Did you know?
- $25 will help a homeless youth receive a meal, a shower, and connection to support.
- $75 will help a sick person see a doctor.
- $150 will help a youth find employment.
- $500 will help bring quality relationship-based health care to those who need it most.
- $1,500 will help a homeless youth enter college.
Portland Mercury - Who’s to Blame for Oregon’s Overdose Deaths?
John clearly remembers the night, more than a decade ago, when a friend overdosed in his car. The two men were driving across Portland, on their way to buy heroin to use and sell. John’s friend was out of his own supply, so John lent him some heroin to tide him over until they purchased more. Read the full article here.
Virginia Woof featured in Pet Connection Magazine
We are excited that Virginia Woof was featured in the Mar/Apr 2019 issue of Pet Connection magazine.
From the article (which is on page 7 of the magazine)…
“Looking to send your dog to daycare and make the world a better place at the same time? Portland’s Virginia Woof is more than just another doggie daycare it is also a program of the nonprofit organization Outside In, and provides job training to homeless youth in the Portland area while providing a fun, enriching, and safe place for dogs to play while their guardians are at work. As a formerly homeless youth myself, I know just how important dogs can be to the lives of youth who are experiencing housing instability.”
Also, be sure to check out virginiawoof.com for more details about our wonderful dog daycare program.
Libraries saving lives: Pilot program trains employees to administer naloxone
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – These days, libraries are more than just a place you can check out a book or surf the web. Now, libraries are taking on a whole different set of responsibilities, trying to save lives.
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1859 OREGON'S MAGAZINE: REWRITING THE FUTURE
“Removing the tattoos was the last stop on my recovery from traumatic circumstances that led up to them,” one client said. “It’s not just erasing tattoos, it’s closing the book on the
trauma that came with them.” >> Full Story
OUTSIDE IN RECEIVES $2.5 MILLION GRANT TO START NEW MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ADULTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
The federal grant will allow Outside In to triple the number of young adults it treats for mental health and substance use issues and to offer a new evidence-based counseling program to young adults who have experienced complex trauma. >> Full Story
PATRICIA PATRÓN NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Outside In Board of Directors has named Patricia Patrón Executive Director effective July 30, 2018. She comes from Native Health, a federally qualified health center and urban American Indian health center serving the Phoenix metropolitan area, where she oversaw the integration of a system of care including primary care, dental care, behavioral health, psychiatry, recovery, and community health, prevention and wellness programs. >>Full Story
THANK YOU, KATHY OLIVER!
When Kathy Oliver came to Outside In, she wasn’t expecting to become the Executive Director and stay for 38 years. Hired as a grant writer in 1980, she became one of just five part-time staff members bound by their passion for social justice. >>Video
WILLAMETTE WEEK HONORS JASMINE PETTET
With her neon pink hair, knuckle tattoos, sarcastic sense of humor and open-minded approach, Pettet, 32, stands out from a lot of care providers whose more formal methods can be alienating. >>Video