The Youth Services Division of DFSS has a portfolio that serves Chicago’s youth ages 6-24. This group represents a diverse population with different needs, including educational supports, income support for themselves and their families, and other means of connection to necessary social services.
Our programs are designed to support youth in reaching their full potential in their community, school, and work. The needs of Chicago’s young people, identified from research and feedback from our communities are the key drivers in informing the development of the Division’s programming and continuously shape the Department’s priorities and goals. As a social safety net for young people, DFSS will continue to pay careful attention to our youth’s needs and the composition of their population to have the greatest impact.