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Mayor Emanuel walking Penn Elementary students to school along a Safe Passage Route on their first day of class, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. . (Photo by Patrick Pyszka)

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 Aug 26, 2014 Older Relatives Raising Children Support Program Request for Proposal (RFP)
High Alert Aug 8, 2014 DFSS To Hold 6 Citywide Resource Fairs on September 12th

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Jun 26, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off The Chicago Summer of Learning and Earning 2014
May 30, 2014 Friday Was A 4-Star Day For Service
Apr 30, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Proclaims May To Be Older Americans Month In Chicago
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
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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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