Volunteering with BEDS is a labor of love for Tess and Tony Bezouska

Volunteering with BEDS is a labor of love for Tess and Tony Bezouska

For Tess and Tony Bezouska, volunteering with BEDS is truly a labor of love that has spanned three decades. The couple have been involved with BEDS since the very beginning, starting out as first-shift shelter volunteers. Tess and Tony have helped out in many different roles throughout the past 30 […]

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BEDS thanks Americorps staff members Alex Leone and Natalie Breeden

BEDS thanks Americorps staff members Alex Leone and Natalie Breeden

BEDS would like to thank our Americorps staff members Alex Leone and Natalie Breeden for their year of service. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime and a pleasure working for BEDS Plus staff,” said Alex. Americorps positions are temporary 12-month, full-time assignments funded by BEDS in partnership with Americorps. […]

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Tyson Foods Intern Max Eckardt discusses his BEDS experience

BEDS would like to thank Tyson Foods Intern Max Eckardt for a job well done this summer! Max focused on food and serious need for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. He collected food from area donors for our BEDS locations. Watch the video to hear Max talk […]

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Ace Hardware volunteers get to work at BEDS

Ace Hardware really is the helpful place – a group of volunteers recently spent three days on site at BEDS locations helping with a shelter move, cleaning and stocking a shelter and sprucing up the Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility. BEDS would like to thank the Ace Hardware Foundation for […]

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Bureaucratic barriers often cause homeless to refuse outreach

Bureaucratic barriers often cause homeless to refuse outreach

When BEDS client John S. finally moved into his apartment this March, he breathed a sigh of relief. After about a year in shelter, John decided to work with BEDS to find permanent housing. The process took almost nine months. “My mattress is so much better than that pad on […]

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Homeless seniors reaching crisis point

Homeless seniors reaching crisis point

Last year, BEDS Plus saw a surge in older clients. We reached 120 people aged 62 and older, the largest number and largest percent — 13% — of seniors ever helped in a year. This was four times the 5-year average of 30 seniors helped in a year. We served 212 […]

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