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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 May 2, 2016 May Is Older Americans Month In Chicago
High Alert May 2, 2016 Public Information Document to the 2016 - 2018 Area Plan on Aging Summary
High Alert Apr 29, 2016 2016 CSBG Scholarship Program
High Alert Apr 21, 2016 The City Of Chicago Departments Of Family And Support Services And Public Health Request For Concept Paper For North Park Village Center

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Apr 25, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Pilot To Address Chronic Homelessness With Viable Housing Options For Residents
Apr 13, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Covenant House International To Expand Shelter For Homeless Youth In Chicago
Apr 11, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Funding To Restore Youth Employment At Shuttered Site
Apr 1, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Summer Registration To Begin April 4 At 9 AM
Mar 31, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches Citywide Task Force To Reduce Homelessness Citywide
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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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