Health and Human Services

The City of Boston offers many health and human services programs for residents.

  • Shelter (75)

    Homelessness and Hunger

    The 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.

    Additional Homeless Resources »

    BPHC Homeless Services Bureau »

  • Woman

    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.

    More Information »


  • 2010 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care

    Former Mayor Menino joined the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Health Care for the Homeless and Partners Health Care to announce the inaugural 2010 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care.

    Watch Here

  • Get Healthy Campaign

    The Mayor's Office and the Boston Public Health Commission are taking new steps aimed at addressing the public health threat of obesity in Boston.

    View the Slideshow

    View Slideshow in Spanish

  • Health Click

    Podcast series about health topics facing the city of Boston.

    Listen to the Podcast


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