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PO Box 2035
Illinois 60525

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BEDS emergency overnight shelter has three strategic goals: 1) Maintain quality service to the homeless 2) inform the public regarding issues of homelessness, and 3) help people regain self-sufficiency. Eight local churches provide sites for our shelter and about 800 volunteers assist 250-300 people annually.

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I volunteered on the 3rd shift this year, which operates from 3am to 11:30am. When I arrived at the shelter, the clients were asleep. My role at this time was to monitor the sleep area and make rounds to make sure everyone was safe and calm. Then later in the morning I had to wake up the clients... more »
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I volunteered to work at one of the shelter sites this year, for the 2nd shift, which runs from 11pm to 3am. I didn't know what to expect and was a little nervous on my first night. But the experience was really a remarkable and simple one for me. I bonded closely with my fellow volunteer working... more »
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