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Community Service Centers

Community Service Centers

City of Chicago

One-on-one assistance for individuals and families in Chicago who need housing and other social services.

Services Offered

Shelter • Clothing • Financial Assistance • Utility Assistance • Domestic Violence • Case Management • Employment • Emergency Shelter • Food • Warming Center • Cooling Center • Reentry • Wia

Description

DFSS’ six Community Service Centers are open from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-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.

Location

8650 S. Commercial Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 41.7378296 -87.5514627

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Eligibility

    Payment

  • This service is free

How to Apply

Individuals may call the desired location or walk into the Center for services. To request information on a Community Service Center, call 3-1-1.

Cooling centers are open M-F 9:00am-5:00pm.

Other Locations

Garfield Center
Program Phone: 3-1-1 or individual location listed
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
Englewood Center
Program Phone: 3-1-1 or individual location listed
1140 W. 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
King Center
Program Phone: 3-1-1 or individual location listed
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
South Chicago
Program Phone: 3-1-1 or individual location listed
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
Trina Davila
Program Phone: 3-1-1 or individual location listed
4357 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
North Area
Program Phone: 3-1-1 or individual location listed
845 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640