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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 Jan 19, 2017 Request For Proposals (RFP) For The Restoring Individuals Through Supportive Environments (R.I.S.E.) Program
High Alert Jan 4, 2017 Request For Proposals (RFP) The Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC)
High Alert Dec 14, 2016 Volunteer For The 2017 Homeless Count

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Jan 3, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Expands Mentoring Services For Another 660 Youth, Nearing Halfway Point To Overall Mentoring Goal
Dec 20, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Urges Residents To Plan Ahead On Filing Federal Income Taxes With New Ad Campaign
Dec 14, 2016 City Council Approves Budget Amendment To Support Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Legal Protection Fund
Dec 5, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches Next Phase Of Comprehensive Mentoring Initiative Through An RFP To Reach 1,000 Additional Youth
Nov 29, 2016 Property Tax Rebate Program Extended To Friday, December 30
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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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