Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs)
In Chicago, LISC supports 10 FOCs which provide employment and career counseling, one-on-one financial coaching and education and low-cost financial products that help build credit, savings and assets. They also connect clients with income supports such as food stamps, utilities assistance and affordable health insurance. The cornerstone of the FOC model is providing these services in an integrated way—rather than as stand-alone services—and with a long-term commitment to helping clients reach their goals.
Our FOCs help to increase financial stability for residents in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Increased financial stability is a priority in the neighborhoods we serve and our innovative approach prepares individuals for the workplace and beyond.
Since 2005, more than 9,000 people have been placed in jobs through the FOC Network.
LISC Chicago FOC Network
4655 S. King Dr., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60653
Central States SER
3948 W. 26th St., Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60623
1633 N. Hamlin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647