Department of County Human Services
Welcome to the Multnomah County Department of County Human Services. We work to provide hope and a better quality of life for our community’s most vulnerable people. Our vision is safe, healthy, caring and diverse communities where hope, independence, learning and opportunity prevail for all.
The Department of County Human Services provides services for families in poverty, homeless youth and families, survivors of domestic violence, seniors, adults with disabilities, veterans, people recovering from mental illness and addiction, people with developmental disabilities and school-based services for children and families.
News and Announcements
11/21/13 - 10:49 am
The Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland was approved by the Portland City Council in October 2013, and represents the culmination of a planning process led by Portland State University's Institute on Aging as part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities Project.
11/6/13 - 9:23 am
What are the unmet housing and community redevelopment needs in Multnomah County, Portland and Gresham? Your input can influence how local federal dollars are spent. A community needs hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Rosewood Initiative Community Center, 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233.
10/14/13 - 11:03 am
Enrollment events are staffed by trained Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Volunteers and can assist Medicare eligible recipients with plan comparisons for 2014.
9/11/13 - 8:42 am
The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September Falls Prevention Awareness and Senior Center Month in Multnomah County at its September 5th meeting.
9/6/13 - 8:12 am
Multnomah County’s draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2012 program year on activities related to federally funded housing and community development activities is available for public review. Public comments will be taken by phone or by email beginning September 6, 2013 until September 25, 2013 (5:00 PM).