Rogue Retreat was founded in 1998 and began operating a Recovery House for those suffering from addiction soon after its inception. In 2006 Rogue Retreat revised its mission to primarily address the growing homeless epidemic in Southern Oregon through providing housing and relationship-based case management that helps participants overcome the barriers that keep them from obtaining housing and becoming self-sufficient. The State of Oregon granted Rogue Retreat two large grants in 2009 that provided 19 apartments and case management funding thus making Rogue Retreat a Permanent Supportive Housing Program for the homeless. In 2010 the State of Oregon partnered Rogue Retreat with the Housing Authority of Jackson County to purchase and operate 23 more apartments under Rogue Retreat’s program.
Since then Rogue Retreat has expanded to overseeing 44 apartments, women’s and men’s recovery homes, a thrift shop, a winter warming shelter, summer cooling shelters, and Hope Village (the first tiny house village in Southern Oregon). Our case management services have grown to include wrap-around supportive services to help participants transition into permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Rogue Retreat believes in giving homeless a hand upon their journey from homelessness to stability.
Rogue Retreat case managers assess the Self-Sufficiency progress of each adult member of every household at intake, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and thereafter at 6-month intervals until a final assessment is taken at program exit. Rogue Retreat helps participants move towards stability and out of “In Crisis” or “At Risk” categories in 15 different life “domains”, which include Housing, Employment, Income, Food & Nutrition, Childcare, Children’s Education, Adult Education, Health Care, Family Relations, Mobility, Community Involvement, Legal, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Safety. At completion, the average participant has increased their self-sufficiency by 32%.