BEDS Serves Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

BEDS Serves Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Older adults face a housing crisis. Low-income, single adults over 50 make up half of America’s homeless population, and the number of older adults experiencing homelessness will triple by 2023. Low-income seniors cannot afford modest apartments anywhere in the United States, and Social Security benefits, which aren’t available until 65, […]

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Road to Independence Event, 4/5/23

Road to Independence Event, 4/5/23

Intimate partner violence is everywhere. It may have happened to you, a family member, or someone you know. This Wednesday (April 5th) is the 3rd Annual Road to Independence Event, raising awareness and funds for BEDS domestic violence survivors who often find themselves leaving everything behind when they flee a […]

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Women’s History Month 2023

Women’s History Month 2023

It’s March, and once again Women’s History Month. Last fiscal year July 2021-June 2022, BEDS Plus clients served were 53% women. A little over 25% of these women were either fleeing domestic violence or are survivors of DV. Over the next three weeks, we are featuring our “Road to Independence […]

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Summit Service Center Looking for Volunteers Starting March 13, 2023

Summit Service Center Looking for Volunteers Starting March 13, 2023

People who are homeless with severe, chronic health problems tend to rely on emergency rooms for medical treatment. When discharged from the hospital they often return to emergency rooms with worsened conditions because they lack a place to live and the resources to coordinate follow-up care. The new Linda Sokol […]

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Honoring Black History Month 2023

Honoring Black History Month 2023

BEDS Looks Back on Black History Month Today marks the end of Black History Month. We celebrate the achievements of Black/African American individuals and groups and acknowledge the history of racism that has shaped the housing and homelessness inequities that we confront. Forty-four percent of our clients are Black/African American […]

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Event at BuckleDown Brewing to Help Celebrate 35 Years

Event at BuckleDown Brewing to Help Celebrate 35 Years

BuckleDown Brewing and sponsor WJW Architecture Firm are hosting an event celebrating a BEDS Plus milestone: 35 Years of Sheltering those who are homeless in our Suburban Cook County Communities. Please join us Thursday, February 23rd in Lyons between 5pm-8pm. Current and past shelter volunteers are encouraged to attend and […]

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Latinx homelessness rises significantly.

Latinx homelessness rises significantly.

Our strategic plan emphasizes equity driven operations, and we pay close attention to homelessness trends among minority grounps in the communities we serve. A recent National Alliance to End Homelessness  study found that: Latinx homelessness has increased over the past two years. Specifically, it grew 7.6 percent in last year’s […]

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Interim Housing Defined

Interim Housing Defined

Terminology Change at Homelessness Service Agencies including BEDS Plus Care: “Interim Housing” The words we use for our clients and services continuously change. These shifts reflect evolution in academic, human service, and popular cultural thought about homelessness and related issues. Recently, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has started to […]

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