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.

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  1. City of Portland Committed to Providing Essential Public Health Services

    The City of Portland’s commitment to providing essential public health services through its Needle Exchange Program remains strong as evidenced by the number of clients it serves and the services it offers seven days a week, in two locations. Read on...
  2. Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

    Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter; City will utilize Oxford Street Shelter and two hotel properties to increase shelter bed capacity this winter during COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  3. Rapid Rehousing Program to Serve 40 Individuals & 25 Families

    Portland’s Rapid Rehousing Program will soon serve an additional 40 individuals and 25 families thanks to a recent funding award from Maine Housing. Read on...
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