Health & Human Services
The Health & Human Services Department is excited to unveil the co-location of key programs from the Social Services and Public Health divisions to a single, centralized location in the city. Combining these services to one centralized location will reduce barriers to those who access vital services as well as enhance organizational efficiency. In addition, the much larger physical space at the Forest Avenue location provides opportunities for program expansion as well as increased opportunities for physical distancing to maintain health and safety for staff and service recipients. Check out The Unification of Portland's Health & Human Services project page.
Questions about HHS' move to 39 Forest Avenue? EMail HHSForest@portlandmaine.gov
|Program||Week Ending May 14, 2022|
29 individuals served Maternal & Child Health
|Chronic Disease Prevention Program|| Tobacco Prevention Program
- Provided draft policies: 3 businesses
- Presented youth-facing ENDS to South Portland high school: 18 attendees
- Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL Program)
Let's Go! Annual Survey closed 5/20
HEAL staff attended Food Equity Summit
Needle Exchanges: 167 ( 100 onsite & 67 outreach)
Needles collected: 6,912
Needles distributed: 6,962
Narcan kits (2 doses/kit) distributed: 74
- Fentanyl Test Strip Kits (3 strips/kit) distributed: 20
- New Clients Enrolled: 18
- Reversals Reported: 11 (0 fatalities)
High census of 309 families (1,091 people) in hotels
High census of 23 families (65 people) sheltered
|Oxford Street Shelter||314 people served overall
248 clients served nightly, on average
|FY22 Housing Placements||96 single adults
63 families of 202 individuals
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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.