Department of Family and Support Services Sidebar

Published in the Spring 2010 issue of SSA Magazine

Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), 1615 West Chicago Avenue

This year, Allison Hollander, AM '10, has been helping to evaluate city projects, such as a summer youth employment program, that impact communities across Chicago—including the South Side—at her master's field placement at the Department of Family and Support Services. SSA has relationships with more than 600 agencies and programs throughout the Chicago area for its field placement program. This past academic year, more than 400 students worked in the field for a total of more than 225,000 hours. Students are guided by practitioners who teach them best practices and provide services that include clinical and administrative work.