Producing Positive Change
Since 1968, 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
- LGBTQIA+ programs
- substance use treatment
- behavioral health
- job training
- 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.
Outside In is an independent, non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Oregon. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors in accordance with the policies defined in the organization’s Bylaws. Outside In is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (EIN: 93-0567549). All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
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.
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.