June 4, 2020
We know the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still 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 phases of reopening, our Leadership team, in communication with our Board of Directors and public officials, are working on a plan to reopen the resource center on a “Services To-Go” basis. This plan is focused on continuing critical services while ensuring everyone’s safety. Youth experiencing homelessness get sick at 4 times the rate of their sheltered peers, and we must ensure high levels of safety standards. We appreciate your patience as this plan evolves. Our commitment to serve continues despite these challenges.
At this time, we do not have the resources or facility infrastructure needed to accept and process clothing donations. We are referring to larger organizations like Goodwill and St. Vincent DePaul for clothing donations/needs, as they are able to adequately process donations. We will be able to accept donations of food, diapers, and hygiene supplies that arrive by mail or on a scheduled appointment at our Center. Details will be provided as we are contacted. And of course, support can be contributed directly through our website and we are putting 100% of COVID specified support to client needs: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/Maslow
Maslow Project is, and has always been, adaptable, resilient and solution oriented; much like our clients. We appreciate your continued support in our goal of providing services and supplies for those critical, urgent needs. Many thanks to those who have supported our efforts to stabilize our community – we appreciate you.
March 13, 2020
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.
We will not be accepting clothing donations during this period
We WILL be accepting the following:
- Food, snacks, water
- Cleaning supplies, toilet paper
- Hygiene supplies
- 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
There are actions you can take every day to prevent the spread of the flu, common cold and COVID-19
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily
available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
Please visit the links below for more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19):
United Way of Jackson County – COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Family Youth & Services Bureau – Federal Guidance in Preparing for COVID-19
Oregon Health Authority – Emerging Respiratory Infections: COVID-19
Jackson County Health & Human Services – News & Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Medford School District – What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019)
KOBI-TV NBC5 – OHA confirms coronavirus in Jackson, Klamath Counties
Jefferson Public Radio – Coronavirus Arrives In Southern Oregon
Mail Tribune – Jackson County sees its first COVID-19 cases