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 »

These 2019 Success Stories Touch Us

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 »

Success Stories from 2018

“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 »

We Missed You

Hi Everyone, We will be opening our doors on Monday, May 18th. Please contact your case manager this week to discuss a good time for you to come in to meet with them. Unfortunately, we will not be allowing children into the office as we continue to practice social distancing. Please make childcare arrangements. Harold… Read More »

Rogue Retreat Limited Public Operations

March 22nd, 2020 For Immediate Release: Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Rogue Retreat offices will be closed to the public however clients and community partners will continue to be seen by appointment only. Our staff will still be working during this limited closure. We will not be accepting applications in person for two weeks. Applications can… Read More »

COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

Dear community leaders and partners, I’m sending this notice to elected, appointed and civic leaders across Oregon communities served by Rogue Retreat in Jackson and Josephine Counties. I want you to be aware Rogue Retreat is closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19 and is taking precautions to help preserve the health and safety of… Read More »

Strategic Planning

The Rogue Retreat Board of Directors and staff met in September to dream and strategize the immediate (3-5 years) future for Rogue Retreat’s work and service to the community. It was clear there need to be more beds and opportunities to give hope and service to the homeless. There need to be more income streams.… Read More »

Teach a person how to fish

We’ve all heard the wise saying: “Give a person a fish and they eat for a day. Teach a person how to fish and they eat for a lifetime.” This is about hand-outs and hand-ups. Too often we approach life as either/or, but the great organizations in history approach their work as both/and. My point?… Read More »