Veteran Homelessness Blog

Veteran Homelessness Blog

“One veteran experiencing homelessness will always be one too many.” There has been an 11% Decrease in Veteran Homelessness by U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Report November 3, 2022. Read more on this report HERE. Veterans are more likely than civilians to lose their homes. BEDS Plus has served 145 […]

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Homelessness Prevention Department at BEDS helps Andriena

Homelessness Prevention Department at BEDS helps Andriena

With a nonverbal autistic child at home and no family support, Andriena fell behind on rent and faced potential eviction. Her landlord suggested that she call BEDS Plus and apply for rental assistance. Stabilization Services Director, Joann Boblick, is seen on the video describing the process of spending time with […]

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BEDS Faith-based Partnerships: First Congregational Church of Western Springs

BEDS Faith-based Partnerships: First Congregational Church of Western Springs

First Congregational Church of Western Springs is a long-time supporter of BEDS Plus. The church supports BEDS and our programs through its mission programs as well as its Woman’s Society. Church volunteers over the years have worked summer shelter shifts, provided meals and provided transportation. Their support is essential to […]

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Permanent Supportive Housing: Jonah’s move-in day

Permanent Supportive Housing: Jonah’s move-in day

After experiencing homelessness for four years, Jonah now has a place to call home. He connected with BEDS while living out of his car. We were able to help Jonah find housing through our Permanent Supportive Housing program, which pairs case management with support services to help our clients stabilize […]

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Community Partnership: BEDS and the city of Berwyn

Community Partnership: BEDS and the city of Berwyn

Community partnerships are important in the effort to treat and prevent homelessness. Berwyn Police Department Community Relations Officer Juan Macias talks about how the city’s partnership with BEDS helps Berwyn respond to those experiencing homelessness and keeps police patrol out on the streets in service. The Street Outreach team at […]

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Rapid Rehousing program aims to quickly get clients back on their feet

Rapid Rehousing program aims to quickly get clients back on their feet

Rapid Rehousing Case Manager Beth Kulpinski loves to see clients like Montario succeed. Beth, who has worked at BEDS for almost two years, helped Montario get back on his feet after he experienced homelessness due to losing his job during the pandemic. Montario was housed about a year ago and […]

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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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