“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

Two Maslow Project staff member's by the Maslow Project van used for outreach
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.

Portrait of back - Children are raised hands in classroom. 

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.

Maslow's Food Pantry
Basic needs

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

Maslow Project's Drop-In Art Studio

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

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.

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 put youth at the center of all we do.

Need Help Now?

If you are experiencing a crisis or need to talk to someone, call us (541) 608-6868 we are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or contact our 24/7 lines for Jackson County (541) 601-2443 or for Josephine County (541) 841-1974  (you can also text these numbers). We are here to help!

Get Involved

Become a Maslow Ambassador

Tell your friends about us, share our Facebook page, or invite us to speak to your business, church, organization or club.

Host a Donation Drive

Donations of:

  • Food
  • New or gently used clothing for ages 0-21
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Snacks for the lobby and frozen meals
  • School supplies

Make a Financial Donation

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


of case-managed youth connected to community activities


of homeless seniors graduated

(over twice the national average)


enrolled in college after graduation

Maslow By The Numbers


Clothing Items Given


Emergency Food Boxes


Walk in Visits


Youth & Families Served

One Food Box

Graduation Cap And Gown

Student Can Play A Sport

GED Test Fees

Clothing & School Supplies
For A Year

Case Management
For A Year

Donate To Maslow


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.

Today is the first day of Maslow Project's Barnes & Noble Bookfair! October 21st-23rd, in store & online Barnes & Noble purchases attributed to Maslow Project will have a percentage benefiting homeless students!

Tomorrow from 10-4 we will be at Barnes & Noble hosting Book Readings for children and a Coloring Contest for all ages! We hope we'll see you there!
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October 22nd Maslow Project is teaming up with Barnes & Noble to collect book donations and raise funds for homeless students in our community!

Join us for a day of Book Readings from your favorite children's books and participate in our Coloring Contest for all ages!
Donate new or used books for ages 0-21!
A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchase will benefit Maslow Project's homeless students!

We'll see you there!
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Happy Tuesday everyone! We are certainly happy since we have recently had 3 of our families secure stable housing!!

The only thing that they are in need of now are beds and mattresses for their children to get a good night's sleep! If you have a bed or mattress to donate please call Fallon Stewart (541-261-0956) to arrange for us to come pick it up!
(Please do not bring beds to our resource center since we have no way of storing them!)

Thank you all so much for supporting Maslow Project to make success stories like this possible!
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Once again the Interact Club at St. Mary's School has overwhelmed us with their generosity and hard work by collecting so many clothing items for Maslow Project's homeless youth and families!

Thank you for dedicating your time and efforts to serve our community!
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