Housing & Shelter
We provide creative housing programs & wrap-around services.
Each night, Rogue Retreat has the capacity to serve 500+ people in Jackson and Josephine counties. But we do not warehouse people — we inspire hope by wrapping around participants with supportive services once they are stabilized with shelter. These services help them move out of the “well of homelessness” and into lives filled with meaning and purpose.
Along with our many community partners, we’re helping people restore their lives.
Urban Campground, Medford
Medford, OR | Opened in 2020 | Capacity 125
The Urban Campground, Medford is a partnership between Rogue Retreat and City of Medford, and serves homeless individuals and couples with innovative Pallet Shelters, Rigid Tents, and organized tent sites. This is a low-barrier shelter site, meaning that there are no sobriety requirements for participants to receive services. However, those sheltered at the campground are restricted from using drugs or alcohol on-site. Additionally, those who enter the Urban Campground, Medford with pets are allowed to keep their pets.
The Urban Campground, Medford consists of two phases. In Phase 1, participants are provided tent sites and meals. The focus here is stabilizing people and helping them with a safe place. Once a participant is ready, they move on to Phase 2 with access to Pallet Shelters, Rigid Tents, and case management services.
Participants at this location are referred by The Medford Police Department Livability Team. Various community partners visit the Urban Campground, Medford on a regular basis to provide wrap-around supportive services on-site such as alcohol and drug counseling, mental health services, housing services, job readiness, and legal aid.
Ashland, OR | Opened in 2021 | Capacity 49
This shelter site offers safe and monitored Pallet Shelters for participants, as well as an existing on-site structure. Participants at this site are referred from local law enforcement officers.
The City of Ashland was awarded a $300,000 grant from the State of Oregon to help address the need for socially-distanced shelters to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in 2020. The grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services allowed the City of Ashland to partner with Rogue Retreat to establish and run the Ashland Shelter beginning in 2021.
Medford, OR | Opened in 2019 | Capacity 64
In partnership with ACCESS, Rogue Retreat opened a year-round, low-barrier shelter in 2019 — the first of its kind in Southern Oregon. Those staying at the shelter work with Rogue Retreat’s supportive services staff to address each participant’s individual barriers to housing, so they may begin transitioning back into the community. Two meals are provided each day to Kelly Shelter participants by partner organizations and volunteers, and shower and laundry services are available for participants on-site.
Grants Pass Shelter
Grants Pass, OR | Opened in 2022 | Capacity 25
The Grants Pass Shelter is a partnership with UCAN and consists of semi-private rooms (2 guests per room or a family may share). This low barrier program has the capacity for 25 guests, and once admitted, the guests may stay through the funded period until June 17, 2022. If the guest finds other housing, leaves, or is otherwise exited for behavior reasons, their space will be filled from the waiting list.
The shelter has 24/7 onsite staffing, guest curfews from 8 pm to 6 am, and breakfast and dinner are provided each day. Showers and laundry are available. Guests are allowed to stay at the shelter during the day, at which time, they may meet with a peer support specialist or a case manager to address the barriers that have contributed to their homelessness and work on goals to increase their self-sufficiency.
Medford, OR | Opened in 2017 | Capacity 34
Hope Village is the first of its kind in Southern Oregon. This attractive, well-designed site offers a community setting with insulated tiny house duplex units (8×10), each with access to electricity and a locking door to ensure privacy. Shared facilities include a kitchen trailer, restroom and shower trailer, laundry room, community center, park area, dog park, and a vegetable garden.
The village is safe, sanitary, gated, and supervised by on-site staff. Daily chores and weekly house inspections teach participants how to care for their tiny homes, therefore building their capacity to become self-sustaining future tenants and neighbors in the communities where they will eventually live.
Participants are required to pay a monthly program fee (half of which goes into a personal savings account for each participant when they leave Hope Village) and work with Rogue Retreat’s supportive services staff and community partners to address their individual barriers.
Grants Pass, OR | Opened in 2021 | Capacity 17
Foundry Village is the first tiny house transitional community for those affected by homelessness in Josephine County, Oregon. The village was built in partnership with the AllCare Community Foundation. The 17 tiny homes reside in a gated and staffed community so that only residents, approved guests, and staff are admitted. Foundry Village is a safe, supportive, and beautifully-designed environment where participants can find the stability necessary to further their journey from homelessness into long-term housing and self-sufficiency.
Participants are required to pay a monthly program fee (half of which goes into a personal savings account for each participant when they leave Foundry Village) and work with Rogue Retreat’s supportive services staff and community partners to address their individual barriers.
The Redwood Inn
Medford, OR | Opened in 2021 | Capacity 47
Rogue Retreat and the City of Medford were selected to receive a Project Turnkey grant in the amount of $2.55 million to purchase and transform a 47-room motel in Medford, Oregon. The Redwood Inn is currently being renovated 14 rooms at a time and has apartments with kitchenettes, bathrooms, living, and sleeping quarters. Forty-three apartments are dedicated to housing those displaced by the Almeda Fire, and four studio apartments are available for those who need skilled nursing care or who are recovering from COVID-19.
Once all residents displaced by the fires find permanent housing, The Redwood Inn will operate as transitional housing for Rogue Retreat program participants who are moving toward sustainable housing of their own.
Rogue Retreat Apartments
Medford, OR | Capacity 88
In partnership with the Housing Authority of Jackson County, Rogue Retreat operates 23 subsidized one and two-bedroom apartments in Medford and Central Point, Oregon. Additionally, Rogue Retreat owns 21 unsubsidized affordable housing apartments in Medford. Apartment residents are required to meet with supportive services staff regularly.
Talent Gateway Transitional Housing Project
Talent, OR | Opened in 2021 | Capacity 159
A joint effort between the Talent Urban Renewal Agency and the Phoenix-Talent School District, the Talent Gateway Transitional Housing Project was made possible by a $1.7 million donation from the State of Oregon, as well as a separate donation from Medford-based People’s Bank.
The two groups brought 53 RVs to the site to house families displaced due to the Almeda Fire, which ravaged Southern Oregon in September 2020. Priority at this site is given to families in the Phoenix-Talent school district, so that they may return to and stay within their schools. Rogue Retreat is managing the site and provides participants with supportive services as needed.
Heart Village (in development)
Medford, OR | Opening 2022 | Capacity 12
Heart Village is projected to be a joint transitional housing partnership between Addictions Recovery Center, Inc. (ARC) and Rogue Retreat. This initiative will establish a fenced and gated tiny-house community with shared facilities that are attractive, relaxing, and peaceful. All village buildings are designed to be mobile if needed (with trailering).
Heart Village will consist of 12 tiny homes and give those struggling with homelessness and addiction quicker access to treatment services.
Urban Campground, Grants Pass (in development)
Grants Pass, OR | Opening in 2022 | Capacity 40
Rogue Retreat, in partnership with the City of Grants Pass and the AllCare Community Foundation, is collaborating to open an Urban Campground in Grants Pass. The campground is expected to comprise up to 40 campsites and will be managed by Rogue Retreat. Residents of the campground will work with Rogue Retreat’s supportive services staff to address their individual barriers to long term housing, so that they may transition successfully back into their community.
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.