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. City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

    The City will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. Read on...
  2. Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. Read on...
  3. Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

    The City of Portland is hosting its fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Read on...
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