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Bed & Bread Club: Restoring Hope in Chicagoland

A monthly membership in the Bed & Bread Club helps bring hope to the hopeless, and change for those who once thought it impossible.

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The Bed & Bread Club is a monthly giving program dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness throughout our community.

When you pledge to give, you’re not just providing food and shelter, you’re offering second chances.

Hope in the Midst of Winter Gloom

We all have dreams. We dream of being successful or being happy. We dream about finding love and living a stress-free life. But the homeless in our community dream of simply surviving another night on the street.

Since opening early last year, Shield of Hope, the nation’s first emergency homeless assessment and rapid-response center (EHARC), has helped an average of 300 families (450 people) a month. In fact, the average length of stay for these families is about 9 days before our staff can help them find more permanent shelter options. The staff also help an additional 200 people not staying at Shield of Hope to find shelter.

Shield of Hope is just one of many programs supported by our Bed & Bread Club. Because of our generous donors, we make dreams come true by giving homeless individuals and families the tools and resources to begin again with hope and joy. We can shield them from doubt and darkness.

Learn about our newest homeless facility Shield of Hope.

Join Andrea Chapman (Shield of Hope Director) and Antwanette Standberry (Shift Monitor), as they talk about the amazing work being done at the Shield of Hope.

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How Can Joining the Bed & Bread Club Make a Difference?

Your gifts ensure The Salvation Army has the resources to provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling,
and medical care for anyone who walks through our doors.

614

men, women and children helped through the Evangeline Booth Lodge

The Evangeline Booth Lodge is a haven for 702 men, women and children who have found themselves suddenly homeless. We provide them with lodging, food, clothing and other aid as needed.

1,065

beds available nightly at our Shield of Hope facility

Our Shield of Hope facility provides 75 beds to families on a nightly basis in family bedrooms. There are also accommodations for up to 125 emergency shelter situations.

161,318

meals served to seniors, children and families

When it comes to fighting hunger, Bed & Bread Club supporters ensure we can serve more than 87,800 meals across metropolitan Chicago through our feeding programs.

1,965

instances of emergency assistance

Each year, we provide more than 26,000 instances of emergency assistance with rent and mortgage, clothing, transporation, utilities and medications.

Join the Bed & Bread Club

As a Bed & Bread Club member, your support ensures The Salvation Army can provide safe shelter and nutritious meals to people all across Chicagoland, including families staying in our new Shield of Hope center.

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Our doors are always open.

Our emergency shelters and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for homeless families and the homeless. Through our holistic approach to serving the whole person, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.

If you or a loved one are facing hunger or homelessness, please call 311, The City of Chicago will contact us for placement.

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