Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services

One North Dearborn, Suite 1000 Skokie, 60077

Metropolitan Family Services has been at the heart of Chicago’s city and suburban communities responding to the needs of families for more than 150 years. Through seven major community centers, their related locations and public policy advocacy, Metropolitan serves low-income and working-poor families facing a dynamic and ever-changing environment. As an integral part of each community we serve, we listen, actively participate and lead the way in helping families realize their amazing strength.Metropolitan provides an extremely broad range of services and eligibility for them varies from program-to-program. For example, some programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of pregnant and new mothers; adoptive families; people recovering from mental illnesses; older adults; students in particular schools; people who have survived abuse; people with certain legal problems, etc. Some programs are designed to meet the unique needs of a community and are provided from some but not all of our Community Centers.

Child and Youth Development

Promotes academic achievement and social and emotional development among children, youth and families to foster their success in life


Provides support to individuals and families challenged with personal, phase-of-life and transitional issues

Economic Stability

Provides support and education to economically challenged families so they may improve their quality of work, lifestyle and financial situation

Employee Assistance Network (EAN)

Provides counseling services that help workers achieve a better balance in their lives and be more productive on the job

Legal Aid

Provides legal assistance in the areas of domestic violence, family and elder law, housing and consumer issues to low-income individuals

Mental Health

Provides psychiatric evaluation, case management and crisis intervention to help children and adults with chronic mental illness recover and be productive

Older Adults Services

Provides counseling and caregiver respite to assist older adults and their families in meeting the challenges and opportunities of later years

Parent Development

Supports parents in acquiring skills that promote the healthy growth and development of children

Public Policy

Advocates for public policies that support and strengthen moderate- and low-income families and communities

Violence Prevention and Intervention

Provides services to address violence in homes and schools to keep individuals and families safe 

Metropolitan Family Services offers many programs and services designed to help families and individuals realize their amazing strength.

Our credentialed staff members, which include social workers, counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers, bring expertise and compassion to cli

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