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. Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

    The Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall. Read on...
  2. Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

    The City's Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in vulnerable Greater Portland populations. Read on...
  3. Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

    For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. Read on...
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