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  Adolescent and School Health 
The Office of Adolescent and School Health (OASH) maximizes resources to promote and improve children's health throughout Chicago.

 

  Analysis of Social Security Benefits  
Benefits Analysis is a detailed explanation for SSI/SSDI on the affects of working and receiving benefits.

 

  Apply for Public Aid/Child Support 
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, formerly the Department of Public Aid, the state agency dedicated to improving the lives of Illinois' families through healthcare coverage and child support enforcement.

 

(Online Service) Bees/Wasps/Hornets Bees/Wasps/Hornets 
The Bureau of Rodent Control will remove bees, wasps and hornet nests near schools, nursing homes or similar facilities.

 

  Before and After School Programs 
Before and after school programs provide a safe, fun environment for all students to participate in academic, leisure and recreational activities outside of the traditional school day. Students are exposed to a variety of experiences including sports, literacy, and technology.

 

  Caregiving Assistance 
The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs and services for families who are caring for their older loved ones. We know that your goal as an informal caregiver is to help your loved one maintain as much control over their own lives as possible under the circumstances. Our goal is to help you do that.

 

  City Cooling Centers 
During the summer months, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six cooling centers located inside of the City’s six Community Service Centers.

 

  City-Funded Home to Purchase, Affordable Properties List 
Search for properties by community area below. Contact the affiliated program provider below each listing for more information.

 

  Community Service Center Location 
DFSS’ six Community Service Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. City residents who need assistance can drop in or schedule an appointment in advance.

 

(Online Service) Consumer Fraud Complaint Consumer Fraud Complaint 
File a consumer fraud complaint regarding possible illegal practices by businesses in the City of Chicago.

 

  Dates of Non-Scheduled Garbage Collection 
Non-Scheduled Dates for Garbage Collection.

 

  Domestic Violence Help Line 
The Office on Domestic Violence continues to house and oversee the operation of the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line. The Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that functions as a clearinghouse for domestic violence services and information.

 

(Online Service) Emergency Food Assistance Emergency Food Assistance 
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services has improved the quality and availability of the food that we provide to residents in need.

 

  Emergency Food Assistance 
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services has improved the quality and availability of the food that we provide to residents in need. In order to increase the quality and amount of food provided to residents in need, food assistance is now available at food pantries in your community.

 

(Online Service) Extreme Weather and Emergency Services Extreme Weather and Emergency Services 
The Department of Family and Support Services works with other city departments to help residents through periods of severe weather.

 

  Find Housing Information 
As the largest owner of rental property in Chicago, CHA offers a variety of housing opportunities for low-income families and senior citizens...

 

  Find Out about Recommended Childhood Immunizations 
Vaccines are among the most successful and cost effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.

 

  Find a City College 
The City Colleges of Chicago is a network of seven Colleges. Find one nearest you.

 

  Find a School 
Find public schools in Chicago by entering the school name, its zip code, and/or by selecting from the search options below.

 

  Get Family Planning 
Our clinics provide Family Planning services including Birth Control methods.

 

  Get a Breast Exam and Mammogram 
A clinical breast examination is provided to clients prior to the mammogram, should be done annually.

 

  Get a Pelvic Exam and a Pap Smear 
Pelvic examination and pap smear are provided to women as needed.

 

  HomeMod - Program 
Sponsored by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the HomeMod Program will allow people with disabilities, who are under the age of sixty, to receive home modifications that make their living environment accessible.

 

  Illegal Sale of Tobacco Products to a Youth 
The Chicago Department of Public Health in partnership with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection’s Compliance and Investigation Division, conducts underage tobacco sales to determine if a vendor is adhering to the underage tobacco sale laws.

 

  Illinois Domestic Violence Data and Information (ILDVDI) Clearinghouse 
The ILDVDI Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort of the Department of Family and Support Services, Division on Domestic Violence (DDV) and the Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Council. The ILDVDI Clearinghouse was developed to create easy access to domestic violence related data and information available in Illinois, to increase knowledge about Illinois and Chicago area victims of domestic violence, and to better serve and improve the lives of Illinois domestic violence victims and their families.

 

(Online Service) Infant/Toddler Programs Infant/Toddler Programs 
Parents seeking care for infants and toddlers can access an array of quality options through programs administered by DFSS. Programs provide a secure, nurturing environment that stimulates growth and development for infants to age three.

 

  Jumping Jack Program 
Each year, the Jumping Jack delights children across Chicago. This inflatable playground, provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is available for free, all summer long.

 

  Juvenile Intervention Support Center 
The Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC) is a pilot program that uses a multi-disciplinary approach and interagency partnerships to provide prevention and intervention services to help youth arrested for low level misdemeanor offenses and youth at risk for juvenile justice system involvement.

 

(Online Service) Lead Hazard Home Inspection Lead Hazard Home Inspection 
The Chicago Department of Public Health offers home inspections for various sources of lead hazards that may be present in the home.

 

(Online Service) Library Services Library Services 
Services are provided by the Chicago Public Library free of charge; some may require a valid library card.

 

(Online Service) Link Card, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance Link Card, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance 
Use the Illinois Web Benefits Online Application System to apply for SNAP, cash or medical assistance. Follow the instructions on the first page of the application process.

 

  Parents and Partners of Students with Disabilities  
Chicago Concerned Parents & Partners’ mission is to serve as an avenue for students with disabilities to become self-advocates, self-sufficient and empowered with the support and input of parents/guardians, representative payees and community stakeholders.

 

  Pet Adoption 
Every companion animal deserves a loving home.

 

  PlayStreets 
Activities are going on throughout the City of Chicago

 

(Online Service) Preschool Programs Preschool Programs 
Children exposed to early child care and education programs get the advantage they need to succeed in school and beyond. Making new friends or discovering new concepts are just some of the exciting encounters children have in early care.

 

(Online Service) Register a Compliment About a Chicago Police Officer Register a Compliment About a Chicago Police Officer 
If a member of the public is pleased with the service he or she received from an officer, and in particular if the officer has done something extraordinary, the Independent Police Review Authority encourages the member of the public to formally compliment the officer.

 

(Online Service) Report a Complaint Against a Chicago Police Officer Report a Complaint Against a Chicago Police Officer 
If a member of the public is dissatisfied with the police service he or she has received or has a complaint against a Chicago Police Department member (civilian and sworn), he or she can report the incident directly to IPRA.

 

(Online Service) Report a Dead Animal Report a Dead Animal 
Reports of dead animals should be made to city's request line at 3-1-1.

 

(Online Service) Request a Bike Map Request a Bike Map 
Fill out a form with your name and address, and the CDOT Bicycle Program will mail you the most recent version of the Chicago Bike Map.

 

  School Age Programs 
Out-of-school time is a crucial period for a young person's development. Then Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (FSS) funds organizations that provide a variety of fun, challenging and safe ways for young people to develop self-esteem, a sense of responsibility and life skills.

 

  Sex Offender Database 
The CLEARMAP Crime Incidents web application enables you to search the Chicago Police Department's database of reported crime. You will be able to see maps, graphs, and tables of reported crime.

 

  Shelter System 
The City of Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) funds a network of community based shelters that support individuals who are in crisis and the chronically homeless.

 

  Sign Up for Text 4 Babies 
Get support throughout your pregnancy and your baby's first year with FREE text messages on topics like prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more.

 

  Stray Animals and Lost Pets 
Nearly half of the 24,000 animals taken in at ACC each year are strays.

 

(Online Service) Technology Resources and Services in Chicago Technology Resources and Services in Chicago 
Connect Chicago is a service to help Chicago residents and visitors find places that offer free or affordable technology resources and services, like computers with Internet access and technology training.

 

  Tips on Caring for your Cat 
If you want your cat to live a long and healthy life, keep him/her inside.

 

  Tips on Caring for your Dog 
Proper house-training of a puppy (or adult dog) is essential if he/she is to be a welcome member of the family. Fortunately, dogs have instincts that make it easy to teach them proper habits if we are consistent and patient with them. Because dogs are den animals they prefer not to soil their sleeping area. This is the basis of house-training.

 

  Vaccines/Shots/Immunizations 
Our clinics provide Vaccines, Shots, Immunizations for Elementary, High School and College students, flu & pneumonia and more.

 

(Online Service) Volunteer As a Recycling Block Captain Volunteer As a Recycling Block Captain 
Become part of a volunteer grassroots network and support the Blue Cart Recycling Program.

 

  Volunteer for the Chicago Conservation Corps 
The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and schools through environmental service projects.

 

  Volunteering at Animal Care & Control 
Animal Care & Control welcomes volunteers to assist in the socialization and adoption of animals housed at Animal Care & Control.

 

  WIC (Women Infant Children program) 
Provides nutritious foods and counseling to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, children and infants.

 

  Want to become a Program Partner? 

 

  Warming Center 
Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months.

 

(Online Service) Weather Relief Weather Relief 
While Chicago enjoys the diversity of four distinct seasons, our winters and summers can produce extreme temperatures. At times, weather conditions may pose a threat to health and safety. The Department of Family and Support Services works with other city departments to help residents through periods of severe weather.