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.
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
THE GUARDIAN: THE RISE OF TATTOO REMOVAL
“A lot of people don’t understand why removal should be a social service, Willett explains. They think a tattoo is a choice. But for people who have one from gangs or prison, or drug abuse or sexual abuse, the reasons are systemic. We’ve all got a responsibility to help each other change.” >>Full Story
PORTLAND MONTHLY: EXTRAORDINARY VOLUNTEER
Portland Monthly Magazine honored one of our volunteers with a “Light a Fire Award” for her dedicated service to the community. Dr. Lesley Segal--internal medicine doctor by day--has spent 14 years at Outside In’s Project Erase tattoo removal program. >>Full Story
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. “Jasmine’s heart is with this population of young people who quite literally have no other advocates,” says Dr. Kathy Oliver. >>Video