Today, the Livability Team conducted a resource fair in an effort to connect individuals in Hawthorne Park with services, and provide information regarding available shelters throughout the Rogue Valley.
Participating agencies included Jackson County Mental Health, Rogue Retreat (Kelly Shelter, Hope Village, Urban Campground), Menís and Womenís Gospel Mission, and La Clinica.
Transportation was offered and utilized by individuals at the park throughout the day to local shelter locations and La Clinica.
Hawthorne Park resource connections made:
- 34 people connected with Rogue Retreat.
- 2 people were taken to the Expo.
- 36 people were contacted and eligible to go to Rogue Retreat but did not accept the services.
The current health and sanitary conditions of Hawthorne Park warrant an immediate closure of the unauthorized urban campground. A public notice of illegal camping was posted throughout the park today to notify individuals they must vacate the area no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22.