Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment

Outside In’s Assertive Community Treatment program, also known as RISE, provides holistic and intensive mental health services in a community setting. Our caring staff members work together to help people become independent and achieve their goals as they experience recovery.

Who is eligible

Individuals who are screened into the Multnomah County Homeless Youth Continuum and meet diagnostic criteria may be eligible. All participants need to start with a referral. Referrals can be sent by a service provider or participants may self-refer. Contact Heather Bugayong at to complete a referral.


Outside In
1132 SW 13th Ave 
Portland, OR 97205




By Appointment Only

Services Provided

We provide care for young adults with mental health and any substance use concerns. Our services include mental health and substance use counseling, peer support, housing case management, employment and education support, nurse case management, and psychiatric medication management. Our providers work together using an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to support you in taking the next steps to building the life that you want.

  • Community Based Treatment
  • Skills Groups
  • Peer Support
  • Medication Management
  • Housing Assistance
  • Case Management
  • Employment and Education
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

For more information, email or call 503.354.9695.

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Success Stories


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.