Drop-In Resource Centers
The following services are available to individuals or families who qualify:
Food pantry – Select items from our food pantry every 2 weeks
Hygiene – Get soap, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, baby items, etc. every 2 weeks
School Supplies & Backpacks – We pretty much have it all for your educational needs
Specialty items – Tarps, tents, sleeping bags, etc. – by Case Manager Approval
Transportation – Talk to an Advocate or Case Manager if you have transportation needs for school or certain appointments
Jessica’s Closet – Need clothes for school, work or just every day wear? Check out our closet and see if we have what you need. We get new things every day and our clients can get up to 20 items every month
Laundry Services – available for our clients by appointment only (schedule with the front desk)
Snacks – and heatable meals are available in our lobby daily for our clients
Computers / Phones – available for our clients to schedule appointments, job search, apply for housing, print documents etc. (time may be limited to 30 minute sessions to ensure everyone has access as needed)
Mail – If you need a fixed address to receive mail – talk with our front desk
Resume Coach – meet with Frank and get help building a solid resume on Tuesdays 10-5
Safe Place – our center is a safe place for any client who needs it, to get warm, a bite to eat, talk to someone, or just be for awhile. Our staff will work with our clients, volunteers, and partners to ensure we maintain a safe space for all.
Our Medford Drop-In Resource Center for youth and families:
500 Monroe St.
Medford, OR 97501
M- F 10am – 5pm
We got you covered. It can be hard to stay in school when you are always tired and hungry or don’t have a ride. Maslow offers a wide variety of services through our School-Based Programs
McKinney-Vento Advocacy – Know your rights! Students who “lack a fixed, adequate, and regular night-time residence” may qualify under Federal educational laws for certain rights. Our staff are available through our Drop-In Centers, by phone, email, or on-site at your (or your student’s) school in most Jackson & Josephine public high schools.
Enrollment – help enrolling even if you are missing documents or don’t have a parent/guardian to go with you
Transportation – In most cases we can assist with transportation to school at either: the school of origin (where student attended when lost stable housing or where last attended) or the school of local attendance area (where currently staying)
School Supplies – backpacks, supplies, etc.
School fees – In most cases, we can help getting many school fees waived or covered: activity, music, required class fees, gym uniforms, athletic fees, etc.). Just ask an Advocate for help!
Free school meals – Students who meet the above definition for McKinney-Vento automatically qualify for free school meals. The school’s office or an Advocate can assist with this!
Referrals – Need extra help with school services such as special education, English Language support, or similar? Or need help connecting to community resources? Our Advocates can help make those connections!
Call 541-608-6868 to ask for an Advocate or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maslow Project’s Case Managers provide in-depth support to the individuals we serve. They help our clients develop goal plans, assist youth and families in accessing emergency shelter/transitional housing, track relevant academic data, assist with post-secondary goals. Our Case Managers also work closely with mental health counselors, tutors and other service agencies to ensure ongoing youth engagement and wrap-around supports.
Family & Youth Advocacy
Maslow’s Advocates families with young children to community-based early childhood resources. They also help school-aged homeless youth overcome any barriers they may have to accessing an education: helping arrange transportation to school no matter how often their family moves around, making sure students can stay in their school of origin, and ensuring all students have the school supplies they need in order to be successful at school. They can also refer youth and families to our Case Managers if they need additional support
Positive Youth Development
Maslow Project offers a number of enrichment and harm reduction opportunities to homeless youth and their families, including: life skills workshops, a Youth Advisory Council (YAC), drop-in art studio, and job readiness workshops and tutoring. When youth engage in opportunities, personal investment in their own well-being increases. Our programs are designed to help youth gain stability, stay in school, and transition into thriving adults.
Getting help should be easy – so we work hard to meet your needs where you are!
Our Street Outreach Team can be found in many public locations and carries snacks, water, bus tokens, hygiene and other most needed items. If you need help or a safe person to talk to, just look for the blue triangle on our vehicles or our staff! You can also find us using our Instagram outreach site.
Our on-site Counseling and Art Therapy Program provides traditional and non-traditional customized approaches to meet individual needs in a youth-friendly environment. Crisis-intervention; drop-in; milieu; brief; solution focused and Art Therapy.