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.

​Donate to help asylum seekers in portland

We appreciate the requests we get to help asylum seekers in Portland. Find out how you can help here
  1. Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

    Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a way to accept volunteers. Read on...
  2. City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

    The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter. Read on...
  3. City Celebrates National Public Health Week April 1 - 7

    The City of Portland’s Public Health Department is celebrating National Public Health Week April 1 - 7 and invites the public to join in. Read on...
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