City Cooling Centers
During the summer months, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six cooling centers located inside of the City’s six Community Service Centers.
City Warming Centers
Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months.
Emergency Food Assistance
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services has improved the quality and availability of the food that we provide to residents in need.
Homeless Outreach and Prevention (HOP)
Many homeless residents are eager to regain the stability of permanent housing. But for others who have a history of life on the streets or making the rounds of shelters, engagement can be a challenge. The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) conducts a variety of outreach activities.
The best way to end homelessness is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
The City of Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) funds a network of community based shelters that support individuals who are in crisis and the chronically homeless.