Marie Newman tours BEDS shelter site in Oak Lawn

Marie Newman, Illinois 3rd Congressional District candidate, recently stopped by our newly opened consolidated shelter in Oak Lawn to get an in-person look at our operations. The shelter models our consolidated shelter in Brookfield and is operated in partnership with Respond Now. About 15 clients are currently staying at the […]

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Covering our COVID-19 response, week two

Covering our COVID-19 response, week two

We are already into week three of our COVID-19 response and it’s starting to feel like a new normal of sorts. We are proud of the work we have accomplished and the support we have received from the community – a huge thank you to our staff for the sacrifices […]

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Meet Housing Case Manager Natalie Breeden

Meet Housing Case Manager Natalie Breeden

Our courageous and committed frontline staff have made our strategic COVID19 response possible. As National Social Work Month continues, we want to highlight another staff person who is going to extraordinary lengths to serve some of our most vulnerable clients. Housing Case Manager Natalie Breeden works closely with people living […]

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Thank you to Ogden Avenue School students!

A heartfelt thank you to the students at Ogden Avenue School! The sixth-grade class coordinated a donation drive to benefits BEDS as its service project. Fun facts – 96 sixth-grade students collected four carloads of necessary shelter supplies over the past month! More than $1,000 in gift cards were collected. […]

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Volunteer Bill Burke helps on frontline of the BEDS COVID-19 response

Volunteer Bill Burke helps on frontline of the BEDS COVID-19 response

Bill Burke is one of the BEDS volunteers on the frontline of our COVID-19 response, helping to manage consolidated shelter operations. A volunteer with BEDS since 1998, Bill tirelessly led a small group of volunteers to get our consolidated shelter site ready to serve both as an overnight emergency shelter […]

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