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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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High Alert Sep 22, 2016 Mayor Emanuel's Mentoring Initiative

Most Recent News (Family & Support Services)

Oct 13, 2016 City Of Chicago's Domestic Violence Texting Campaign To Educate Youth During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct 11, 2016 Mayor Rahm Emanuel Presents Balanced 2017 Budget Proposal to City Council
Oct 4, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces New Program To Employ And Deliver Services To 100 Homeless Individuals
Oct 3, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches First Phase Of Mentoring Initiative By Immediately Expanding Becoming A Man Mentoring Program To Reach More Than 4,000 Male Youths This School Year
Sep 14, 2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel’s Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive
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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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