Before and After School Programs
Before and after school programs provide a safe, fun environment for all students to participate in academic, leisure and recreational activities outside of the traditional school day. Students are exposed to a variety of experiences including sports, literacy, and technology.
Bike Parking is an essential part of bicycling facilities in all cities, providing the bicyclist with a secure place to lock their bike at their trip destination.
Case Management Services
It is not enough to place homeless people in housing without providing services that address the reasons they became homeless. Residents in crisis need support to ensure they don’t fall victim to the same issues that left them homeless in the first place.
Financial Assistance for Lead Abatement
Department of Public Health has limited grant funding to assist low-income homeowners and landlords of affordable housing with eliminating lead hazards in their buildings.
Guide to Workforce Development Services for Ex-Offenders
The City of Chicago’s Community Re-Entry Support Centers provide a central location where any Chicago resident who has served time for a felony conviction can receive the support services needed to transition back into their communities and the workforce.
Help on Domestic Violence
The Office on Domestic Violence continues to house and oversee the operation of the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line. The Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that functions as a clearinghouse for domestic violence services and information.
High-Rise Life Safety Information
Summary of the Key Provisions of the Life Safety and High Rise Ordinance. The Ordinance focuses on improving the life safety attributes of existing high-rise buildings. There are approximately 1700 existing high rises and of these, 1300 are pre-fire ordinance or pre-1975 buildings. Of the 1300 pre-fire ordinance buildings, approximately 200 are commercial and 1100 are residential.
HomeMod - Program
Sponsored by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the HomeMod Program will allow people with disabilities, who are under the age of sixty, to receive home modifications that make their living environment accessible.
Illegally Parked Vehicles
Chicago uses tow trucks to remove illegally parked vehicles from bus stops, crosswalks, loading zones and other no-parking sites and tows them to a city auto pound.
Information About Illinois and Chicago-area Victims of domestic violence
The ILDVDI Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort of the Department of Family and Support Services, Division on Domestic Violence (DDV) and the Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Council. The ILDVDI Clearinghouse was developed to create easy access to domestic violence related data and information available in Illinois, to increase knowledge about Illinois and Chicago area victims of domestic violence, and to better serve and improve the lives of Illinois domestic violence victims and their families.
Juvenile Intervention Support Center
The Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC) is a pilot program that uses a multi-disciplinary approach and interagency partnerships to provide prevention and intervention services to help youth arrested for low level misdemeanor offenses and youth at risk for juvenile justice system involvement.
Lead Hazard Home Inspection
The Chicago Department of Public Health offers home inspections for various sources of lead hazards that may be present in the home.
Residential Garbage Collection
The City of Chicago has implemented the grid garbage collection system citywide. Streets & Sanitation collects Chicago's residential waste. Our crews service some 600,000 homes weekly.
Senior Well Being Check
This service request is used to identify seniors whose health, safety or general well being are in question.
Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
The Division on Domestic Violence in the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and other victim serving agencies in Chicago are important in the effort to respond to family violence.
Services for formerly incarcerated
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services’ Community Reentry Support Centers can assist formerly incarcerated residents in achieving self-sufficiency while successfully reintegrating into local communities.
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.
While Chicago enjoys the diversity of four distinct seasons, our winters and summers can produce extreme temperatures. At times, weather conditions may pose a threat to health and safety. The Department of Family and Support Services works with other city departments to help residents through periods of severe weather.