MEDFORD, Ore. -- Rogue Retreat is expanding its assistance to people struggling with addiction in the Rogue Valley. In a partnership with Care Oregon and Jackson Care Connect, Rogue Retreat was awarded a $60,000 grant to establish Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) housing. This type of housing is unique to southern Oregon in that it provides a special kind of housing to mothers who are battling drug addictions to opioids. That could mean patients are getting medically assisted treatment to counteract what opioids they were taking before.
The $60,000 will pay for one year of the MAT program building. Rogue Retreat hopes to continue the program beyond that but is seeking to consult CCO Oregon and further fund the project.
Officials with Rogue Retreat say this is a step toward its strategic initiative to increase the number of Recovery Housing beds. Rogue Retreat will also be expanding its services by taking over OnTrack's old Dad's Program house. Rogue Retreat currently has two facilities hosting its Heather's Haven group, a more traditional housing assistance program for mothers. Now those two facilities will come together as one in a new house neighboring the former Dad's program house on Franquette Street.
That move will increase bed spaces from 10 to 14. In total, Rogue Retreat is increasing recovery beds from 14 to 26.
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