Health and Human Services
The City of Boston offers many health and human services programs for residents.
Homelessness and HungerThe Emergency Shelter Commission coordinates the City's efforts to prevent and end homelessness and hunger through proactive planning, policy analysis, program development and advocacy with our city, state, federal and community partner agencies.
Resources for Disabled Bostonians
The Commission for Persons with Disabilities facilitates full and equal participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities in the City of Boston with a variety of programs and initiatives.
Advocacy for Women
The Office for Women's Advancement provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations on issues concerning women and advocates for increased attention to public policy initiatives that affect women's equal participation, economic security, family commitments, health, and safety.
The mission of the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's senior citizens through planning, coordinating, and monitoring the delivery of services to the elderly in an efficient and effective manner.
Public Health Informaion
The Boston Public Health Commission is the nation's first Health Department. They provide health services, work on policy and public education campaigns, and offer a variety of health care information to resients.
Enrollment for Uninsured ResidentsThe Mayor's Health Line is a free, multi-lingual service that can help residents sift through the new health insurance requirement paperwork, select the right program, and then help with each step of the application process.