As 2020 closes and a new year begins, Outside In’s Executive Director, Patricia Patrón, offers words of gratitude for our clients, staff, donors, volunteers, and community partners

Patricia’s Video Message Transcript

Hi. I’m Patricia Patrón, Executive Director at Outside In. I use she/her pronouns.

As this challenging year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to expess my appreciation to everyone in our community.

On behalf of our Board and staff, we are so grateful to all of you for your continuing support in helping our most vulnerable neighbors during this very challenging time

I also want to acknowledge the incredible strength and resiliency of Outside In’s clients and patients who have faced an avalanche of challenges this year. You are our partners, collaborators, and friends, and we are inspired by your perseverance.

One of the things we talk about at Outside In is holding hope for others in moments when they struggle to hold it for themselves. This year in particular, holding hope has been all the more important. The challenges we face – the pandemic, racial injustice, health and housing inequity, gender violence, and so much more – will not end with the new year. But I know that with all of you as our partners, together, we will build communities where everyone has a voice, thrives, and can live their best lives.

May you and yours have a peaceful holiday and a new year filled with hope.

Mil gracias.