About Us

Producing Positive Change

For more than 50 years, we’ve provided a safe, supportive, and inclusive place for health care, along with services to help the underserved and people experiencing homelessness achieve independence.

Services We Provide

Today, Outside In’s clinic, a Federally-Qualified Health Center and youth department provide a comprehensive array of services to its patients and participants, including:

  • primary health care
  • syringe exchange
  • access to basic needs
  • tattoo removal
  • case management
  • recreational activities
  • meals
  • LGBTQIA+ programs
  • housing
  • substance use treatment
  • behavioral health
  • education
  • job training

We Believe…

  • In dignity, hope, and resiliency.
  • In innovation.
  • Our patients and participants can get through current challenges.
  • Young people need trusting adults to thrive.
  • In meeting people where they are.
  • In a strengths-based approach.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Outside In recognizes that our patients, participants, and employees have unique experiences rooted in and affected by race, culture, gender and gender identity, age, belief systems, social class and income, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other aspects of individual identity. We acknowledge the beauty, strength, and opportunities that come from such diversity as well as the destructive and pervasive consequences that come from prejudice and oppression. We are deeply committed to dismantling overt and covert oppression, building personal and institutional diversity, and fostering inclusiveness.

Success Stories

River

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

Anna

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

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.

Jason

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

Rei

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

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.