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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 Feb 17, 2015 2015 Youth Workforce Experience Programs Request for Proposal (RFP)

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Feb 26, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion, Upgrade Of Domestic Violence Pilot Program
Feb 17, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces $10 Million Private Investment, Tripling One Summer Chicago Plus Youth Job Opportunities
Jan 6, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces City Of Chicago Is Awarded $600 Million For Early Childhood Education Programming
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
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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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