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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

Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 109 this weekend! For our homeless youth and families who need to escape the heat, please see the list below.

Extreme heat can be just as dangerous as extreme cold!

Sunscreen, new swimwear, bottles of water, and personal fans/misters can make a huge difference for those who have limited options to beat the heat. Donations of these items can be brought to 500 Monroe Street during our operating hours, Monday-Friday from 10-5.

Stay safe!
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Meet Whitney Beickel!

Whitney recently celebrated her 8th Birthday and, instead of gifts, she asked her party guests to bring donations for Maslow Project's homeless youth and families! This pure gesture of kindness has touched our hearts.

Thank you, Whitney, for being such an inspiring advocate! We are truly blessed to have you as part of our community, making a difference for those in need!
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Thank you so much to MaskIT and everyone who donated to MaskIT's feminine hygiene drive which collected OVER 2,800 ITEMS for Maslow Project's homeless girls and women!

MaskIT generously matched every item donated with over 2,800 of their own products!

It's incredible to see how our community rises to the challenge again and again to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Thank you for being a part of that community!
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