Homeless Services
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Information on Plan 2.0 and efforts to prevent and end homelessness including 2.0 updates and Point-In-Time reports:

Chicago's Plan 2.0 for the Homeless

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Homeless and Emergency Services

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is a key player in Chicago’s effort to end homelessness. DFSS services include prevention, outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services.

In addition, DFSS staff assist residents during times of extreme weather. DFSS staff manage the City’s main warming and cooling centers, conduct well-being checks on at-risk residents, and provide transportation to shelter.

For more information on Homeless and Emergency Services, visit a DFSS Community Service Center , or call 311.

Most Recent News (Homeless and Emergency Services)

May 31, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Elks National Service Commission Grant To Support Chicago In Addressing Veterans Homelessness
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
Mar 31, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches Citywide Task Force To Reduce Homelessness Citywide
Mar 17, 2016 Chicago Joins Twenty-two Communities Across the Country Join Voices of Youth Count

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