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Community Centers

Metropolitan Family Services empower families to learn, earn, heal and thrive. Since 1857 we have been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.

With ten community centers and multiple affiliate locations in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, DuPage County and the Southwest suburbs, we reach more than 117,491 families and individuals each year.

From early learning, afterschool and job readiness programs to counseling, behavioral health services and legal assistance, we’re here for you!

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Our services include the “4E’s” of Education, Economic Stability,
Emotional Wellness and Empowerment.


  • Before and Afterschool Programs for Children & Teens
  • Children’s Centers & Early Learning Programs
    • Preschool, Home Visiting, Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Parenting Programs for Families, Pregnant Moms & Dads
  • Tutoring/Education Support for High School Students


  • Career Services
  • Economic Resources
    • Benefits and Entitlements
  • Employment/Job Training & Placement
    • Summer Job Placements for Teens/Young Adults
  • Financial Literacy/Planning
  • Services for Senior Homeowners


  • Adoption Support Services
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
    • for Children, Adults, Seniors and Families
    • for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Services to Protect Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Support Groups


  • Legal Services
    • Domestic Violence
      • Orders of Protection, Support Navigating
        the Legal Process, Safety Planning
    • Divorce & Child Support
    • Elder Abuse
    • Housing/Tenant Issues
      • Eviction/Foreclosure
    • Guardianship
    • Human Trafficking