We know the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very much on the minds of the clients we serve and members of our community. Our priority is, and will always be, to ensure the safety and well-being of the children and families we assist, our staff, and community members as a whole.
As our community moves toward extreme caution, our Leadership team, in communication with our Board of Directors and public officials, have developed a plan focused on the public goal of slowing the rate of the disease while also continuing to serve those in our community who need us the most. We are always concerned about our clients, and that is why we have worked to develop the best strategies to ensure services continue. We are committed to providing each client the same level of care, resources and/or supplies we normally would but in a different manner than is traditional.
While this is an unprecedented time for most, our organization is set up to be easily adaptable, resilient and solution oriented; much like our clients. We appreciate your continued support for Maslow Project in our goal of providing services and supplies for those critical, urgent needs when there is no other resource available.
Mary Ferrell Executive Director
We will not be accepting clothing donations during this period
We WILL be accepting the following:
Food, snacks, water
Cleaning supplies, toilet paper
Used/recycled smart phones/devices (wiped clean of data)
Freeze dried food
The following service updates are in effect as of March 16, 2020
Medford Drop-in center lobby will be closed to volunteer, on-site community partners, and client gatherings; the site WILL still be serving clients
Food boxes, sack lunches, supplies, and other basic needs will be coordinated by staff and delivered to clients in a “orders to-go” fashion at our Resource Center front door
Clients can call and request their needs and/or arrive at the center and buzz in their needs accordingly (541) 608-6868
Students & families out of school will be supported in coordination with local school officials for meal sites & resources
Street outreach will increase to get supplies to isolated populations and out in the community where most needed
Staff will remain working to attend to our client and community’s needs at our Resource Center in Medford, UCAN, and NewBridge
All Case Management and Family Advocate services will continue via phone, text, video, or email; Maslow clients with limited access to a device will be offered support as supplies remain available
Port-a-Potty and hand washing stations will be available at 500 Monroe St. effective March 17 (Tuesday), 2020
The success of Maslow Project is impossible to acknowledge without taking the time to mention that without our community – none of this is possible. One such individual we would like to recognize is a very special person to Maslow Project, our Board President, Jamie Hazlett.
We are lucky to have Jamie as a volunteer. Not only does she provide Maslow Project with invaluable service as Board President, but we are also grateful to have been included in her estate planning! We asked Jamie what prompted her to include Maslow Project as part of her legacy giving and Jamie had the following to say:
“For me, the decision to put Maslow Project in my Estate planning was the simplest decision of my Estate planning. The hardest part was getting the documents done. Lawyers are notorious for not following our own advice and my Estate planning was no exception. I have been a part of Maslow Project as a donor, board member and volunteer for almost ten years. As Maslow celebrates ten years as an organization this year I can say confidently that I am assured that Maslow will truly benefit from an unrestricted gift through my Estate planning. I am also assured that Maslow Project engages in ethical oversight and integrity in the management of its finances and that this gift will be treated with the utmost care. Maslow keeps kids and their needs at its center of all they do and I’m honored to be a part of this organization and plan for Maslow’s future through estate planning.”
Jamie, thank you so much for your outstanding service to this community, your compassion and dedication to seeing Maslow Project through. We could not do this without the support of donors like Jamie!