Health & Human Services
December 2nd Community Meeting
Please join the City of Portland's Health and Human Services Department for a virtual community meeting to share updates regarding the move to 39 Forest Avenue. The meeting will take place via Zoom on December 2, 2021 at 4:30PM. See below for meeting information. We hope to see you there!
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Date: Thursday, December 2nd
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 November 13, 2021|
26 individuals served Maternal & Child Health
|Chronic Disease Prevention Program|| Tobacco Prevention Program
- Full Flavor Ban moved through HHS & PS Committee to full Council on 11/9/21
- Provided TA to Westbrook Public Schools for staff wellness
Needle Exchanges: 92 (67 outreach & 25 onsite)
Needles collected: 7,189
Needles distributed: 7,330*
Narcan kits (2 doses/kit) distributed: 52
* 7 new clients enrolled (70 syringes); clients used credits from previous exchanges (71 syringes)
|Family Shelter||8 new GA families (24 people) presented for shelter
High census of 138 families (454 people) in hotels
High census of 28 families (78 people) sheltered
*We are extending families in the hotels while we have positive cases in the Family Shelter.
|Oxford Street Shelter||256 people served overall
203 clients served nightly, on average
|FY22 Housing Placements||46 single adults
23 families of 74 individuals
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We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.