R3 Academy

R3: Rescue + Revitalize + Restore

What is R3 Academy?

The three pillars of R3 Academy are staff Navigators who provide direct support to Guests, Life Skills that provide vocational training and skills, and classes and activities led by staff and committed volunteers from within the community. Because people move at different speeds, the timeline is different from person to person. As long as you are participating in the program and working toward goals, we will continually support you. Here’s a general timeline of how a majority of Guests progress:

First 30 Days

> Direct staff support from a staff Navigator <

> Life Skill shift <

> Class schedule <

We encourage you to settle into your new schedule. Meet some new people and learn some new things. Your focus is to be on time to your Life Skill and your classes and to check in with your Navigator.

Days 31-90

> Work on your goals <

> Continue with Life Skill, classes, and Navigator check-ins <

> Explore new hobbies and community opportunities <

After you are settled into your schedule, we encourage you to focus on your personal goals. Take a look at your health and general well-being. Stay involved in the program.

Days 91 and Beyond

> Start achieving goals <

> Explore employment if desired <

> Continue participating in the R3 Program <

After you make progress on your personal goals, we encourage you to explore the “What’s Next?” question. For some, that might include looking for a job, new career, educational opportunities, or community involvement.

For Community Agencies

Individuals can arrive to the Rescue Shelter without referrals and are accepted into program as appropriate. Community Agencies may use the Agency Referral form as a means to bypass the Rescue Shelter and have a client directly admitted into the R3 Academy after screening and interview. Please contact us with any questions about this process.

If you apply to enroll in the R3 Academy, you agree to actively work to meet your established goals and action plan.  You must agree to sign a release of information that pertains to various agencies in the Lane County area that will allow us to communicate and access community resources such as housing on your behalf.  In return for your participation, you will earn credits towards your graduation requirements. Participants who successfully complete the program will be part of a graduation ceremony!

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” 

[Psalm 23]