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Welcome to Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach

Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach (RVVCO) focuses on bringing the needs and the resources together for our Veterans and our Community.

We are a 501(c)(3) grass roots nonprofit agency that was founded in 1979 to help low income and homeless individuals and families. Although thirty plus years have passed since our inception; we’re still committed to feeding the hungry, helping those in crisis, and promoting self-sufficiency and independence.

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Thu Jul 31 @10:00AM -
Homeless Program Resources Classes
Tue Aug 05 @12:00AM
Membership Drive
Wed Aug 06 @ 1:00PM -
Community Integration Program
Wed Aug 06 @ 3:00PM -
HUD/VASH
Thu Aug 28 @10:00AM -
Homeless Program Resources Classes
Wed Sep 03 @ 1:00PM -
Community Integration Program
Wed Sep 03 @ 3:00PM -
HUD/VASH
Fri Sep 05 @12:00AM
Membership Drive
Thu Sep 25 @10:00AM -
Homeless Program Resources Classes

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THE BURTON FAMILY HONORS TWO FALLEN HEROES

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Gordon "Dean" Burton
Ivan Burton
Ivan Burton

Patsy and Mark Burton honored their father and uncle with a generous gift to Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach with UBS providing a matching gift.

Mrs. Dean Burton honored her husband and brother-in-law with a generous gift after the death of her beloved husband.

A portion of the poem in the memorial card reads: "Talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared..." The Burton family has carried out the wishes of this poem.

We at Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach wish to thank the Burton brothers for their service and thank their families for their generous support in honor of them.

About Us

Rogue Valley Veterans & Community OutreachRogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach (RVVCO) focuses on bringing the needs and the resources together for our Veterans and our community.

We are a 501 (c)(3) grass roots nonprofit agency that was founded in 1979 to help low income and homeless individuals and families. Although thirty plus years have passed since our inception; we’re still committed to feeding the hungry, helping those in crisis, and promoting self-sufficiency and independence.

In 2004 we received our first grant from the VA to provide transitional housing specifically for homeless Veterans. We now have three houses that are case managed, transitional housing for Veterans where they can live for up to two years. This gives sufficient time to address the multiple issues which have led to their homelessness.

RVVCO is the largest provider of Grant and Per Diem (GPD) services in Southern Oregon. Our agency serves Veterans from all 5 counties currently covered by SSVF Program (Supportive Services for Veteran Families). We are a model for transitional housing.

Many local homeless Veterans have come to use our Resource Center, placing our agency in an excellent position to assist those in need. In 2012 we had over 8000 Veterans using our resources on a walk in basis. Our objectives are designed to assist clients in accessing the necessary supportive services, job training, and skill development for obtaining and maintaining employment and independent living. The VA provides substance abuse treatment groups, vocational assistance, and veterans support groups at our Resource Center.

We have always had an open door policy, which encourages the community to utilize our resource and referral services.

RVVCO has a strong network of caring individuals and service providers to help create systemic change and improve the community for our Veterans. We commit ourselves, the organization, and agencies we represent to building and strengthening that network. We continue to work closely with our partners like United Way to address the homeless issue with Veterans and non-veterans alike through the Homeless Task Force and events like Project Community Connect. RVVCO is continuing to develop programs to help re-integrate that part of our community back into a productive lifestyle.


Our purpose has changed little since the agency’s founding: 

Rogue Valley Veterans and Community Outreach (RVVCO) empowers families and individuals in Jackson County to attain self-sufficiency with an enduring commitment to treating people with dignity and respect.

Oxford Houses (Local)

The Purpose and Structure of Oxford House

   Purpose

Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise.

The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; there are houses for men, houses for women, and houses which accept women with children. Oxford Houses flourish in metropolitan areas such as New York City and Washington D.C. and thrive in such diverse communities as Hawaii, Washington State, Canada and Australia; but they all abide by the basic criteria.

Each House represents a remarkably effective and low cost method of preventing relapse. This was the purpose of the first Oxford House established in 1975, and this purpose is served, day by day, house after house, in each of over 1,200 houses in the United States today.

    Structure

The Oxford House Network:
A Self-Run Structure

Three or more Oxford Houses within a 100 mile radius comprise an Oxford House Chapter. A representative of each House in the Chapter meets with the others on a monthly basis, to exchange information, to seek resolution of problems in a particular House, and to express that Chapter's vote on larger issues.

The World Council is comprised of 12 members: 9 of which presently live in an Oxford House, and 3 alumni.  Members are elected each year at the Oxford House World Convention.  The primary mission of the Oxford House World Council is to facilitate adherence to Oxford House Traditions' concept and system of operations, by providing effective means of communication and mission focus between the various organizational structures of Oxford House as a whole.  In carrying out its mission the Council always keeps a focus on expansion of the network of individual Oxford Houses, to provide all recovering alcoholics and drug addictions the opportunity to develop comfortable sobriety without relapse.

The Board of Directors maintains the sole right to Charter, and to revoke the Charter of, individual Oxford Houses and exercises authority over the policies and officers of Oxford House, Inc. In this way, Oxford House, Inc. remains responsive to the needs of the population it serves.

Source:http://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/purpose_and_structure.php

 

Oxford Houses of Oregon - Directory

Oxford Houses in Medford - Directory

 

Pennsylvania House Program

Pennsylvania House Transitional Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: N/A

Category: Transitional Housing

Population Served: Military/Veterans, Homeless

Program Description:

Pennsylvania House is for veterans who are working but need additional support and time to prepare them for complete independence. This is a clean and sober house and the men pay a low rent.

**Oxford House Model

Purpose

Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise... Read More

Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach

Budget: N/A

Category: Homeless

Population Served: Homeless, Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Community Outreach is committed to providing emergency services to families and individuals in need of assistance. Our caring staff provides services with compassion and respect in a non-judgmental manner. We strive to promote dignity and return self-sufficiency to those in need.

Services include:

Case Management Telephone Access Emergency Services
SATP Support Group Mail Services Clothing / Shoes
Job Placement Computer / Internet Goodwill Vouchers
Prison Reentry Laundry Facilities Bread & Pastries
Educational Assistance Training Workshops  

 

Many local homeless community members and Veterans have come to use our Resource Center, placing our agency in an excellent position to assist those in need. In 2012 we had over 8000 clients using our resources on a walk in basis. Our objectives are designed to assist clients in accessing the necessary supportive services, job training, and skill development for obtaining and maintaining employment and independent living. The VA provides substance abuse treatment groups, vocational assistance, and veterans support groups at our Resource Center. 

Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach
601 North Grape Street
Medford, OR 97501
Front Desk: (541)779-8564
Fax Line: (541)779-9409

 

 

 

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Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach (RVVCO) focuses on bringing the needs and the resources together for our Veterans and our community. We are a 501 (c) (3) grass roots nonprofit agency that was founded in 1979 to help low income and homeless individuals and families. Although thirty plus years have passed since our inception; we’re still committed to feeding the hungry, helping those in crisis, and promoting self-sufficiency and independence.

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing programs provide temporary residence—up to 24 months—for people experiencing homelessness.

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Community Outreach

Community Outreach is committed to providing emergency services to families and individuals in need of assistance. 

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Veterans Assistance

Under the SSVF Program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can...

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