South Central Community Services, Inc.


Administrative Office
8316 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60619
(773) 483-0900 - Fax: (773) 483-9097


Community Center
1021 East 83rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619
(773) 483-0900 - Fax: (773) 483-0902


South Shore Campus
7550 South Phillips Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60649
(773) 374-2223 - Fax: (773) 374-8590


Senior Suites
DFSS Recreaction Facility

8300 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60619
(312) 745-0401 - Fax (312) 745-0338



Due to COVID 19, all afterschool and athletic programs are postponed until further notice

The most numerous and varied services provided by the Agency are provided in the Community Services Department. Following the purchase of the Chatham YMCA in 1979, services expanded to include athletic, recreational and educational programs for community residents. These activities are ongoing. Community Services' programs and services are reviewed annually and enhanced often in an effort to address the many and ever-changing needs in the community, while building character, pride, and self-confidence in its participants. Programs and services offered within the Community Services Department are:



After School Program


For further academic support and assistance, the After School Program offers after school assistance with homework in all subjects to community youth. The primary goal of this program is to improve the academic performance, test scores and achievement of elementary school students.


Brag Club for Seniors

The Brag club offers weekly socialization, cultural and recreational activities for adults age 55 and over. These individuals volunteer their time, expertise and experience in support of South Central’s programs and services. Their motto is “After age 55 we have something to brag about.”


Sports and Recreation


The Sports & Recreation program provides innovatie sports and recreation to community youth during out-of-school time. Activities include basketball, softball, soccer, flag football, and City cultural tours.



Corporate Massage Services

Funded by Chicago Department of Family & Support Services / Illinois Department on Aging ~ Senior Wellness Program

Chair massage provides hard-working employees with a convenient method of alleviating the stress inherent in these competitive times.  A ten to twenty minute stress-buster massage relieves tension in neck, back, and shoulder muscles, reducing irritability and increasing productivity.


Summer Camp


When: June thru August 
Monday thru Friday
3 camp schedule options available:

FULL DAY 7:30am - 6:00pm
HALF DAY: 8:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Ages: 6 - 15
For details CALL 773.483.0412




South Central Community Services, Inc.


Administrative Office
8316 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60619
(773) 483-0900 - Fax: (773) 483-9097

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