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Mayor Emanuel visits the Carole Robertson Center for Learning, 3701 West Ogden Avenue. On  April 8, 2015

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.

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High Alert Apr 15, 2015 DFSS announces 2015 participating organizations for three One Summer Chicago (OSC) programs (Greencorps, Summer Youth Employment Program and One Summer Chicago Plus)

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Jun 29, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces 2015 Launch Of One Summer Chicago Jobs Program
Jun 2, 2015 Mayor Rahm Emanuel Nominates Lisa Morrison Butler To Be Commissioner Of The Department Of Family And Support Services
Apr 16, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces 24,000 Job Opportunities Available For Youth Through One Summer Chicago 2015
Mar 27, 2015 Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush And CTA President Claypool Announce Expanded Second Chance Program
Mar 18, 2015 City Council Authorizes Federal Funding To Support The Bridges To Pathways Juvenile Justice Program
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Department Main Office

Family & Support Services

  • Phone: 312.743.0300
    Toll Free:
    Fax: 312.743.0400
  • 1615 W. Chicago Ave
    5th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60622-5127   
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