$2.55 Million Grant

According to a City of Medford media release, “on Wednesday, March 10 the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) announced funding for a Medford Project Turnkey facility which will transform an existing Medford Motel, the Redwood Inn, into emergency housing for Almeda Fire victims and houseless individuals. Upon completion, the transformation will provide 47 apartments with kitchenettes… Read More »

Matching Grant Means More Pallet Shelters! We Surpassed Our Goal! Thank you!

Click Here to Download Press Release Click on the “play” button below as Matt Vorderstrasse, Rogue Retreat’s Fund Development Director, explains your Matching Grant opportunity… An anonymous donor has given Rogue Retreat a matching fund of $34,000 to purchase a total of 10 Pallet Shelters for the Urban Campground. Rogue Retreat needs your help this… Read More »

2020 Newsletters

“The real blessing for me was that after I started volunteering I got to watch from the inside, at how much Rogue Retreat was about to grow during the next year. First came the Kelly Shelter, then the Urban Campground and the expansion of Hope Village. Programs keep expanding; employees have tripled.” Read more in… Read More »

Response to Fires

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the fires. We know that there are at least a few employees at Rogue Retreat who lost their homes. If employees need housing, we will provide them with a tiny house at Hope Village for as long as they need it. We have… Read More »

August 2020 Digital Newsletter Reveals Partnerships

According to Scott Clauson, Medford Chief Of Police, “three months ago the Sheriff, Medford City leaders, and I began having conversations about the extreme fire danger we were anticipating along the Greenway this summer. We know from experience that campers along the creek light warming and cooking fires on a nightly basis. Every summer we… Read More »

2019 Newsletters

One participant was recently reunited with family who hadn’t spoken to her in 11 years because of her previous addiction. Another shared how she just got her dream job by doing the “next right thing.” Another just got a HUD Voucher for her own apartment with her young child. Another talked about making enough money… Read More »

2018 Newsletters

“I’ve got two years clean and sober.” “I got my driver’s license.” “I got a job or a better job.” “My DHS case was closed.” “I graduated from ROC Court.” “I’m going to school.” “Case management with Cindy was the support and understanding I needed to build my confidence in life.” “Hope Village taught me… Read More »

Newsletter for July, Campground Approved & More…

Rogue Retreat’s timely newsletters now reach 1,400 community members by mail each month! Newsletters are NOW available online, in digital format! This post includes a link to download the July 2020 Digital Newsletter and the lastest news about the urban campground approval, as well as special announcements and resources. The July 2020 digital newsletter from Rogue… Read More »