People Experiencing Homelessness Twice as Likely to Be Reinfected with COVID-19 Compared to their Housed Peers

People Experiencing Homelessness Twice as Likely to Be Reinfected with COVID-19 Compared to their Housed Peers

Boston Medical Center researchers found that people experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness who have had COVID-19 are twice as likely to be reinfected than their housed peers regardless of age, gender, and comorbidities (other health or behavioral health conditions). Findings come atop earlier studies that demonstrated people experiencing homelessness […]

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Third annual Homeless Person’s Memorial Service

Third annual Homeless Person’s Memorial Service

Please join us for a virtual Homeless Persons’ Memorial service organized by Grace Lutheran Church of La Grange. Held on All Saints’ Day, the service features a short sermon and acknowledgement of those who died last year while homeless or in our program. This is the third annual memorial service […]

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New partnership leads to new career for BEDS client

New partnership leads to new career for BEDS client

Congratulations to TJ, who recently started a new career at Plymouth Place. TJ reached out to his case manager after losing his job in the food services industry, worried he might fall behind on rent. The COVID-19 pandemic placed increased demand on essential workers like TJ, who has developmental disabilities […]

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Hair cut, fresh shave give client confidence

Hair cut, fresh shave give client confidence

The work we do at BEDS does not stop when a client is housed. Herb was housed in September 2019. He had stayed in our shelters after he was forced to live out of his car when he depleted his life savings to care for his sick mom. He never […]

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Undoing Structural Racism in Housing

Undoing Structural Racism in Housing

BEDS clients mainly come from five townships: Berwyn, Lyons, Proviso, Stickney, and Worth. Twelve percent of their combined population is Black; forty-four percent of our clients from these areas are Black. This is not an accident. Systemic racism has long denied Black people access to housing and creates the stark […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Douglas’ Story

BEDS Special Bulletin: Douglas’ Story

Douglas came to our office in tears. His wife had passed away in hospice care, and he and his fifth-grade son Ty continued to cope with her loss. When schools closed due to the pandemic, Douglas had continued working days while Ty signed into e-learning at home, but like many […]

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What is Housing Navigation?

What is Housing Navigation?

One of the primary challenges homeless people face is navigating the housing market. Housing search and placement services can address many of the barriers faced by those experiencing homelessness, such as low incomes and unstable housing histories among other things. Every Tuesday, our housing case managers help clients find affordable […]

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