Southwest Center

10537 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
Phone: 708-974-2300
Fax: 708-974-2498
Relay Service: English: 800-526-0844
Spanish: 800-501-0864

Programs and Services

Economic Stability

  • Career Training for TANF Recipients in Healthcare


  • 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

Emotional Wellness

  • Adoption Support Services
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
    • for Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Families

Families dealing with mental health challenges find caring counsel and supportive services at Metropolitan Family Services Southwest Center, which has been serving southwest suburban communities since 1966. Metropolitan Southwest 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

Blue Island, Calumet, Lemont, Oak Forest, Orland; Palos and Worth Townships.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday and Friday: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:30 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Find out more about Metropolitan Family Services Southwest

Programs & Services

Additional Location:

Blue Island
13136 Western Avenue
Blue Island, Illinois 60406
Phone: 708-974-5800

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Executive Director
Rita Lopez Brosnan, LCPC

Rita Lopez Brosnan is the executive director of Metropolitan Family Services Southwest Center. A licensed clinical professional counselor, Lopez Brosnan has her certification in providing services to victims of rape and sexual assault. She is also a certified trainer in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills), and she has experience working in the child welfare system.

Lopez Brosnan has experience developing, implementing and supervising an integrated healthcare initiative, which brought primary care into a behavioral health setting. At the Health Department she was part of a turnaround team that helped to implement their electronic health records and lead a change management process for the entire organization.

Rita Lopez Broznan
Executive Director, Southwest Chicago

Prior to going back to graduate school in behavioral health and human services, Lopez Brosnan was an early childhood educator in bilingual classrooms for two different school districts and had a focus on language development in young children.