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The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services provides families with a continuum of coordinated services and programs to enhance the lives of each family member beginning in infancy through the senior years.  The department, together with a network of delegate agencies, provides assistance to residents through services including, but not limited to, child care, household stabilization services, homeless services, workforce development and senior services.

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High Alert Jun 15, 2017 Pet Summer Safety Tips for Extreme Heat
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Families)

Aug 14,2017 David Ross will Tandem Jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights at the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, August 19
Aug 10,2017 The Chicago Jazz Festival will be Heard for the First Time in China, the United Kingdom, Austria and Other European Countries through the WFMT Radio Network
Aug 08,2017 The City of Chicago will Celebrate the Year of Public Art with a Month-long Public Art Festival featuring New and Iconic Artworks throughout the City
Aug 02,2017 Floating Museum to Travel to Locations Along the Chicago River, Chicago Riverwalk and Chicago Park District's Eleanor Boathouse Among Other Summer Locations
Aug 02,2017 Taxicab Excellence Winner

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