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. Ryan Francis Named New Barron Center Administrator

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Ryan Francis as the new Administrator of the Barron Center, the City’s skilled rehabilitation/nursing and long-term care facility. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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