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 Outreach Team goes out into the community to meet youth where they are. We offer basic needs, food and more information about our services.
Family Advocates are often the first Maslow staff homeless kids and their parents/guardians meet: both at our Resource Center and at schools.
Individual and/or family Mental Health Counseling and Crisis Intervention is available by appointment.
Positive Youth Development
We offer a variety of programs and activities for youth to learn, create, and connect.
We have case managers and family advocates in schools through out Jackson and Josephine Counties, offering direct support to our youth in their schools.
We offer access to clothing items, food boxes, hygiene supplies, hot meals, snacks and other services at our drop-in center.
Get 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)
- Couch surfing
- Staying in a shelter
- Living in a place not designed for people
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
- 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.
Maslow By The Numbers
Clothing Items Given
Emergency Food Boxes
Walk in Visits
Youth & Families Served
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.