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 […]
The Community Memorial Foundation awarded a total of nearly $250,000 in emergency grants to non-profit social service agencies in the western suburbs, including BEDS Plus, to help community members affected by COVID-19. Click here to read an article by Pioneer Press reporter Kimberly Fornek on the grant awards.
Pioneer Press reporter Kimberly Fornek reports on COVID-19 costs for organizations such as BEDS Plus. Click here to read more.
Riverside-Brookfield Landmark Editor Bob Uphues reported on rock musician Jim Peterik’s recent impromptu performance at our consolidated shelter site. Click here to read more.
Rock musician Jim Peterik, a Berwyn native and founder of the band Survivor, broke out his guitar over the weekend to lift the spirits of BEDS Plus Care clients staying at our consolidated shelter site. BEDS clients, several of whom recalled seeing Jim in concert back in the day, were […]
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 […]
Suburban Life reporter Amanda Tugade reports on how BEDS Plus and others are working to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]