Beyond Walls, Beyond Limits

Two people discussing Hep C treatment

Hepatitis C has a cure!

Did you know that Hepatitis C is a treatable infection? Outside In can provide testing and treatment at any of our clinic locations. Visit this page for more information about Hepatitis C screening and treatment, or schedule an appointment with a medical provider today.


Outside In Hosts FREE Community Event!

Outside In Hosts FREE Community Event!

Join us for a FREE Outside In Community Open House Event Saturday, October 7 from 11 am – 3 pm Outside In East Clinic – 16144 East Burnside, Portland OR 97233 This open house is a family friendly, fall-themed event. It is designed to showcase Outside In services, most...

Haven Wheelock Helps Shape Harm Reduction Bill

Haven Wheelock Helps Shape Harm Reduction Bill

Earlier this month, Governor Tina Kotek signed six bills into law targeting Oregon's addiction and mental health crises. Haven Wheelock, Outside In’s Drug Users Health Services Program Supervisor, has advocated for all six bills, and was instrumental in drafting The...

Outside In Celebrates 55 Years with Hope Soap

Outside In Celebrates 55 Years with Hope Soap

Happy Birthday to us! Today marks the Summer Solstice; and 55 years since Outside In first opened our doors. To celebrate we’d like to share some bubbly…soap!  


Pardon Our Dust!

Pardon Our Dust!

The sounds of power tools and the smell of fresh construction have been frequent companions for us lately. For the last several months, we’ve been renovating several of our spaces at Outside In. The third floor of our downtown location is part of our transitional...

Outside In Names Kiku Johnson Executive Director

Outside In Names Kiku Johnson Executive Director

The board of directors and staff at Outside In are thrilled to announce the selection of Kiku Johnson as their next Executive Director. Johnson, who comes to Outside In from the San Francisco Bay Area, boasts 30 years of experience in youth development and responsive...

No Two Stories Are the Same

No Two Stories Are the Same

Resources help people. With the right support, there are people who will begin to get where they need to go. Dear Friend, I’ve been in wrong situations, where step after step there’s something blocking me—something going wrong. Here at Outside In, I’ve had the right...

Success Stories


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.


I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.


Housing at Outside In is so much more than a roof over your head. The staff is helpful and amazing. They were always there for us anticipating our needs. Finally, we weren’t hungry anymore and we were safe.


I feel safe at Outside In. I love Outside In people. How they love us, care for us. The wonderful and fresh food, the health care, the accommodations, the hospitalities. People talking to me, listening to me. Changing lives. It is a great moment.


By the time I was 17, I didn't trust anybody...except Outside In. The staff took my concerns seriously, and took a holistic approach. They protected me.