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Rogue Retreat Restores the Lives of Homeless and Unsheltered People in Our Community

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We’re not just housing people. We’re moving them forward in life.

We meet homeless people as they are — many with addiction or mental health challenges — and provide creative and temporary housing for them. A place to call home. With community partners and our supportive services staff, we collectively wrap ourselves around each program participant to deliver supportive services that help them achieve their highest potential.

Your Donation Restores Lives

Partner with Rogue Retreat and make a difference — we’re transforming the lives of people in our programs.

Join Us for a Tour of Our Shelter Sites

One of the best ways to understand the impact of your support is seeing it with your own eyes. We offer tours of several of our shelter sites, led by our executive director, Chad McComas.

The Pyramid of Hope

Rogue Retreat’s Model of Success
Rogue Retreat's pyramid of hope. At the top of the pyramid is hope. The next level is Funders, then Community Partners, then Supportive Services, and at the bottom is Shelter and Housing.

HOPE: Lifts the broken hearted, sparks belief in positive outcomes, and infuses the model with goodness.

FUNDERS: Individuals and organizations who invest time, money, goods, or services that furthers our vision and mission.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: A comprehensive network of community service providers that join with us to help participants reach their highest potential.

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES: Rogue Retreat’s “Secret Sauce” is the framework that restores lives by providing guidance, counseling, and referrals to Community Partners who focus on overcoming barriers.

SHELTER & HOUSING: Creative, innovative, and temporary shelter and housing. solutions that stabilize formerly homeless program participants and gives them a place to call home.

Our Impact

We stabilize people by providing shelter and housing. Once this basic need is met, our supportive services staff work with participants to help them improve their self-sufficiency. We partner with over 64 community organizations to provide our participants with the support and resources they need.

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214,620

bed nights per year at our
current capacity

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1,237

individuals served
in 2021

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173,740

meals provided to
participants every year

Housing & Shelter

We help stabilize people with creative and temporary housing.
Rogue Retreat Urban Campground tent
Rogue Retreat Pallet Shelter
Rogue Retreat Kelly Shelter
Rogue Retreat Hope Village
Rogue Retreat Redwood Inn
Rogue Retreat Shelter & Housing

Do You Need Help?

Apply online or in-person at 711 E. Main Street, Suite 25, Medford, OR 97504 from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. We offer a spectrum of services that range from meeting basic needs at the Urban Campground to transitional housing for individuals and families.

“I feel safe and secure, I no longer wake up scared and wonder where I am and where to go.”

– Rogue Retreat Participant

Rogue Retreat donor Earlene Strosser and her husband.

“Why I Choose to Give to Rogue Retreat”

A passion for helping and serving others has been a key ingredient in how Earlene Schlosser lives. After a turbulent early life, Earlene believes her story truly began at 40 years old.

“They are solving a lot of problems one person at a time, and I love being a part of that.”

– Earlene Strosser

Volunteer with Meal Train

We are fortunate to partner with restaurants, organizations, and individuals who give back to the community by delivering at least one meal per month for the Kelly Shelter, Ashland Shelter, and the Urban Campground, Medford.

Donors buy, prepare, and deliver meals that support our guests and our community. Donations are tax-deductible.

Please consider signing up for a meal train at one of our shelters and helping our community!

Meal Train for Kelly Shelter

Meal Train for Urban Campground

Meal Train for Grants Pass Shelter

Volunteer with Rogue Retreat

News & Stories

The Who, What, & Why of Rogue Retreat
Update From Rogue Retreat Board Chairperson

Update From Rogue Retreat Board Chairperson

My name is Tom Fischer.  I am the Chair of the Board of Directors for Rogue Retreat. A number of years ago when I was living in another community, at that time I was a volunteer for a nonprofit that served homeless and unsheltered people.  One day when I was standing...

Where We Are

Where We Are

Dear Community Members, Rogue Retreat’s Executive Director, Chad McComas, has been placed on paid administrative leave inspired by comments he made to the media on June 9th regarding his personal, spiritual beliefs about homosexuality. The Rogue Retreat Board of...

Leonard’s Story

Leonard’s Story

  The reasons why someone becomes homeless are varied. For Leonard Adams, it was a series of events which began several years ago. Initially, Leonard was staying at the Medford Gospel Mission and then moved in with his...

Consulting & Training

Hope University

Hope University is the consulting and training arm of Rogue Retreat. We can help you build services and increase shelter capacity in your own community.

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Community Needs Assessment

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Audio Courses

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In-Person Training

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Careers at Rogue Retreat

We are growing and hiring new staff to meet the needs of our community. We are looking for people who want to make a difference with the work they do every day.

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