“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.

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Salmon Fest is this Saturday 10/1 at the Medford Commons/ Pear Blossom Park from 1-6pm! Send us your snaps with the event geofilter for a chance to to win 2 tickets to the event!

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Hey Folks! If you're out at the grocery store today Maslow Project is in need of Ramen and Cup-of-Noodles!

We have anywhere from 20-50 homeless youth and families come to our resource center each day and many times the single serving meals that they eat in our lobby are the first and only meals that they will have all day!
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100% of the proceeds from Salmon Fest benefit Maslow Project's work with homeless youth and families in Southern Oregon! Buy your tickets now!

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Help us feed hungry homeless students!

Retired Dentist and long time Maslow Supporter, Marlan Morse has sponsored the first 50 Snack Packs of our new Weekend Snack Pack program to feed homeless youth when they are not in school!

Maslow Project serves over 900 homeless students every year and almost 500 are aged 5 and younger.

Each pack costs about $4.60 to put together and feeds a child for the weekend. Get involved by donating a single Snack Pack or get together with a group and donate multiple packs! OR go to our website to donate the cost of one or more packs and we'll put them together for you!

Going hungry is hard but helping is easy! Make a difference today!
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October 1st Karen Lovely, Frankie Hernandez, and Richard Cano with 102.7 The Drive and Opus Broadcasting will be providing music for the 2016 Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Fest!!

Buy your tickets at or Like & Share this post for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the event!

100% of event proceeds will benefit Maslow Project's work with homeless youth and families in Southern Oregon! We'll see you there!
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We are excited to announce that this year's performers at Salmon Fest are Frankie Hernandez Music and Karen Lovely! Richard Cano with 102.7 The Drive and Opus Broadcasting will be DJing throughout the...

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