Community Service Centers help individuals and families in need access a wide range of resources from shelter, food and clothing to domestic violence assistance, drug rehab, job training and prisoner re-entry services. Clients can get information about rental, utility and other financial assistance programs as well. The facilities also 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. Visitors with multiple or complex issues are assigned a case worker.
DFSS’ six Community Service Centers, listed below, are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. City residents who need assistance can drop in or schedule an appointment in advance.
For more information on services, contact your local Community Service Center, or call 311.