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The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services provides families with a continuum of coordinated services and programs to enhance the lives of each family member beginning in infancy through the senior years.  The department, together with a network of delegate agencies, provides assistance to residents through services including, but not limited to, child care, household stabilization services, homeless services, workforce development and senior services.

Alerts (Families)

Severe Alert Jan 1, 2016 Canine Influenza Information
High Alert Jan 7, 2016 Maxwell Street Market

Most Recent News (Families)

Feb 05,2016 Up All Night With The “Beests” at the Chicago Cultural Center
Jan 27,2016 City Of Chicago Conducts Annual Survey Of Homeless Population
Jan 26,2016 Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen with Photography by Lena Herzog
Jan 14,2016 2016 Chicago DCASE Exhibition Schedule, Featuring Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests
Dec 11,2015 Hop Hop, World Music and Jazz at Juicebox this Winter and Spring

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