Housing alone doesn’t end homelessness
People who come to BEDS Plus Care come for a variety of reasons and from a multitude of situations. Some are seniors who can no longer afford their housing, and others are single-parent, female-headed families escaping domestic violence. Some are simply looking for respite from the elements in an overnight shelter, and others want to find their way back into housing. They are every age, race and ethnicity, with differing abilities.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for homelessness. That’s why BEDS Plus case management is personalized to address the needs and meet the goals of each individual client.
Our clients need everything from food, medicine, shoes and clothing; to help gathering all the documentation required to qualify for housing assistance — a challenge for people without a permanent address who have lost track of their birth certificates, Social Security cards, drivers licenses and other forms of ID; to injection of cash to avoid immediate eviction, to locating an apartment, moving in and setting up a household. Case managers help clients with all this and so much more.
In addition to service connections and referrals, BEDS has developed its own programs to respond to common client needs.
Bi-Weekly Health Clinic
Mental Health & Wellness Clinic
Employment Support Group
BEDS Plus Care is grateful to the following agencies who join us in providing the care our clients need.
A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative
Aging Care Connections
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
Amita Health LaGrange/Hinsdale Hospitals – Residency Program
Arab American Family Services
Catholic Charities of Chicago
Hines Veterans’ Affairs Hospital
Housing Choice Partners
Impact Behavioral Health Partners
La Grange Area Department of Special Education
Pillars Community Health
PLOWS Council on Aging
South Suburban Family Shelter
South Suburban PADS
Veterans’ Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic