Mission: Helping homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.
What does Outside In do?
Outside In is a social service agency dedicated to serving low-income adults and homeless youth. It began in 1968, and has continually revised services to meet changing client needs. Current programs include a community health clinic, a homeless youth program designed to help homeless youth obtain independent living, and risk education.
We have had outstanding success helping Portland’s homeless youth transition off the streets and into stable lives:
*80% of youth who go through our transitional housing program never return to the streets.
*Outside In has been honored for its innovative services with our Youth Program receiving from the Oregon Shelter Network the first ever award given to a program.
*Outside In also received a "Cares" Award from American Health Care Systems, which recognizes agencies for providing innovative services.
*Outside In placed 5th out of 68 clinics reviewed nationwide and is a Federally Qualified Medical Center.
For the past 40 years, Outside In has remained committed to creating and providing essential services needed by the homeless, low-income, and uninsured members of our community.