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.

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  1. City Statement Regarding Use of Joyce House as Temporary Emergency Shelter

    County space offers dorm-like setting with many improvements for guests and continued access to nearby services; City could see an increase in 30 additional beds this winter. Read on...
  2. Register for the Third Annual Harm Reduction Conference

    Registration is now open for the third annual Maine Harm Reduction Conference! Read on...
  3. Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

    The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
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