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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 Jul 14, 2017 Chicago Early Learning Parent Conference - Look What Parents Can Do!
High Alert May 26, 2017 Chicago Department of Family Support Services OST (RFP)

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Jul 26, 2017 City Council Approves Grant To Support Mayor Emanuel's One Summer Chicago Youth Jobs Program
Jul 18, 2017 City Of Chicago And Alzheimer's Association Team Up To Present Free Programs About Knowing The Signs Of Alzheimer's
Jun 29, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Hosts One Summer Chicago Round Table
Jun 1, 2017 Potbelly Sandwich Shop Announces Donation to One Summer Chicago to Celebrate 40th Birthday
May 24, 2017 Mayor Emanuel And Alderman O’Shea Kick-Off Second Annual Operation Help-A-Hero To Support Formerly Homeless Veterans
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Department Main Office

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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