Health & Human Services

About Us


The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Division, the Barron Center, (A city-owned long-term care facility) Office of Elder Affairs.

We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.
  1. Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. Read on...
  2. Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

    The City of Portland is hosting its fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Read on...
  3. Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

    The Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall. Read on...
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