BEDS workers visit known places where homeless individuals congregate in each of the municipalities BEDS serves. Street Outreach Workers provide food, basic need items plus medical referrals and encourage the person to accept shelter and supportive services.
Rotational shelter is being offered from Monday, November 28, 2022 through Sunday, March 5, 2023 at churches throughout Southwest Suburban Cook County. Pre-registration is required by calling our main number at (708) 354-0858. More about this program on this page HERE.
Our Food Rescue program addresses the food insecurity of our eligible clients. The program is primarily supported by volunteers and in-kind donations. Watch a recent video HERE to learn more about this program.
This program places homeless families in an apartment for 90 to 180 days while they qualify for a permanent housing placement. Families in this program might start in emergency shelter but then quickly transition to apartment-based shelter before transferring to permanent housing.