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.
Limited shelter available
BEDS Plus is offering emergency overnight shelter on a limited basis. Everyone entering shelter is tested for COVID-19. Call 708-354-0858 for more information. The Daytime Support Centers in La Grange and Worth remain closed until further notice.
Our day centers will be closed 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.
“It’s been a huge resource for the village and the police department,” said Gerald Vetter, division chief of investigations at the Oak Lawn Police Department. “Manager of Emergency Services and Outreach Mario Avila doesn’t hesitate to get out there. He’s really compassionate about what he does and he does his best to get these people (into shelter).”
Our Food Rescue program provides meals and food items to shelter participants and other program clients. The program compliments meal service and addresses food security of our clients in all of our programs. Food Rescue also supports our food teams.