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No Two Stories Are the Same

No Two Stories Are the Same

Resources help people. With the right support, there are people who will begin to get where they need to go. Dear Friend, I’ve been in wrong situations, where step after step there’s something blocking me—something going wrong. Here at Outside In, I’ve had the right...

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Meet Jay, Christian, and Cameron

Meet Jay, Christian, and Cameron

We felt safe, and we felt like we could be ourselves.Dear Friend, You are a part of our success. You haven’t met us yet, but we’d like to share our story with you, and invite you into our celebration. We’re Jay, Christian, and Cameron—a loving family excited for the...

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Making a Difference – Our Impact Report

Making a Difference – Our Impact Report

 Outside In is making a difference in our community providing a wide range of health services, supportive housing and much more.Let’s face it – 2021 was a challenging year!  We endured a global pandemic, wildfires, ice storms and civil unrest. Yet our doors at Outside...

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Step Inside Outside In’s Housing Program

Step Inside Outside In’s Housing Program

Our housing program helps to create a space for lasting change: 93% of participants in Outside In’s housing program go on to secure permanent, stable housing“What are your goals? How can we help you achieve those goals?”  These are questions asked of every young...

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Thank you to Outside In’s Donors

Thank you to Outside In’s Donors

Outside In's Executive Director, Patricia Patrón, recently sent a thank you email to our agency's financial supporters.  This email included the short video below and our latest Impact Report, with data, pictures, and stories that demonstrate the difference Outside In...

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A Warm Welcome to Tess Anawalt

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...

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A Story of Hope

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...

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Now Offering Pediatric Services at our East Portland Clinic

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...

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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.