Support Services

DFSS Department of Family and Support Services Are you 55 and Older Caring for a Child Under 18 or a Loved One with a Disability? Grandparents or Older Relatives Raising Children Program FREE support.

Education & Training:

Learn about topics such as legal services, financial literacy, and strategies to support the emotional and
educational development of the child

Gap-Filling Funds:

Help to buy essential items like school supplies, technology, uniforms, furniture, clothes, and after-school or summer camp fees.

One-on-One Counseling:

Discuss self-care, decision-making, and ways to cope with stress when feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of raising children unexpectedly

Support Groups:

Share your stories, challenges, & successes caring for your loved ones

Contact the DFSS Senior Services Division Information and Assistance Unit • (312)-744-4016