Articles

Ollie’s Story

Ollie’s Story

I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.Dear Friend, When you have a sickle cell anemia crisis, you feel like your blood and bones are on fire. I was a junior in high school, what happened to me was out of my control. After time in...

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Trauma-Informed Care at Outside In

Trauma-Informed Care at Outside In

"As a clinician, I start with the assumption that everyone has experienced trauma. And when I walk into an exam room to meet a patient for the first time, I have no idea what that trauma might be."Trauma-Informed Care is Integral at Outside In  Here are Outside In, we...

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Rachel’s Story: A Mother’s Journey

Rachel’s Story: A Mother’s Journey

To this day, I believe with all my heart that the staff at Outside In is responsible for saving Marcus' life.Dear Friend, I remember feeling like there was a knife hanging over my heart, every day, waiting to drop. I watched helpless as my son Marcus drifted,...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

You are not alone. Everyone deserves to have the support and help they need with mental illness.May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a licensed Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment provider, Outside In is dedicated to removing barriers to care, supporting...

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Farewell to Heather Brown

Farewell to Heather Brown

Best wishes to Heather Brown, Outside In's Youth Services DirectorWe are sending gratitude, love, and best wishes to Heather Brown, Outside In’s Youth Services Director, who retired earlier this month after 23 years of service to Outside In – and to youth experiencing...

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Advocate to Protect Trans Youth

Advocate to Protect Trans Youth

Trans rights are human rights. Take action today to protect transgender youth across the nation.There are currently over 80 pieces of legislation being considered across the country that would harm transgender people - and transgender youth, especially. While we...

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How YOU Can Support the Asian American Community

How YOU Can Support the Asian American Community

Your voice matters! Here are some resources for you to learn and take action to support our Asian American community. The violence of the past month has been weighing heavily on our hearts. We grieve for the lives lost in Atlanta and Boulder, and we grieve for the...

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Success Stories

Anthony

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.

Shay

Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.

River

When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.

Rei

Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant

Jason

Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.

Anna

If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.