BEDS Plus Street Outreach program creates a bridge to resources for people who are living on the street. Video about Street Outreach HERE.
The Street Outreach Team visits places where homeless individuals are known to congregate in each of the municipalities that BEDS Plus serves. Local police contacts the Team when they encounter someone in need of help.
No one is required to engage with BEDS services. Street Outreach Workers provide food, basic need items, and medical referrals to mitigate the harm of rough living. Unsheltered individuals are encouraged to accept shelter and supportive services. Contact continues indefinitely, sometimes for years.
If you see someone experiencing homelessness on the streets, please call BEDS at 708-354-0858. Find printable handouts on our website here. This handout offers information on how to get help and can be given to those who are living unsheltered.