We help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.
Bottom Line for Portland
We provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support. Our amazing team delivers integrated medical and behavioral health care, including an on-site pharmacy, substance use and medication-assisted treatment (MAT); safety, nutrition, and education and job training for young adults experiencing houselessness; and additional social services at seven locations in the Portland metro area. Each year, more than 11,000 people access care and services at Outside In.
“Just when I was losing hope, I found Outside In. They fed me, clothed me, and got me bus passes and Internet access. It was like a family. I realized, this place is legit.”
- Shay, former participant
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Outside In recognizes that our clients and employees have unique experiences rooted in and affected by race, culture, gender and gender identity, age, belief systems, social class and income, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other aspects of individual identity. In our youth program alone, 46 percent of participants identify as people of color. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health care access challenges for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ populations disproportionately impacted by the virus. Outside In's focus is to continue to provide essential, low-barrier and trauma-informed services to communities suffering the most. Last year our staff launched a campaign to communicate and distribute COVID-19 information in several languages targeting immigrant and BIPOC populations near our new clinic in the Rosewood neighborhood, as well as our facilities in downtown Portland and in Clackamas County. Partnerships with other agencies are also critical in shaping the way we show up for the populations we serve.
The Benito and Frances C. Gaguine Foundation will match the first $25,000 in Give!Guide donations to Outside In.
The thoughtful people of The Benito and Frances C. Gaguine Foundation have encouraged donors to double their impact by matching gifts to Outside In through the Give!Guide because they see the how our programs and services transform lives.