Health & Human Services

The Health & Human Services Department is excited to propose the co-location of key programs from the Social Services and Public Health divisions to a single, centralized location in the city.  Combing 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 opportunity for physical distancing to maintain health and safety for staff and service recipients.  Please see the attached memo and presentation from the April 13th, 2021 Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee for more detailed explanation. 

READ about the plan

** City of Portland HHS Department to hold a REMOTE Community meeting with Residents and Property Owners to discuss the relocation of services to 39 Forest Ave. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 

39 Forest Ave Memo

39 Forest Avenue April 13 Presentation

FAQ for Proposal of HHS Services at 39 Forest Avenue

India St Public Health Center Survey

GOT a question about the 39 forest ave plan?

هل لديك سؤ ال حول خطة مشر و ع (Arabic)

Vous avez une(s) question(s) au sujet du Plan 39 Forest Ave? Cliquez Ici (French)

តើអ្នកមានសំណួ(រ) អំពីផែនការរុក្ខវិថី 39 មែនទេ? ចុចទីនេះ (Khmer)

Oza na motuna to mituna mpo na Plan Ya 39 Forest Ave? Fina awa (Lingala)

Tem perguntas sobre o plano de mudança para o 39 Forest Avenue? Clique aqui (Portuguese)

Su'aal(o) ma ka qabtaa qorshaha 39 Forest Avenue. Halkan riix (Somali)

¿Tiene pregunta(s) sobre el Plan 39 Para Forest Ave? Haga clic aquí (Spanish)

CÓ (CÁC) THẮC MẮC VỀ KẾ HOẠCH 39 TRÊN Đ Ạ I L Ộ FOREST AVE? BẤM VÀO ĐÂY (Vietnamese)



Weekly service data for the Health & Human Services Department
Program Week Ending July 17, 2021
Family Health

27 individuals served Maternal & Child Health
15 individuals served at Portland Community Free Clinic 
24 (9 new) individuals served STD clinic 
23 individuals served Minority Health Mental Health First Aid
2 COVID-19 Vaccines administered


Chronic Disease Prevention Program 199 needle exchanges (52 onsite & 147 outreach)
Needles collected: 5,782
Needles distributed: 8,825
Narcan kits (2 doses/kit) distributed: 47
Tobacco Prevention Program Polices Passed: N/A





Family Shelter 3 new GA families (13 people) presented for shelter
High census of 80 families (247 people) in hotels
High census of 24 families (74 people) sheltered

*We are extending families in the hotels while we have positive cases in the Family Shelter.
   
Oxford Street Shelter 229 people served overall
180 guests served nightly, on average

FY22 Housing Placements 2 single adults
5 families of 14 individuals
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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.