BEDS Plus provides emergency overnight shelter from October into May seven nights a week on a rotating basis among 16-18 shelter sites located in churches across Southwest Suburban Cook County. BEDS also provides a limited shelter program and dinner program in the summer.
A shelter night begins with a warm dinner. Each guest is provided with a sleeping area, mattress, and clean linen. All overnight guests can request clothing, including winter gear and toiletries. A volunteer site leader and BEDS case manager act as resources for clients each night until 11:00 pm and remain on-call throughout the evening. Guests are provided breakfast in the morning and are given a sack lunch.
Holy Guardian Angels hosts BEDS clients three times a week:
Sunday 7:00 p.m., St. Louise
Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., St. Barbara
Friday, 7:00 p.m., St. Barbara
To volunteer for the BEDS program contact:
Dan Parcel (708) 217-0822
Mark Buckley (708) 420-1222.