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. Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

    Several donations have recently given a boost to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Chamber brought together 13 businesses and organizations to fund 10 additional weeks of the program. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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