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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 Feb 2, 2016 Trina Davila Community Service Center Is Moving
High Alert Feb 1, 2016 Job Announcement For Deputy Commissioner Of Children Services
High Alert Jan 29, 2016 Supportive Services For Permanaent Supportive Housing For Transition Aged Youth And Frequent Users Of The Shelter System Families Request for Proposal (RFP)

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Feb 11, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Opens Wings Metro Shelter And Safe House For Families Touched By Domestic Violence
Feb 10, 2016 City Council Approves Expanded Protections Against Discrimination Of Veterans And Active Duty Military Personnel
Feb 10, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Initiative To Ensure More Job Opportunities For Minority And Women Workers
Feb 10, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Ordinance To Support Home Buyers And Strengthen Neighborhoods Across Chicago
Feb 9, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, CHA Announce New Affordable Housing for Families in Pilsen
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Family & Support Services

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