A Warm Welcome to Tess Anawalt
Tess Anawalt Welcomed as Development Director "I feel fortunate to work in a space where, every day, I can be inspired both by the courage of our clients and the strength of the conviction of our donors to support our clients’ needs. I am excited to continue to...
A Story of Hope
We all need a little support sometimes...Dear Friend, I believe everyone can be successful if they’re given a chance. When addiction is involved that can mean the support to just stay alive long enough to do something differently.I started experimenting with alcohol...
Now Offering Reproductive Health Services at our East Portland Clinic
Outside In is now offering low-barrier, comprehensive reproductive health services at our East Portland Clinic!We are so excited to announce that our East Portland Clinic is now a certified Reproductive Health Clinic with the State of Oregon! This program is dedicated...
Addressing Inequities for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients
“There are as many ways to interact with gender identity as there are people.” ~River Green, Outside In Medical Assistant Gender-affirming care is built into all of our health services at Outside In. But what is gender-affirming care, and what does it look like...
Now Offering Pediatric Services at our East Portland Clinic
Outside In is now offering low-barrier, accessible pediatric services at our East Portland Clinic!We are so excited to have expanded our services and to now be offering pediatric services at our East Portland Clinic, located at 16144 E Burnside St, in the Rosewood...
Stability is Crucial in Addressing Youth Homelessness: Perspectives from New Housing Program Manager Lindsay Hyland
I got into social work because I felt like no one took me seriously as an adolescent, and I wanted to be an adult who supported young folks. ~Lindsay Hyland, Outside In Housing ManagerWe have a new Housing Manager for our transitional housing program here at Outside...
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...
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...
Expanding Our Understanding of Food: Trauma-Informed Nutrition
Our relationships with food are complex – they're connected to our culture, mental health, physical health, and community.By Emily Droge, Outside In SNAP Outreach and Education Coordinator When thinking of nutrition education, one may envision Chef Jamie Oliver...
Outside In Creates Nourishing Recipes with Food Program Partners
Learn to make Tokyo Turnip Yakisoba! Outside In's partners at Wild Roots and Umi Organic work to create access to fresh, local foods by donating high quality food to share with our community. These products are used in our Day Program Café to create nourishing meals...
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.
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.