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Outside In’s Holiday Wish List

Outside In’s Holiday Wish List

 Help us ensure that every young person at Outside In receives a gift for the holidays.Navigating a pandemic has made 2020 look and feel a little different for us all. Outside In is committed to offering community and support to the homeless youth we work with....

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Adrianna’s Story

Adrianna’s Story

We are living in exceptionally challenging times. The people served by Outside In need your help more than ever. Thank you for helping people like Adrianna!Dear Friend, I didn't have a stable home. When I hit the streets of Portland, I was 11. I thought I was part of...

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Safe, stable housing is the first step to independence

Safe, stable housing is the first step to independence

Homelessness is tragic and traumatic - most especially for youth. Outside In helps!Housing is the first step to achieving independence for youth experiencing homelessness  Having safe, stable housing is so important – especially for young people. Outside In is proud...

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Project Zero – It’s a “Developmentship” Program

Project Zero – It’s a “Developmentship” Program

Outside In teams up with PGE and local nonprofits to offer a new "developmentship" program to young people of color in PortlandDid you do an internship when you were a young person? Internships are often a foot in the door for a young person to gain...

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COVID-19 PSAs from our Partners at Outside the Frame

COVID-19 PSAs from our Partners at Outside the Frame

These COVID-19 PSAs are the BEST!!!We love these COVID-19 PSAs created by our friends at Outside the Frame! When we received funding to create COVID-19 outreach materials for our community, we knew just the partners to call to help us make fun and engaging videos! And...

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Diabetes Health Support at Outside In

Diabetes Health Support at Outside In

Outside In's Diabetes Health Clinic Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1226 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205Diabetes Health Clinic What is it? Outside In's Diabetes Health Clinic is a designated space separate from our primary clinic location where patients with diabetes...

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Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Every overdose death is a preventable death.Each year, it is an honor to observe Overdose Awareness Day and hold a memorial to remember those who have died from substance use and overdose. Because of COVID-19, we were not able to gather in person this year. But that...

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Vote YES on Measure 110

Vote YES on Measure 110

Outside In is Proud to Support Measure 110 More Treatment. A Better Oregon. Outside In is proud to support Measure 110: More Treatment. A Better Oregon.   We have a substance use disorder crisis in Oregon.   Measure 110 is designed to change the system and save...

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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.