Fall River Health and Human Services logo

Department

Health and Human Services

The Division of Health and Human Services (HHS) includes the Health Department/Public Health Nursing, the Council on Aging, Youth Services and five grant-funded programs: Mass in Motion, Tobacco Control, Shannon Grant, Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) grant, and Partnership for Success 2015.

The mission of Health and Human Services is to assess, protect and promote the health and quality of life for the residents of Fall River by promoting the creation and protection of a healthier community for all who live and work in Fall River by:

  • informing, educating local youth, seniors and the general public about public health issues;
  • providing Senior Centers that offer educational and social opportunities for seniors;
  • providing medical transportation for seniors;
  • delivering Public Health nursing services;
  • encouraging positive youth developments by collaborating with youth-servicing agencies, sponsoring youth leadership groups, identifying youth issues, and encouraging positive social behaviors;
  • the mobilization and participation in community partnerships to identify and resolve community health and human service challenges and issues;
  • promoting, enforcing and educating the populace about Public Health Codes and Regulations;