Newsletter for July, Campground Approved & More…

Check Out Rogue Retreat’s Digital Newsletter for July 2020, Latest News & Resources! Enjoy!

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Published on July 13, 2020

Rogue Retreat’s timely newsletters now reach 1,400 community members by mail each month! Newsletters are NOW available online, in digital formatThis 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 Retreat features…

New Urban Campground Approved!

On July 2, the Medford City Council passed an ordinance that will create the temporary campground to help the homeless that are coming off of the Greenway. This is much needed for our community. Watch a virtual tour of a current location being considered. Rogue Retreat has been asked by the City of Medford to be part of a team of nonprofits to oversee a temporary urban campground to provide a place for homeless individuals who are coming off the Greenway and wanting help escaping out of homelessness.

According to Scott Clauson, Chief of Police, “our Mayor and Council have received many emails and phone calls in opposition to the project due to its proximity to businesses and a private school. While I appreciate their concerns, I firmly believe we have a solid plan in place to mitigate any issues such as:

Special Announcements & Resources

In case you missed them, here are more special announcements and resources…

From Grants Pass (Josephine County)

Foundry Village Groundbreaking

Run by Rogue Retreat, Foundry Village will be the first gated community in Josephine County of small residential units, each measuring roughly 8 x 12 feet. It will include a community center with shower and laundry facilities for residents and offices for staff. Property has already been purchased near the corner of Foundry and Fry in Grants Pass. Click here for more info or to donate!

The vision of Foundry Village is to provide short term housing and case management for individuals and families to help them move up from homelessness and ultimately into long-term housing. 

The Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on June 10, 2020…


Click here to watch a video of the groundbreaking ceremony (6-10-20).

Building on Success of Warming Center

Foundry Village builds on the recent success of the collaborative Warming Center in Grants Pass, which served 260 homeless individuals in Josephine County between February and May 2020. Many thanks to the United Community Action Agency (UCAN) for partnering with Rogue Retreat and over 50 local volunteers. The collaboration has opened many doors for future work in Josephine County. 

Check out the infographic below that features some of the highlights of the Warming Center collaboration:

To download the infographic, click here.