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. 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...
  2. Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

    The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance. Read on...
  3. New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

    The City recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. By utilizing MobileCause's platform citizens can donate by texting CREW to 91999 or donating online. Read on...
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