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News & Stories

The Who, What, Why of Rogue Retreat.

Telling the story of Rogue Retreat takes more than one person — it takes our village. Here, we share narratives from our participants, donors, and community partners. We also celebrate milestones and post online editions of our monthly newsletter.

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...

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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...

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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...

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5 Ways You Can Help A Homeless Person

5 Ways You Can Help A Homeless Person

During the winter, our thoughts often turn to how we can serve others. This includes the men, women, and children who are homeless in our own community.  Homelessness is a huge problem in the United States, with more than 500,000 people living in a state of...

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Introducing Foundry Village

Introducing Foundry Village

We are excited to introduce Foundry Village to you. Foundry Village is a partnership between the AllCare Community Foundation and Rogue Retreat. Foundry Village is the first transitional housing community in Grants Pass. It comprises 17 tiny houses and a community...

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A Life of Giving, A Legacy of Generosity

A Life of Giving, A Legacy of Generosity

When you focus on the good things in life, that spirit of thankfulness and compassion lives on from generation to generation. This is the legacy of John D’Arcy, and his daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Tom Gunderson. Through a donation of stock valued at $100,000 from...

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2021 Newsletters

2021 Newsletters

Every month, Rogue Retreat publishes a newsletter and mails it out to community members. In it, we highlight our progress, give kudos to participants, showcase our generous donors, and more. We invite you to explore our past newsletters. We are grateful to raise hope and restore lives.

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Home for Now

Home for Now

This documentary short film by High Country News follows two families who are currently staying at Rogue Retreat’s Redwood Inn after they lost their homes in the Almeda Fire last year. The Redwood Inn was purchased in partnership with the City of Medford, funding was...

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Restoring Lives

Restoring Lives

A Video by Rogue Retreat Sharing Rogue Retreat’s Mission to Restore Lives Rogue Retreat’s tagline is Restoring Lives. That’s what we do. Through this video, we show how Rogue Retreat does that. We’re not just housing people, we’re supporting them in all facets of...

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$2.55 Million Dollar Grant

$2.55 Million Dollar Grant

Oregon Community Foundation Awards $2.55 Million to the City of Medford and Rogue Retreat Partnership to Help Almeda Fire Victims According to a City of Medford media release, “on Wednesday, March 10 the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) announced funding for a...

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Matching Grant Means More Pallet Shelters!

Matching Grant Means More Pallet Shelters!

We Surpassed Our Goal! Thank you! With Your Help & the Matching Grant, 10+ Pallet Shelters Will Bring More Hope to Our Community Today! Click on the “play” button below as Matt Vorderstrasse, Rogue Retreat’s Fund Development Director explains your Matching Grant...

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2021 Newsletters

2020 Newsletters

Every month, Rogue Retreat publishes a newsletter and mails it out to community members. In it, we highlight our progress, give kudos to participants, showcase our generous donors, and more. We invite you to explore our past newsletters. We are grateful to raise hope and restore lives.

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