MEDFORD, Ore. — This spring CareOregon, the parent organization of Jackson Care Connect, has continued its focus on housing as a key factor for health and well-being by dedicating its most recent community giving to supportive housing projects. A total of $250,000 was granted to five social services organizations in Oregon that provide housing directly to their clients, including $60,000 to Rogue Retreat in Jackson County.
The grant supports Rogue Retreat’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) housing program for pregnant women and women with children under 1 year of age, and who are enrolled in a MAT program for opioid addiction. CareOregon funds will be used to cover leasing costs of the property and program startup costs such as furnishing the property, staffing, staff training, staff travel, facilities maintenance and Rogue Retreat Supportive Services.
“This grant provides support to a critical program for our community,” says Jennifer Lind, CEO of Jackson Care Connect. “Rogue Retreat is a great partner in providing the comprehensive support that people who are experiencing homelessness and addiction need.”
All the programs supported by the community living program focused on interventions within “intentional community settings” that address more than just housing.
Throughout the year, Rogue Retreat will also meet the other organizations that were included in this grant cycle, to learn and share from each other.
For information about Jackson Care Connect, contact Sara King Cole, 503-416-7791, email@example.com or Jeanie Lunsford, 503-416-3626, firstname.lastname@example.org.