Pardon Our Dust!
The sounds of power tools and the smell of fresh construction have been frequent companions for us lately. For the last several months, we’ve been renovating several of our spaces at Outside In. The third floor of our downtown location is part of our transitional...
Outside In Names Kiku Johnson Executive Director
The board of directors and staff at Outside In are thrilled to announce the selection of Kiku Johnson as their next Executive Director. Johnson, who comes to Outside In from the San Francisco Bay Area, boasts 30 years of experience in youth development and responsive...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.