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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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Latest Events

Thu Mar 27 @10:00AM -
Homeless Program Resources Classes
Wed Apr 02 @ 1:00PM -
Community Integration Program
Wed Apr 02 @ 3:00PM -
HUD/VASH
Sat Apr 05 @12:00AM
Membership Drive
Thu Apr 24 @10:00AM -
Homeless Program Resources Classes
Mon May 05 @12:00AM
Membership Drive
Wed May 07 @ 1:00PM -
Community Integration Program
Wed May 07 @ 3:00PM -
HUD/VASH

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WHAT NOW?

Do you dream big dreams and then over time watch it wither on the vine?  Sometimes we get so caught up trying to manage events over which we have no control that we get discouraged and before you know it, we become conditioned to accept less than what we can actually achieve in our lives. 

 

WHAT IF you had support designed to help break old patterns of thinking and behavior that conditioned you to be stuck in the proverbial rut ... you know the one that feels like a grave with the ends kicked out?  For our Grant and Per Diem program veterans, we offer a class every Friday helping them reconnect with their dreams and consider WHAT IF?  Our group is designed to give that support but it comes from other veterans.  Our drug and alcohol counselor facilitates the group but the veterans are self- directed and give each other support because no topic is closed to discussion and the opportunities for collaboration in overcoming the obstacles that prevent dreams from coming to full fruition.

 

WHAT NOW? is a weekly gathering on Friday afternoons at our RVVCO headquarters and is open ended.  

 

Here is what some of our veterans are saying since coming into the group sessions.  And we have just begun! 

 

 "I don't like AA, NA ... all that stuff doesn't work for me, this is more like what I need". 

 

"I feel better in this group than I have before, I'll definitely come back." 

 

 

 

Programs & Services Information

Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach (RVVCO) is committed to feeding the hungry, helping those in crisis, and promoting self-sufficiency and independence.

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).

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 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: it empowers families and individuals in our community to attain self-sufficiency with an enduring commitment to treating all people with dignity and respect.

 

Serving the Rogue Valley since 1979!

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.

Services

Services

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 and 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: it empowers families and individuals in our community to attain self-sufficiency with an enduring commitment to treating all people with dignity and respect.

 

As part of our Community Outreach Program, we offer the following services to our clients:

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

 

Would you be interested in Volunteering for an event?
Call our Front Desk or Register online to Volunteer:

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

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

 

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601 North Grape Street
Medford , Oregon , 97501 USA
541-779-8564

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