Your gift changes lives

Since 1968, Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, immigrants, and the underserved. Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support.

Since 1968, Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved. Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support.

Your gift changes lives

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Outside In is Hiring!

We’ll admit it, we think Outside In is a great place to work. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a life-saving team dedicated to providing low-barrier, trauma-informed medical, behavioral health, wraparound, and harm reduction services – come join us!

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Learning the Blues: West Coast Grapples with Shifting Drug Supply

Learning the Blues: West Coast Grapples with Shifting Drug Supply

Kristen Gonzalez, MPH, Outside In's Substance Use Treatment Program Manager co-wrote an article for Filter Magazine, "Learning the Blues: West Coast Grapples with Shifting Drug Supply." "People’s initiation into opioids used to be primarily through nonmedical use of...

Vacunación de COVID-19

Vacunación de COVID-19

Programe una cita para su vacuna contra el COVID-19 Estamos ofreciendo vacunas contra el COVID-19 a medida que estén disponibles. La vacuna es gratis. No necesita seguro médico. Si tiene seguro médico, traiga su tarjeta de seguro. No rechazaremos a nadie por la...

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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...

Meet Jay, Christian, and Cameron

Meet Jay, Christian, and Cameron

We felt safe, and we felt like we could be ourselves.Dear Friend, You are a part of our success. You haven’t met us yet, but we’d like to share our story with you, and invite you into our celebration. We’re Jay, Christian, and Cameron—a loving family excited for the...

Making a Difference – Our Impact Report

Making a Difference – Our Impact Report

 Outside In is making a difference in our community providing a wide range of health services, supportive housing and much more.Let’s face it – 2021 was a challenging year!  We endured a global pandemic, wildfires, ice storms and civil unrest. Yet our doors at Outside...

Success Stories

Anthony

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.

Shay

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

River

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

Rei

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

Jason

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

Anna

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

Ollie

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

Courtney

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.

Ramad

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.

Adrianna

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.