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Adrianna’s Story:

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 outPlease give today.

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Success Stories


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.


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