Kelly Shelter

The first year-round “low barrier”, “housing first” shelter in Southern Oregon!

Through a partnership with ACCESS, Rogue Retreat has expanded the Kelly Shelter into a brand new 54-bed facility that opened year-round that opened on November 21, 2019. The Kelly Shelter is now the first year-round, low barrier (housing first) shelter in Southern Oregon. The Kelly Shelter provides an opportunity for Rogue Retreat case management staff to meet daily with homeless men, and women to help them work on permanent ways to get off the streets, address their individual barriers and transition back into society. This will be accomplished through providing case management and safe and stable shelter in a small community of up to 54 person’s sheltered per night. Shower and laundry services are available on-site.

Click here to download the Kelly Shelter brochure

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.

Case Management & Partnerships

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.

How to Apply

Download the PDF application

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).

Ways to Get Involved

 

Become a Restaurant Partner

We are looking for restaurants to partner with us and give back to the community by providing one meal per month for the shelter. We are asking restaurants and donors to buy, prepare and deliver one meal per month for 54 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.

Become a Meal Volunteer

We are in need of Meal Volunteers that can volunteer to help cook and serve warm meals to our 54 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 shannon@rogueretreat.com.Donate from Wish List:

Donate

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:

• Deodorant
• Toothpaste and Mouthwash
• Soap and Shampoo
• Lotion and sunscreen
• Disposable Razors
• Toothbrushes
• Paper Towels
• Laundry Soap

Please drop off donated items at our main office located at 711 E. Main St. #25 Medford, OR 97504.