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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.

Alerts (Family & Support Services)

High Alert Sep 23, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Outlines Comprehensive Public Safety Strategy
High Alert Sep 22, 2016 Mayor Emanuel's Mentoring Initiative
High Alert Jul 15, 2016 2017 DFSS Senior Centers Instruction Application

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Sep 14, 2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel’s Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive
Sep 12, 2016 City Of Chicago Announces A 13 Percent Decrease In Homelessness Since 2015
Aug 12, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces City's Largest Jobs Program Provided More Than 30,000 Youth Opportunities This Summer
Jul 25, 2016 Mayor Emanuel And Emerson Collective Announce 23 Recipients Of Peace Grants
Jul 21, 2016 City Officials Remind Chicagoans Of Extreme Summer Weather Precautions
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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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