Health & Human Services

Weekly service data for the Health & Human Services Department
Program Week Ending February 20, 2021
Family Health

22 individuals served Maternal & Child Health

9 individuals served PCFC

17 individuals served STD clinic

8 individuals served Minority Health Mental Health First Aid

Chronic Disease Prevention Program 79 Needle exchanges (onsite & some outreach)
Needles collected: 3,964
Needles distributed: 4,116
Narcan kits (2 doses/kit) distributed:  22.5

Family Shelter 3 new families (9 people) presented for shelter*.
High census of 22 families (75 people) sheltered.
High census of 11 families (36 people) at the warming center.
* We are extending families in the hotels while we have positive cases in the Family Shelter.   
Oxford Street Shelter 143 people served overall
113 guests served nightly, on average
* We are extending individuals in the hotels while we have positive cases in Oxford Street Shelter. 
FY21 Housing Placements 61 single adults
68 families of 234 individuals
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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.