Your Support Changes Lives

Courtney’s Story:

After escaping domestic violence, my son Aidan and I lived in a tiny, two-door Honda Civic in Beaverton for months. If I hadn’t found Outside In, and if not for people like you, I might not be here today. Thankfully, a friend told me about Outside In’s transitional housing program. Their clinic helped us get signed up for the Oregon Health Plan. At Outside In’s employment and education center, I was able to prepare for jobs and enter an accelerated Medical Assistant training program. 

Because of you, our basic needs were met and my life stabilized enough that I could focus on the future. Now we’re in our own apartment and I’m on my way to becoming a nurse. 

Please make a gift to Outside In today. You can change someone’s life, just like mine.

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Outside In
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1132 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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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… Learn More

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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.

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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