Adopt A Family event spreads holiday cheer

Adopt A Family event spreads holiday cheer

The holidays are brighter this year for many BEDS clients thanks to the kindness of strangers, who provided gifts and more during our annual holiday party. Children and adults alike were all smiles when they received gifts, food, necessities, holiday decorations and more as part of this year’s Adopt A […]

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Third annual Homeless Person’s Memorial Service

Third annual Homeless Person’s Memorial Service

Please join us for a virtual Homeless Persons’ Memorial service organized by Grace Lutheran Church of La Grange. Held on All Saints’ Day, the service features a short sermon and acknowledgement of those who died last year while homeless or in our program. This is the third annual memorial service […]

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What is Housing Navigation?

What is Housing Navigation?

One of the primary challenges homeless people face is navigating the housing market. Housing search and placement services can address many of the barriers faced by those experiencing homelessness, such as low incomes and unstable housing histories among other things. Every Tuesday, our housing case managers help clients find affordable […]

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A special thank you to our meal team volunteers

A special thank you to our meal team volunteers

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our volunteers! Our work isn’t possible without the help of volunteers, who assist with meal deliveries, shelter, support center tasks and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers helped to donate and deliver more than 40,000 individual meals. We are incredibly grateful for our […]

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A day on the job with our Food Rescue team

A day on the job with our Food Rescue team

BEDS Emergency Services Coordinator Sue Dever talks about a day in the life of our Food Rescue program. It takes a dedicated team of donors, staff and volunteers to prepare meals for delivery to our clients. Our Food Rescue program saves more than 1,400 pounds of food per month that […]

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A day in the community with our Street Outreach team

A day in the community with our Street Outreach team

Come along with our Street Outreach team during a cold winter afternoon. Regardless of the weather, our Street Outreach team heads out into our communities to make sure we can connect people experiencing homelessness with housing and other services. So far, our Street Outreach team has reached more than 90 […]

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