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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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.

Ollie

I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.

Courtney

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.

Ramad

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.

Adrianna

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.