At BEDS Plus, life goes on
Since our emergency response to COVID19 rolled out on March 16, BEDS Plus has moved five individuals and two families into housing, including three-year-old Mason and his mom.

Mom had fled her abusive partner and returned to her parents’ home. She had to leave her son with them when the trauma of her abuse proved to be too much for her, and she became homeless. Eventually, she found her way to BEDS and qualified for our transitional housing program.  Mom and Mason are reunified in their own apartment and starting their new life together.  Mom is setting goals for her path to independence within the next 24 months. BEDS will help her and Mason along the way.

Sheltering in place isn’t an option if you haven’t got a home.  This week Jim, one of our homeless clients in a motel, emailed us this message: “Thanks for keeping us safe from the virus by bringing us meals. You are lifesavers!  May God bless you all.”

We have adapted to the demands of the COVID19 crisis by consolidating shelter, moving those at the greatest risk for infection into motels, and making sure everyone is receiving the food, medical care, prescriptions and basic supplies they need. We must also continue to find and secure housing for those who are literally homeless and on the brink of losing their homes.  Your support of our COVID19 emergency response means we have the resources to do both.  Thank you for giving generously.

Second Consolidated Shelter Opens
This week BEDS Plus opened a consolidated shelter in Worth Township with Respond Now to expand our reach beyond our Brookfield consolidated shelter. The site will serve another 30 clients and will model operations at the Brookfield location, which provides health screenings for shelter guests and is on strict lockdown.