193,000 Americans will sleep on our streets TONIGHT*

They need a durable & reliable

Help Stop Homelessness in Chicago

Homelessness in Chicago has been decreasing over the past 3 years, but there are still thousands of people that need your help. Violent attacks have been happening to people living on the streets and it’s only getting worse.

With your help we can provide the homeless in Chicago with some protection so they can sleep safer at night. We can help these people with a safer place to sleep so they don’t have to sleep on the streets.

Chicago Homelessness Statistics

There are 5,290 homeless people in Chicago. 1,260 are on the streets or locations not suited for human habitation (2019, chicago.gov).

1,189 homeless people in Chicago that are classed as chronic. This is people that have a disability or have been homeless continuously for at least one year (2019, chicago.gov).

There has been a spike in the number of women experiencing homelessness (foxnews.com)

Many of Chicago's homeless are in the 41-60+ years of age group, making them high risk to illness from the elements (foxnews.com)

80% of the unsheltered homeless in Chicago are men (2019, chicago.gov).

These people need your help. The homeless situation in Chicago is continuing to get worse. We are seeing violence to these people increasing with not enough help from the government. Your donation can help someone sleep safer tonight and save them from abuse.

Homelessness can be caused by

Family violence

Mental health issues

Physical health issue e.g. accident at work and bills mount up

Loss of employment, under-employment or inability to gain a new job

Limited housing / rental stress

Drug and alcohol addiction (which can occur AFTER being homeless)

Traumatic Experiences

One or a combination of these factors can lead to someone becoming homeless. Sometimes homelessness can occur due to someone moving to a new area and losing their job, and not having any support to help. Other times it can be something as simple as not being able to afford housing.

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time. The tiniest life change can cause someone to lose everything they have in a blink of an eye. It's a terrible place for anyone to be in as you will never know what will happen to you on the streets.

Whatever the reason - Americans sleeping on our streets need immediate shelter to survive.

Backpack Beds SAVE LIVES

Backpack Bed for Homeless partners with homeless services across America to distribute our study proven Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless without shelter.

We are a 501(c)3 charity that relies on the support of everyday Americans to help give back safety to people living on the streets. Your donation can help someone survive a night on the streets by protecting them from the harsh weather climates that can happen at night.

Start a Fundraiser to Help the Homeless in Chicago

How the Homeless Backpack Bed Works

Backpack Bed - lightweight

Lightweight 6.6lbs

Street tough material

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Full Body Protection

4 season summer & winter


Fire Retardant

Fabric + Mattress 6ft 3" x 22"


Water & Wind Proof

Protects against winter chills

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Full Body Mosquito Net

Stop bites on hot summer nights


Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps

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Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 44lb


Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

How your donated Backpack Bed makes a difference

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