The Kelly Shelter is the first year-round “low barrier”, “housing first” shelter in Southern Oregon!
The Kelly Shelter is under the guidance and direction of the Kelly Shelter Steering Committee, made up of local churches, agencies and concerned citizens. The daily operations are managed by the Shelter Manger under the supervision of the Rogue Retreat Program Director. Each shift is hosted by paid, trained employees.
The goal of our case management program is to find more lasting solutions for each guest to help them escape homelessness and to find ways to put a plan together for self-sufficiency and housing so they can transition into the community.
The Kelly Shelter partners with local agencies to provide wrap-around services for medical, dental, substance abuse, mental health, housing and social service referals.
To apply, please contact Rogue Retreat’s office at (541) 499-0880 for instructions on how to complete an application and be placed on the shelter waitlist. Shelter beds will be by application only. No drop ins allowed. A risk assessment must be completed by Rogue Retreat staff or other community agencies who are trained in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
Rogue Retreat needs your support to help us expand The Kelly Shelter to 64 permanent beds. The Kelly Shelter currently has 54 beds within and 10 temporary beds in the covered portion of the back parking lot. We are working to remodel the inside of the shelter to help make these beds permanent and help bring 10 more people in from the cold. Help us raise the needed $40,000.00 to help make these beds a permanent reality for our community.
We are looking for restaurants, organizations and individuals to partner with us and give back to the community by providing one meal per month for the Kelly Shelter. We are asking restaurants and donors to buy, prepare and deliver one meal per month for 64 guests who reside in the shelter. We are happy to put the business names of our donors in Rogue Retreat’s monthly newsletter that has a local circulation of over 1,400. Also, all food donations not only support our guests and our community but they may also be tax-deductible.
Click on the button or image below to sign up on the Meal Train. Learn what is required to donate a meal as well as sign up for the days that are still available.
We are in need of Meal Volunteers that can volunteer to help cook and serve warm meals to our 64 shelter guests once a month. This is an amazing way to give back to the community and truly help those that are overcoming homelessness find the hope that they need to move forward in their lives. For more information about becoming a Meal Volunteer, please contact Shannon Holland at 541-499-0880 or by email at email@example.com.Donate from Wish List:
Due to space limitations, the shelter is mostly in need of toiletry items for shelter guests and cleaning supplies for the shelter. The most needed items are listed below:
• Toothpaste and Mouthwash
• Soap and Shampoo
• Lotion and sunscreen
• Disposable Razors
• Paper Towels
• Laundry Soap
Please drop off donated items at our main office located at 711 E. Main St. #25 Medford, OR 97504.
Donating Wishlist items is easier than ever due to the newly created Kelly Shelter Amazon Wishlist! Your purchases can be shipped directly to Rogue Retreat.