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The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) is dedicated to supporting a continuum of coordinated services to enhance the lives of Chicago residents, particularly those most in need, from birth through the senior years. The department works to promote the independence and well-being of individuals, support families and strengthen neighborhoods by providing direct assistance and administering resources to a network of community-based organizations, social service providers and institutions.

DFSS offers direct services and referrals for specialized assistance to residents and families in need through its six Community Service Centers. The DFSS Division on Domestic Violence is dedicated to promoting a coordinated multi-system response to domestic violence in Chicago. And the department’s Senior Services Area Agency on Aging administers a variety of informational and recreational programs through our Regional and Satellite Senior Centers, designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound.

Alerts (Family & Support Services)

High Alert Apr 11, 2014 2014 Adult Protective Services Request for Proposal (RFP)
High Alert Apr 4, 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Social Service, Housing and Economic Development Programs for 2015 and 2016
High Alert Apr 1, 2014 2014 Summer Food Service Program

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Apr 9, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expanded Citywide Summer Of Learning And Earning Initiative With Over 10,000 Additional Learning And Employment Opportunities For Chicago Youth
Mar 28, 2014 Mayor Emanuel More Than Doubles Jobs and Training for Formerly Incarcerated Inidividuals Since Taking Office
Mar 20, 2014 Inter-Governmental Task Force Announces The Launch Of A Pilot Program To Identify And Support High Risk Domestic Violence Victims
Jan 29, 2014 Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Start Of The 2014 Chicago EITC Campaign
Jan 28, 2014 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Department, Department Of Family And Support Services Announce A 40 Percent Decrease In Youth Violence In 2013
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