Department of Family & Support Services
City Services

Community Service Centers

DFSS’ six Community Service Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. City residents who need assistance can drop in or schedule an appointment in advance.

DFSS Community Service Centers help individuals and families in need access a wide range of resources from shelter, food and clothing to domestic violence assistance, job training/placement and prisoner re-entry. Clients can get information about rental, utility and other financial assistance programs. The facilities serve as Warming and Cooling Centers during periods of extreme weather.

Visitors participate in an initial assessment to identify their needs. Some basic services can be provided immediately. Clients with multiple or complex issues are assigned a case worker.

DFSS case workers are trained specialists who work with clients on-going. They help individuals set personal goals and develop plans to achieve them. A case worker can refer clients to specialized services in the community.

Community Service Center Locations

Englewood Center
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
312.747.0200

Garfield Center
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
312.746.5400

King Center
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
312.747.2300

North Area
845 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
312.744.2580

South Chicago
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
312.747.0500

Trina Davila
4300 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
312.744.2014

To request information on a Community Service Center, call 3-1-1.