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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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Expanding Our Understanding of Food: Trauma-Informed Nutrition

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...

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Outside In Creates Nourishing Recipes with Food Program Partners

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...

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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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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This month - and every month - we commit to uplifting and supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities!May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - a time where we recognize and honor the role of the AAPI community in our country's...

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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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Farewell to Heather Brown

Farewell to Heather Brown

Best wishes to Heather Brown, Outside In's Youth Services DirectorWe are sending gratitude, love, and best wishes to Heather Brown, Outside In’s Youth Services Director, who retired earlier this month after 23 years of service to Outside In – and to youth experiencing...

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Advocate to Protect Trans Youth

Advocate to Protect Trans Youth

Trans rights are human rights. Take action today to protect transgender youth across the nation.There are currently over 80 pieces of legislation being considered across the country that would harm transgender people - and transgender youth, especially. While we...

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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.