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Cook County DFCS offers a wide variety of programs to assist our clientele and the community at large. Some of the programs run throughout the year and others are seasonal. We will be posting the available programs and services on this page. Please check back regularly for any updates.

Cook County Department of Family and Children Services

Family Life Skills Classes

Classes for clientele, foster/adoptive parents and general public focusing on skills for everyday life. Topics vary each meeting. For information on class schedules call Leif E. Purvis at (229)896-3672.


DOL/Job Search Classes

A partnership between DFCS/Department of Labor which serves as a local resource for job referrals. Full time Job Retention Specialist available. Contact Steve Meders or Earnestine Mosley for details at (229)896-3672.


Project Share

Program has limited funds to assist those in need with utilities, rent and medical bills. For more information contact Cindy Brown at (229) 896-3672.



Program designed for networking and support for at risk preteen and teenage girls. Support group focusing on day to day teen issues. Contact Eartha Brooks for more information at (229)896-3672.


Food Pantry

Designed to aid families in need of emergency food assistance. Screening process required. Inquire at front desk.


Women's Clothes Closet

Used clothing for job interviews or employment. Contact Margie Swanson at (229) 896-3672.