Daily Southtown reporter Susan DeGrane recently wrote about the work of Grace Seeds Ministry to empower volunteer growers to supply local food pantries. Grace Seeds Ministry works with BEDS Plus to operate a garden at the Ogden Supportive Housing Facility that is maintained by the clients who live there. Click […]
We want to welcome 2020 summer interns Andres Munoz and Zac Catrambone. Both will help us continue safely serving people experiencing homelessness and at imminent risk of homelessness. We hope their time with us leads to a deeper understanding of the issues facing our communities and commitment to human services. […]
Our work provides an unique vantage point on racial inequity. We see the toll that brutal inequalities have exacted on our country, communities and clients. It is unconscionable that: Black people make up 40 percent of the homeless population compared to 13 percent of the total population. They are overrepresented in every state. Last year, 41 percent […]
Joe Boyle of The Reporter writes about the efforts of BEDS Plus to provide shelter and support for individuals who are homeless or dealing with poverty and other issues during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.
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 […]