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
4/24/13 - 8:30 am
Are you interested in senior health? Want to learn about how to protect elders from financial fraud or abuse? Need help figuring out how to access Multnomah County services? Join Commissioner Loretta Smith in a senior town hall meeting.
4/12/13 - 11:30 am
New Approaches is the second annual educational conference targeted to baby boomers in celebration of Older Americans Month.
3/27/13 - 4:20 pm
DCHS’ Community Services Division was one of four co-sponsor organizations for the recent Prosperity Summit, held in Gresham’s Rockwood neighborhood on March 11, 2013 The purpose of the Prosperity Summit was to gather together community members, agencies, faith organizations, and advocates to discuss the impact of poverty on individuals and families living in the Rockwood community and mobilize the group to take collective action.
3/27/13 - 3:54 pm
The One-Year Action Plans FY 2013-2014 for Multnomah County, the City of Portland, and the City of Gresham describe and prioritize current housing and community development needs, establish strategies and set one-year goals to address those needs, and itemize how approximately $11-$19 million dollars in CDBG, HOME and other federal resources will be invested during FY 2013-14, the third year of the FY 2011-2016 Consolidated Plan.
3/22/13 - 10:04 am
Join us for workshops related to the challenges and joys of raising a child, a place to learn about community resources that can help your family, and to meet other grandparents and other relatives raising children. Save the Date: Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:00a.m. to 2:30p.m. Attendence and lunch for the event is FREE. Register online or call 503-988-3646