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Calumet Center

235 East 103rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Phone: 773-371-3600
Fax: 773-371-3699
Intake Line: 773-371-3642

Called the “Miracle on 103rd Street,” Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center has been serving families on Chicago’s far South Side since 1955, with programs ranging from youth leadership and economic development to senior care and violence intervention. Metropolitan Calumet is part of Metropolitan Family Services, which has been empowering Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities since 1857.

Areas Served

Serving Roseland, Beverly, Chatham, Englewood, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Pullman, Riverdale, Washington Heights, Washington Park and West Pullman.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 A.M. – 8:00 P.M
  • Saturday: By appointment only

Find out more about Metropolitan Family Services Calumet

Programs & Services | Community Board

Additional Locations:

Altgeld Gardens – Murray Homes Sites
983 East 132nd Place, Chicago, IL 60827
13218 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60827
Phone: 773-371-3628 or 773-371-3629

Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)
(at Kennedy-King College)
747 West 63rd Street, Rm. 106 | Chicago IL, 60621
Phone: 773-487-3723


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Executive Director
Audrena Spence, MSW, LSW

Audrena Spence is the executive director of Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center, a comprehensive human services agency providing numerous services to individuals and families on Chicago’s far South Side. Spence, a licensed social worker, has more than 20 years’ experience in human services and is an active community leader who works on many collaborations within Chicago’s greater Roseland community and beyond.

Under Spence’s leadership, Metropolitan Calumet — called the Miracle on 103rd Street — has grown from a $5 million budget in 2007 to a current budget of $8.2 million.


Audrena Spence
Executive Director, Calumet Center

Audrena strives to motivate her staff to think critically and strategically on solutions to improve clients’ lives. The staff is further encouraged to align their efforts to create a teamwork approach. Audrena is an active community leader, and works on many collaborations within the greater Roseland community.