Grow your skills with Rogue Retreat.

As part of our mission to create opportunities for hope, we offer training for groups and individuals who work with populations experiencing addiction, trauma, or homelessness. We strive to support and educate others, so that we can all work together to improve lives in our communities.

Peer Support Training

Mentor others on their own journey

Rogue Retreat provides trainings on the Fundamentals of Peer Support​ to equip learners with skills to mentor other adults who are seeking support with drug or alcohol recovery. Graduates are able to share tools and lessons they have learned from their own struggles while helping others to transform their lives. Many times, students find that peer support not only helps them contribute positively to the lives of others but also furthers their own recovery and wellbeing.

How It Works

Whether you are a recovery ally or in recovery, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide and mentor others through their own recovery process. This course is accepted by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board (MHACBO), formerly Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO), for both Peer Support Specialist (PSS) and Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) certifications. Participants seeking certification must meet the abstinence requirement of two years and identify as a person in recovery.

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Students in a Peer Support Training will learn to:
  • Describe the roles and functions of a recovery coach
  • List the components, core values, and guiding principles of recovery
  • Build skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching
  • Discover attitudes about self-disclosure
  • Understand the stages of recovery and stages of change
  • Hear from many PSS/CRM workers within the community
  • Increase awareness of culture, power, and privilege
  • Address ethical and boundary issues
  • Incorporate trauma-informed care into a peer support approach

This training program has been approved by the Oregon Health Authority to provide certification training for Traditional Health Workers. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Oregon’s Traditional Health Worker training & certification program, email

Poverty Simulation

Walk in another’s shoes

To help community leaders better understand the challenges of living in poverty, Rogue Retreat partners with other organizations to present Poverty Simulation Workshops.

Poverty Simulation - Rogue Retreat, Medford Oregon

What Is A Poverty Simulation?

The Community Action Poverty Simulation breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real-life situations of others.  Poverty is often portrayed as a stand-alone issue, but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shoes of someone facing poverty and to experience the complex and interconnected issues surrounding poverty.

• A single parent with limited resources and no transportation must find a way to get to work and get their child to daycare.
• An elderly person must find a way to pay for both utilities and medication.
• A young adult must care for siblings while their parent is incarcerated.
• An elderly couple must raise their grandchildren and deal with their own health and employment issues.

The Poverty Simulation is a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that millions of low-income people face every day. More importantly, this tool helps people identify areas of change that can directly impact the effects of poverty on our neighbors.

These simulations let leaders view poverty and homelessness through new lenses, and consider how they might enact change in their communities.

Upcoming Training Sessions

2024 Peer Support Training Dates:
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Poverty Simulations


To learn more about our training programs, please contact us.


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