Your Support Changes Lives
When you have a sickle cell anemia crisis, you feel like your blood and your bones are on fire. I was a junior in high school. After time in the hospital, going back to live with family or friends meant dealing with trauma or domestic violence or substance abuse or homophobia. I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.
I dreamed of a career in coding or game design. At Outside In, they understood what I needed. They helped me to build work experience. They provided housing that worked for me, and nutritious food choices every day. They set up health insurance at the clinic for my blood work.
With Outside In’s help, I applied to one of the most rigorous software training programs in the country. I earned scholarships. Outside In connected me with a mentor in the tech industry who also identifies as gender non-binary, which was so helpful, and I graduated on time.
Last spring, I got my first job as a Development Operations Engineer, and I moved into my own apartment! I think about travel, and maybe writing a book someday. I see a whole world ahead of me.
Your gift transforms lives like mine, and thousands of others. The chances Outside In provides for learning, growth, health, and stability are only possible because kind people like you take action. Please make a gift to Outside In today.
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c/o Development Department
1132 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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.
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.
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.