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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.

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High Alert Oct 23, 2014 Volunteer for the 2015 Homeless Count

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Dec 17, 2014 Mayor's Commission For A Safer Chicago Releases Collaborative Anti-Violence Report
Dec 11, 2014 Mayor Announces Expansion of High-Quality Early Educational Programming to 2,200 Children
Dec 8, 2014 "Science" Magazine Publishes Favorable Findings About One Summer Plus Study By UPENN
Oct 26, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of Program To Address Domestic Violence
Oct 24, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion In Funding For Homeless Services
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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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