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. City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

    The City is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxford Street. Read on...
  2. Portland’s Public Health Division to Co-Host Community Health Fair

    On Thursday, May 17, staff of the Public Health Division will co-host a community health fair with members of Maine Medical Center’s Nursing Professional Excellence Council. The fair will be held in Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library. Read on...
  3. Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

    The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. Read on...
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