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. Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

    The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. Read on...
  2. Overdose Prevention Project to Host Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on September 16

    In honor of National Recovery Month, the Overdose Prevention Project will be hosting a Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland. Read on...
  3. New 21+ Age Requirement to Purchase Tobacco Goes Into Effect Tomorrow in Portland

    On June 20, 2016, the Portland City Council voted in favor of raising the Minimum Legal Sale Age (MLSA) for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age. The change goes into effect tomorrow, July 20, 2016. Read on...
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