Virginia Woof featured in Pet Connection Magazine

We are excited that Virginia Woof was featured in the Mar/Apr 2019 issue of Pet Connection magazine. From the article (which is on page 7 of the magazine)... "Looking to send your dog to daycare and make the world a better place at the same time?...

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1859 Magazine: Erasing the Past, Rewriting the Future

While some organizations aspire to leave their mark, Outside In’s tattoo removal program has the reverse aim. Located in downtown Portland, Project Erase has helped thousands of people get rid of body ink that serves as a painful reminder of their past. Read More

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Outside In Receives $2.5 Million Grant

The federal grant will allow Outside In to triple the number of young adults it treats for mental health and substance use issues and to offer a new evidence-based counseling program to young adults who have experienced complex trauma. Read the full story here.

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Outside In Names Patricia Patrón Executive Director

The Outside In Board of Directors has named Patricia Patrón Executive Director effective July 30, 2018. Founded in 1968, Outside In is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive healthcare, transitional housing, job training, and social supports to enable...

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Thank You, Kathy Oliver!

When Kathy Oliver came to Outside In, she wasn’t expecting to become the Executive Director and stay for 38 years. Hired as a grant writer in 1980, she became one of just five part-time staff members who were bound together by their passion for social justice. The...

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Success Stories


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


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.


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


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


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