Health & Human Services
The Health & Human Services Department is excited to unveil the co-location of key programs from the Social Services and Public Health divisions to a single, centralized location in the city. Combining these services to one centralized location will reduce barriers to those who access vital services as well as enhance organizational efficiency. In addition, the much larger physical space at the Forest Avenue location provides opportunities for program expansion as well as increased opportunities for physical distancing to maintain health and safety for staff and service recipients. Check out The Unification of Portland's Health & Human Services project page.
Questions about HHS' move to 39 Forest Avenue? EMail HHSForest@portlandmaine.gov
|Program||Week Ending May 7, 2022|
27 individuals served Maternal & Child Health
|Chronic Disease Prevention Program|| Tobacco Prevention Program
- Policies Passed: 1
- Maine Quitlink Training to Pine Tree Recovery Center: 14 attendees
- Sidekicks training at Jordan Small Middle School: 28 students
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL Program)
- $10,000 secured from Good Shepard Food Bank for instant pots and other necessities for new Mainer families
Needle Exchanges: 139 ( 68 onsite & 71 outreach)
Needles collected: 10,466
Needles distributed: 10,211
Narcan kits (2 doses/kit) distributed: 56.5
- Fentanyl Test Strip Kits (3 strips/kit) distributed: 21
- New Clients Enrolled: 14
- Reversals Reported: 14 (0 fatalities)
|Family Shelter|| 30 new GA families (97 people) presented for shelter
High census of 325 families (1,137 people) in hotels
High census of 25 families (71 people) sheltered
|Oxford Street Shelter||306 people served overall
231 clients served nightly, on average
|FY22 Housing Placements||90 single adults
61 families of 194 individuals
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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.