“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What does a housing advocate at BEDS do? BEDS Housing Advocate Priscilla Beecham-Joseph works with clients to help them find housing but also provides them with case management services throughout their journey. She helps clients learn how to budget and plan to pay their bills on time, among other things.
CBS News reports on how BEDS Plus works in partnership with our local communities to respond to homelessness and help ease the burden on police officers. Watch the report here.
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 […]
What Does a Case Aide Worker Do? Staff member Janie Cundiff talks about a day on the job in this video. Beginning your career in social services as a case aide at BEDS Plus is a great opportunity. You’ll work with a group of professionals dedicated to eliminating homelessness by […]
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 […]
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 […]