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Mayor Emanuel walking Penn Elementary students to school along a Safe Passage Route on their first day of class, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. . (Photo by Patrick Pyszka)

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 Apr 15, 2015 DFSS announces 2015 participating organizations for three One Summer Chicago (OSC) programs (Greencorps, Summer Youth Employment Program and One Summer Chicago Plus)
High Alert Apr 2, 2015 Application Period For One Summer Chicago Is Now Underway
High Alert Apr 1, 2015 Early Learning for Immigrant Families Program Request for Proposal (RFP)

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Apr 16, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces 24,000 Job Opportunities Available For Youth Through One Summer Chicago 2015
Mar 18, 2015 City Council Authorizes Federal Funding To Support The Bridges To Pathways Juvenile Justice Program
Mar 18, 2015 City Council Authorizes Federal Funding To Provide 1,100 More Early Head Start Slots For Infants And Toddlers
Mar 5, 2015 Summer Jobs for Immigrant Youth to Teach Communities about Administrative Relief
Feb 26, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion, Upgrade Of Domestic Violence Pilot Program
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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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