The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services 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. As of December 31, 2012 the total number of staff was 772. The break down of staffing is 403 full-time and 369 part-time.
The Department of Family and Support Services is committed to providing a range of integrated programs and services to Chicago’s vulnerable communities:
Office of Children and Youth Services
Office of Human Services
Senior Services-Area Agency on Aging
Office of Policy and Advocacy