I believe everyone can be successful if they’re given a chance. I had anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol was my escape. By 15, I’d started using heroin and was kicked out of school. Without the help of people like you, I might not have survived.
I heard about Outside In’s needle exchange, and I connected with the agency. I got into an apartment in the housing program. Every step of the way, I didn’t feel judged or pressured. I felt seen and accepted. The independence gave me the opportunity to consider how the path I was on wasn’t working for me. It’s what I needed.
I got healthier. I found a doctor I really liked in their clinic, and loved the homemade vegan meals in their café. The staff helped me get jobs, apply for financial aid, pay for books, and get a laptop. With them in my corner, I enrolled at PCC, and I’ve gotten straight A’s since I started!
I’m committed to recovery. It’s all just been going so well. I have a four-year-old daughter, Nova — she’s wonderful! I’m creating a life that I hope will inspire her. My goal is to be a Qualified Mental Health Associate. I want to help other people the way I’ve been helped.
I’m grateful to you for making all of this possible. We all need a little support sometimes. When you give to Outside In, you help people like me know we are not alone. Please give to Outside In today.
Thank you for giving others the chance to be successful.
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Legacy and Endowment Giving
Including Outside In in your will or estate plan is a powerful way you can support communities facing homeless and poverty. Have you already included us in your Estate Plans? Let us know by clicking here. Have questions? Please call or email us at 503.535.3867 or LoriS@outsidein.org.
We take donations year-round and have a list of needs that fluctuates by season. Take a look at our wish lists below to see what our current needs are. To coordinate a donation drop-off or ask questions, contact Rachel Cain at email@example.com.
Holiday Giving 2021
The holidays are a great time to donate items! We have seasonal basic needs as well as the opportunity to purchase a gift so the every youth gets a present during the holidays. See our holiday wish lists below.
We do take used clothing on a case-by-case basis based upon need and quality of the item. If you have used clothing or other used items for donation, please contact Rachel Cain before bringing in your donation.
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.
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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- Financial Statement Fiscal Year 2018
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.