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Homeless and Emergency Services

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is a key player in Chicago’s effort to end homelessness. DFSS services include prevention, outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services.

In addition, DFSS staff assist residents during times of extreme weather. DFSS staff manage the City’s main warming and cooling centers, conduct well-being checks on at-risk residents, and provide transportation to shelter.

For more information on Homeless and Emergency Services, visit a DFSS Community Service Center , or call 311.

Most Recent News (Homeless and Emergency Services)

Mar 9, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Doubles “Day For Change” Homeless Pilot Program
Feb 14, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Joins Covenant House To Launch New Shelter And Services For Homeless Youth In Chicago
Jan 26, 2017 City Of Chicago Conducts Annual Point In Time Count Of Homeless Population
Oct 4, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces New Program To Employ And Deliver Services To 100 Homeless Individuals
Sep 12, 2016 City Of Chicago Announces A 13 Percent Decrease In Homelessness Since 2015

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