Your Support Changes Lives
When I hit the streets of Portland, I was 11. I became a victim of human trafficking. By the time I was 17, I didn’t trust anybody… except Outside In. I got into the transitional housing program. I had good, healthy meals. The staff helped me with classes, applying for an internship, books, bus passes, even job interview clothes.
They helped me understand and work with my depression, and drug and alcohol counseling, see doctors, and sign up for medical benefits. If it had been up to me, I would have just given up. Because of people like you, because of your support of Outside In, I had another chance. I’m thankful that people cared enough about me to pull me out of that time, because I couldn’t pull myself out, and I didn’t know where I was going.
I never imagined I would go on to college, but Outside In helped me with that, too. I got my degree in social work and a job as a child permanency specialist, and I plan to get a master’s degree. I have secure housing with my 2-year-old daughter, Anna-Lisa. It’s a new chapter in my life.
Your gift to Outside In changes lives like mine in so many ways, for so many people, day in, day out. Please give today.
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Jane Williams Society
Outside In’s Jane Williams Society brings together a community of philanthropists who play an important role in caring for some of Portland’s most at risk citizens.
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.