and a team of outreach volunteers make contacts where homeless are known to congregate, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and libraries, and locations under viaducts and in the forest preserves. Contact continues until unsheltered individuals accept shelter or supportive housing is obtained.
BEDS is one of five community-based agencies participating in a Community Health Worker pilot project funded by Community Memorial Health and Healthy Communities Foundation in partnership with the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. Community Health Workers on staff at BEDS connect with residents in the Western suburbs as liaisons between them and local health and social service providers. The outreach activities of BEDS two Community Health Workers identifies people who need housing assistance, homelessness prevention, health care, emergency shelter, and case management.