Family & Support Services

The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services works to provide assistance to Chicago’s residents, particularly those most in need, beginning at birth through the senior years.
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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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Link to Senior Life Enrichment Quarterly Brochure

 

Senior Services Life Enrichment Brochure

 

Age-Friendly Chicago

 Age Friendly Chicago Online Survey web link

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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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Information on Plan 2.0 and efforts to prevent and end homelessness including 2.0 updates and Point-In-Time reports:

Plan 2.0 Efforts to End and Prevent Homelessness

Break the cycle of violence! Report Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Help Line Link

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Connect Chicago Public Computer Locator web link

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DFSS Community Service Center Locations