Mission and Values
Five Decades of Change
For over 50 years, Outside In has supported youth experiencing homelessness and other marginalized people as they move toward improved health and self-sufficiency. Driven to meet the changing needs of those it helps, the agency has created an all-inclusive and integrated system of cutting edge and sometimes controversial wraparound services that has transformed and saved thousands of lives over the years.
- We help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.
Compassion for our clients, our coworkers, and ourselves.
Courage to do this work, mirroring the strength of our clients.
Responsiveness to our community and advances in healthcare.
Acceptance of challenges, and the need to reduce harm and suffering.
Service to those who have experienced inequities and struggled to find help.
Persistence in our enduring vision for positive growth and change.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Outside In recognizes that our clients and employees have unique experiences rooted in and affected by race, culture, gender and gender identity, age, belief systems, social class and income, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other aspects of individual identity. We acknowledge the beauty, strength, and opportunities that come from such diversity as well as the destructive and pervasive consequences that come from prejudice and oppression. We are deeply committed to dismantling overt and covert oppression, building personal and institutional diversity, and fostering inclusiveness.
As a patient at OI, 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.