LISC National
Our Work

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

Cara Chicago
(773) 924-2205
4655 S. King Dr., 2nd Floor
Quad Communities
Chicago, IL 60653

Center for Changing Lives
(773) 342-1751
1955 N. St. Louis Ave.
Logan Square
Chicago, IL 60647

Central States SER
(773) 542-9030
3948 W. 26th St., Suite 213
Little Village
Chicago, IL 60623

Chicago Commons
(773) 635-2172
1633 N. Hamlin Ave.
Humboldt Park
Chicago, IL 60647

Instituto del Progreso Latino
(773) 890-0055
2520 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Jane Addams Resource Corporation
(773) 728-9769
4432 N Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Metropolitan Family Services
(773) 487-3723
747 W. 63rd St.
Englewood/Washington Park
Chicago, IL 60621

North Lawndale Employment Network
(773) 265-7940
3726 W Flournoy St.
North Lawndale
Chicago, IL 60624

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
(773) 451-8077
6144 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Safer Foundation
(312) 922-2200
571 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661


Jennifer McClain, Director, Financial Opportunities