There’s never been a better time to give!

Dear Friend

Outside In is honored to play a role in helping youth and others experiencing homelessness as they move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. Since 1968, we’ve been committed to meeting everyone who comes in our doors without judgment. We remove barriers so they can receive the services they need. For everyone who enters, we strive to ensure Outside In feels welcoming. We offer more than a clinic and pharmacy, more than a place to get off the street for a healthy meal, more than a career and education center, and more than a transitional housing program—we create and sustain community.

A critical element to all these stories of success and hope is our donors. Without our generous supporters, we would not be able to offer the trauma-informed, radically inclusive care we’re known for in Portland.

We think you care about your neighbors experiencing homelessness. We believe you’re invested in your community, too, and that you want to see a humane city where people receive the support they need without judgment, without conditions.

There’s never been a better time to donate to Outside In!

Thanks to a generous gift from The Mitzvah Foundation, gifts from new donors this season will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to the first $3,000! You can double your impact!

“As a charitable foundation, we have a responsibility to align with organizations that reflect our donors’ interests in supporting the delivery of health care services for children and youth. The challenge match not only provides The Mitzvah Foundation the opportunity to support Outside In, but also to join others who share a commitment to help Portland’s families and youth access life-changing programs and services,” says Tobey Shaw, a foundation trustee. “We hope you’ll join us and give others the gift of a healthy and bright future.”

Would you consider making a gift today?

Simply scroll down to give now. Need help donating? Call us at 503.535.3866.

Super Cameron

Non-profit Status

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


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


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.


I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.


Housing at Outside In is so much more than a roof over your head. The staff is helpful and amazing. They were always there for us anticipating our needs. Finally, we weren’t hungry anymore and we were safe.


I feel safe at Outside In. I love Outside In people. How they love us, care for us. The wonderful and fresh food, the health care, the accommodations, the hospitalities. People talking to me, listening to me. Changing lives. It is a great moment.


By the time I was 17, I didn't trust anybody...except Outside In. The staff took my concerns seriously, and took a holistic approach. They protected me.