Health & Human Services

About Us
The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Divisionthe 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 Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City... Read on...
  2. Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

    On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. Read on...
  3. Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009

    The Portland Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009 to develop a unique program that provides transitional housing and support services for older Mainers experiencing domestic abuse. Read on...
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