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“Where being a homeless child no longer means being cold, hungry or left behind.”

our mission

Maslow Project’s mission is to offer every homeless child and youth the probability of success and the opportunity for a better life. We do this by providing resources for basic needs, removing barriers to education and employment, and fostering self-sufficiency in a collaborative and empowering environment.

our services

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street outreach

Our Outreach Team goes out into the community to meet youth where they are. We offer basic needs, food and more information about our services.

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School-based Outreach

We have case managers and family advocates in schools through out Jackson and Josephine Counties, offering direct support to our youth in their schools.

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Basic needs

We offer access to clothing items, food boxes, hygiene supplies, hot meals, snacks and other services at our drop-in center.

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Counseling

Individual and/or family Mental Health Counseling and Crisis Intervention is available by appointment.

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Family advocacy

Family Advocates are often the first Maslow staff homeless kids and their parents/guardians meet: both at our Resource Center and at schools.

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Positive Youth Development

We offer a variety of programs and activities for youth to learn, create, and connect. 

Help When you need it

Maslow Project Can Help: 

Homeless children and teens, ages 0-21, and their families – in Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon.

Does a person have to be living on the streets to be considered homeless? 

No! We can help you if you are living in any of the following situations:

  • On the streets/camping
  • In a car/trailer (no heat, electricity, water)
  • Doubled-up (not by choice)
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Couch surfing
  • Staying in a shelter
  • Living in a place not designed for people

We are here to help! Contact us today!

Estamos aqui para ayudar! Contactanos hoy!

Medford (Drop-In Center): 541-608-6868

Grants Pass: 541-841-1974

Text (Mensajes): 541-601-2443

We put youth at the center of all we do.

Te Podemos Ayudar Si: 

Tienes 21 anos o menos o, eres el padre de un nino de edad escolar en los condados de Jackson Y Josephine

Dede una persona estar viviendo en la calle para ser considerados personas sin hogar? 

No! Te podemos ayduar si estas actualmente, recientmiente, o proxiamente:

  • Quedandose con amigos o familiares
  • Viviendo en hoteles 
  • Camping
  • En la calle
  • Viviendo en un coche o en una caravana
  • Quedandose en un refugio o en una situacion temporal
  • Viviendo en una situacion peligrosa o insequra

Maslow by the numbers

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Clothing Items Given

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Emergency Food Boxes

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Average age of a Maslow youth

92%

of our youth stayed in school all year

66%

of homeless seniors graduated on time

(over twice the national average)

73%

of case-managed youth connected to community activities

25%

enrolled in college after graduation

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Walk in Visits

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Youth & Families Served

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Children age 5 & younger served

Get involved

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Become a Volunteer

Maslow Project is a small, grassroots organization. We value community involvement and rely on volunteers with a diverse range of skills. Click the image for a list of volunteer opportunities.

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Host a Donation Drive

Donations of food, new or gently-used clothing, hygiene supplies, diapers and school supplies are always appreciated. Click the image for a list of our most needed items.

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Make a Financial Donation

Your financial donation gives us the ability to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of the youth and families we serve.

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Host an Event or Fundraiser

Your financial donation gives us the ability to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of the youth and families we serve.

$10
One Food Box

$30
Graduation Cap And Gown

$50
Student Can Play A Sport

$140
GED Test Fees

$250
Clothing & School Supplies
For A Year

$1,200
Case Management
For A Year

Donate To Maslow

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92%

of your donation goes directly to client programs

Become a Monthly Donor

 Help us reach our goal of 25 new monthly donors!

  • Click on the Donate Button Above

  • Go to the “Become a Monthly Donor” part of the page

  • Enter the amount you would like to donate monthly, and click “Donate”. The site will walk you through the rest of the steps

#418fde Raised 5 towards the 25 target.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average age of the youth Maslow Project serves?

11 years old. This is because Maslow serves children and youth between the ages of 0-21.

Percent of students enrolled in Jackson county that are homeless?

10%. Roughly 1 in 10 students are identified as homeless each year.

How do Federal Education Laws define homeless?

They define homeless as any student who lacks a fixed, adequate and regular night-time residence. For example, hotels, camping, cars/trailers, couch-surfing and unsheltered.

Number of homeless children under that age of 5 that we serve?

Over 400 a year

Are most homeless teens runaways?

No. Most teens end up homeless due to abuse, economic hardships or neglect.

Most homeless children and teens are without a parent or guardian. T/F?

False: most homeless children and teens are part of an entire family all experiencing homelessness.

Maslow Project only provides basic needs such as food and clothing. True or False?

False: Maslow DOES provide basic needs as kids can’t aspire to high level goals if their survival needs aren’t addressed first. However, Maslow ALSO provides a variety of supports to help engage kids in school, gain life skills and work toward higher level goals in life such as college and employment.

what’s happening at Maslow

Maslow Project is gearing up for the 7th ANNUAL CUSTOMS FOR KIDS CAR SHOW!!

Over 100 custom vehicles from across the west coast will be on display for all to see at this free, family friendly event! Raffle prizes, local vendors, and all proceeds benefit Maslow Project's work with homeless youth and families in Jackson and Josephine County!

Register your car or truck for the competition or just come to watch the fun! We hope we'll see you there!!
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Customs For Kids Car Show

May 13, 2017, 9:00am - May 13, 2017, 3:00pm

Family friendly car show benefiting Maslow Project to help homeless youth in Southern Oregon. All makes and models of cars, trucks, bikes, boats, and what ever you want to bring is welcome.

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We see these same outcomes for homeless youth who participate in our Youth Advisory Council.

Students are able to build leadership skills, participate in community activities, and connect with peers who understand their struggles.

We see amazing things happen when homeless students have the confidence to succeed!
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This Girl Scout group is just for homeless girls. Mic

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Thank Goodness It's Friday!

If your week has you beat, come out to Society One Fitness to get energized! Even a half hour of physical activity can give you more energy for your day! Tomorrow they will also have raffle prizes, membership specials, AND drop-in fees/raffle proceeds will benefit homeless youth in our community!

Pick a class that sounds fun for you and we hope we'll see you there!
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Class Marathon - Maslow Benefit

April 22, 2017, 8:30am - April 22, 2017, 11:30am

Class Mash Marathon – Benefiting the Maslow Project FIVE CLASSES! RAFFLE TICKETS! GIVEAWAYS! MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS! BRING A FRIEND! Maslow Project’s mission is to offer every homel...

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Join us this Saturday at Society One Fitness to work out and help out homeless youth in our community!

Featuring 5 half hour classes, raffle drawings and giveaways throughout the day! All drop-in fees and raffle proceeds will benefit Maslow Project's work with homeless youth in Southern Oregon!

We hope we'll see you there!!
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Class Marathon - Maslow Benefit

April 22, 2017, 8:30am - April 22, 2017, 11:30am

Class Mash Marathon – Benefiting the Maslow Project FIVE CLASSES! RAFFLE TICKETS! GIVEAWAYS! MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS! BRING A FRIEND! Maslow Project’s mission is to offer every homel...

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