BEDS Plus - La Grange, IL
PO Box 2035
La Grange, IL 60558
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Description: Our shelters open each night at 7pm and close the next morning at 7am.
BEDS PLUS provides:
- A safe place to sleep
- An evening meal (7:30 - 8:30 PM)
- Breakfast for overnight clients (5:30 - 6:30 AM)
- Case management services
- Other care available upon request
Rapid Rehousing targets individuals and families who are homeless for the first time and helps them secure housing quickly and solve the problems that caused their homelessness through supportive case management. BEDS identifies Rapid Rehousing clients through its Emergency Services and takes referrals from partner agencies.
Through a mix of public and private funds, BEDS Plus provides eligible clients with:
financial assistance for security deposits and rent for up to $3,000 per household every 36 months
housing search, placement and move-in assistance
furnishings and apartment set-up equipment and supplies
service connection with health, behavior health and life skills training, such as employment
assistance with employment search and educational opportunities
regular case management support for six months to help clients meet their physical and behavioral health and life goals
financial coaching and housing plan transition
Rapid Rehousing Eligibility
To be eligible for Rapid Rehousing assistance, a Coordinated Entry referral is required along with the following documentation:
All referrals for rental assistance must be referred to our agency through EntryPoint.
EntryPoint is a collaborative effort to refer those in need to agencies that serve their area.
To access EntryPoint, please call 877-426-6515
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing offers agency-managed apartments to clients with a history of chronic homelessness and disability. BEDS has a rolling stock of 50 supportive housing units, including 30 scattered site units and 20 in the purpose-built Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility. The BEDS Permanent Supportive Housing program serves highly vulnerable people with a history of chronic homelessness, physical and mental disabilities, and serious health conditions.
Supportive housing residents receive housing and supportive care for as long as they need, with the goal of becoming more self-sufficient and able to qualify for independent living options.
BEDS scattered site units are one, two or three bedroom apartments for an individual or family. Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing units are 350 Sq. Ft. studio apartments with a private bathroom, kitchenette and living area. All supportive housing tenants sign an annual lease that requires them to pay 30 percent of their income towards rent; the remainder is covered by a variety of public and private sources.
Currently, BEDS Plus has several Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) vouchers in addition to its rolling stock.
Scattered Site Permanent Supportive Housing Eligibility
To be eligible for scattered site permanent supportive housing, a Coordinated Entry referral is required along with the following:
Volunteers Requests by BEDS Plus: Yes. Volunteers are an integral part of the shelter and support center operation. Volunteer information sessions are held on a monthly basis at the administrative office in LaGrange. Call 708 354 0858 for additional information.
Donation Requests by BEDS Plus: Twin blankets, sheets and pillow cases Toiletries and mens new socks, underwear and undershirts Winter gloves, hats, scarves and used jackets Gift cards to major department stores and local restaurants
Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2019-10-15
If you have pictures of the shelter, I will upload them on this page. Please email me with the name of your shelter and the pictures to: HomelessSupport@gmail.com
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
Do you have items to donate? Contact BEDS Plus at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.