Downtown Clean Sweep
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The mission of Rogue Retreat is to create opportunities for the homeless to have hope.

Rogue Retreat is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that envisions a community where people who have been homeless have a place to call home and are empowered to strengthen the quality of their lives. Rogue Retreat gives hope to the homeless through life coaching, affordable housing and accountability accomplished through case management, housing inspections, life-skills training classes and a clean and sober living environment. Downtown Clean Sweep is a group of dedicated volunteers that go out Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm to clean the downtown streets and sidewalks of Medford. The group was created partnership with the City of Medford and Rogue Retreat due to the increased amount of those experiencing homelessness as a result of the lack of affordable housing and shelter options in Jackson County. The homeless population increase has resulted in an increase in trash left in the downtown Medford corridor that local businesses have had to contend with. The program started in September of 2018 and is still in its pilot phase. Rogue Retreat’s goal is to develop Downtown Clean Sweeps into an employment program that can help those experiencing homelessness develop the needed skills to obtain employment as they move towards self-sufficiency. Rogue Retreat is wanting to develop stronger partnerships with local downtown businesses to help grow and sustain the program. We are specifically looking for support to help recruit more volunteers and to incentivize the work that is being done through donations of gift certificates that can be awarded to the volunteers. The overall goal of this program is to change the relationship that local businesses have with the homeless community, and to bring us all together in addressing the problem as a community. For questions please reach out to Sylvia Davis at 541-499-0880 ext. 4020 or by email at sylvia@rogueretreat.com.
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The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
101 E. 8th St.  |  Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 779-4847
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