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 Offer Three Community Flu Clinics this Fall

    The City's Public Health Division is once again working with VNA Home Health Hospice to hold community flu clinics this fall. Public Health officials encourage people to get the flu shot. Those without insurance will be given the vaccine for free. Read on...
  2. City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

    The City will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. He will continue to assist the City on a part-time basis... Read on...
  3. City to Host September 8 Community Forum to Discuss Homeless Services Center

    The City of Portland is hosting a community forum on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus to discuss the proposed homeless services center. Read on...
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