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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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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.

Maslow Project's Drop-In Art Studio
Counseling

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

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Positive Youth Development

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

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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.

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.

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 line (541) 601-2443 (you can also text this number) 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. 

75%

of case-managed youth connected to community activities

51%

of homeless seniors graduated

(over twice the national average)

25%

enrolled in college after graduation

Maslow By The Numbers

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Clothing Items Given

0

Emergency Food Boxes

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Walk in Visits

0

Youth & Families Served

$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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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.

Thank you to the staff at @Providence Medford Medical Clinic for this massive pile of the school supplies!

Last year Maslow Project provided school supplies to 715 homeless youth in our community and it's because of generous community support that we're able to serve so many students in need!!
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Are you ready for the new school year?

Save an extra 25% at Macy's when you #ShopForACause!

For $5 you get a weekend pass and all of the proceeds go to Maslow Project to #SupportWhileYouSave!

Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/macys-shop-for-a-cause-tickets-27013111945 to buy your savings pass.
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The young person you passed on the street today might have a story you couldn't imagine. #rethinkhomelessyouth

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Check out some of the highlights from Musical Fusion, an event created and coordinated by local youth to bring community together and benefit Maslow Project’s work with homeless youth and families! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is Aiden Williamson (pictured left), Eagle Scout and a Maslow Ambassador to the Rogue Valley.

In many ways, the issue of child homelessness can be overwhelming to tackle, but Aiden proves that no matter who you are, young or old, you CAN make a difference.

This weekend, Aiden held a donation drive in the scorching heat to collect needed supplies for Maslow Project's homeless youth - the second donation drive he's coordinated! Aiden also visits with community groups to talk about Maslow Project and spent the last year coordinating a set of amazing videos to highlight the impact of Maslow Project's work on the community!

Thank you Aiden for your hard work and dedication to help the homeless youth and families in the Rogue Valley through Maslow Project!!
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