Since 1936, Family and Community Services has been providing direct services to low income and vulnerable seniors and is currently the largest provider of non-residential senior services in the City of Chicago.
FCS Senior Program increases the capacity of seniors to meet their needs, achieve their goals, and enhance their quality of life.
Well-Being Checks are provided by FCS 7 days a week. When a Chicago resident is concerned for a neighbor they call 311. The city then contacts Family & Community Services to check on the senior, providing emergency assistance as needed.
Intensive Case Advocacy and Support is provided by FCS to surround the senior in crisis with resources to move to stabilization. A case worker spends time with the senior to understand their needs and to surround the senior with community resources.
Housing Assistance is provided by FCS with case management and support to help seniors (ages 60 and older) facing a housing crisis find safe, decent, and affordable housing in Chicago.
Senior Caregiver Support provides financial assistance, individual and group counseling, assessments & respite care to caregivers of seniors 60+.
Older Relatives Raising Children provides financial assistance, counseling, support groups, respite, & case management services to older relatives 55+ raising a relative child, including community outreach.
Relatives Raising Children offers financial assistance, support groups and counseling for relatives raising children.
These services are sponsored by:
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services – Senior Services Division
The Illinois Department on Aging