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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)

Sep 12, 2016 City Of Chicago Announces A 13 Percent Decrease In Homelessness Since 2015
May 31, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Elks National Service Commission Grant To Support Chicago In Addressing Veterans Homelessness
Apr 25, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Pilot To Address Chronic Homelessness With Viable Housing Options For Residents
Apr 13, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Covenant House International To Expand Shelter For Homeless Youth In Chicago
Mar 31, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches Citywide Task Force To Reduce Homelessness Citywide

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