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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 Apr 13, 2017 Request For Proposals (RFP) For The Senior Community Service Employment Program

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Apr 20, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces New Program Aimed At Housing 100 Homeless Families
Mar 29, 2017 City Council Approved New Citywide Emergency Homeless Assessment And Response Center
Mar 21, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Mentoring Initiative Expands To Serve Additional 1,200 Youth In Highest Need Communities This Spring
Mar 14, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Encourages Youth to Apply to One Summer Chicago 2017
Mar 9, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Doubles “Day For Change” Homeless 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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