Flanges-valves Care Community of Medford, (formerly C.E.R.V.S. Community Emergency Resources and Vital Statistics), a United Way agency, is a non-profit human services assistance program specializing in fostering self-supporting for persons in crisis and post-crisis recovery situations. Our initial area of service is food, clothing, shelter, house wares, employment, and shelter search supportive services and programs for both. We are the primary screening and referral agency for services provided by other programs and churches within the Jackson county area. ICC is the leading agency regionally in providing material support to programs serving the homeless as well as direct service to this population locally.
ICC has served Jackson and Josephine counties since 1979.
ICC began through coalition or faith communities who come together to form a grass roots agency to address hunger and the need for emergency intervention services in the Rogue Valley. Community founders felt a commitment to assist clients in working toward the goal of self-sufficiency.
Some of the services we are able to provide to the community include: use of ICC’s address and telephone number for mail and messages, in-house laundry facilities, daily local newspaper for information and classifieds, use of ICC’s phones for work and housing related calls, bus tokens, and haircut vouchers. We have a small food pantry in which we donate over 900,000 lbs of produce, dairy products, bread, fresh salmon, and dried commodities annually. ICC thrift store and warehouse accept donations of furniture, appliances, household goods and clothing which are given, never sold, to families in need. Donations from local businesses and individuals include: diapers, canned goods, paper goods, plastic tableware, laundry products, cleaning supplies, shampoos and soap, toothbrushes and paste, and razors and shaving cream.
ICC has several transitional houses, in which 7,300 beds are made available to adults and children annually. They are a collaborative effort of ICC, St. Mark’s Episcopal, and Zion Lutheran Churches in Medford, Oregon.
ICC is supported financially by individuals who believe in its mission and ministry, churches, faith groups, United Way, Cities of Medford and Ashland, Jackson County, private foundations, business and various foundations.
Sharon Schrieber, the agency’s executive director, feels very compassionate and strongly toward homeless advocacy. Here is a story she wrote describing her and the agency’s position.
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