A chance to take your support to the next level!

Dear Friend

​This holiday season, we’re inviting only our most dedicated donors to consider becoming a sustaining, monthly donor. Why? What difference does that make when you’ve supported us annually so far? Monthly donors are the sustainable base for our work, our foundation, ensuring we will have consistent funding to provide the services we’re known for in Portland—the services our neighbors count on.

Sustaining donors help us ensure the security of our mission even during the most uncertain times. As a global pandemic becomes endemic, a recession looms over the world’s economy. In any financial downturn, our communities are the most vulnerable and most directly impacted. Homelessness is closer to most of us, most of our friends and family, than we might realize. Compassion and a dedication to meeting people where they are makes Outside In different. When we combine that philosophy with the wraparound medical and social services we offer, we can help our neighbors experiencing homelessness move toward improved health and pursue their dreams.

But you don’t have to take our word for it! We recently spoke with Charlize, a new resident of our transitional housing program. “It’s an adjustment because I’ve never had my own space,” she shared. “I had to prioritize my mental health. It was scary at first. It didn’t feel real. But I got all my help in one building. My therapist is in the basement and the medical clinic is on the first floor. If health problems come up, my providers are right there. It makes me feel supported.” That’s the difference you’ve made by supporting Outside In. You can take that difference to the next level by making a recurring monthly gift now.

photo of Charlize

Would you consider making a recurring monthly gift today?

Simply scroll down to make a gift now! Need help donating? Call us at 503.535.3866.

To make a one-time gift instead, click here.

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.