Mary Ferrell

Mary Ferrell

Mary Ferrell is the founder and Executive Director of Maslow Project. Born and raised in Medford, Oregon, Mary graduated from Southern Oregon University and began working with homeless children and families through the Medford School District in 2000. After working directly with homeless children and families for several years, Mary saw the need for a “youth-centric” one-stop resource center where kids and families could quickly and easily access essential needs and support services all in one location.

Mary started Maslow Project as a grassroots effort in 2006 and founded it as a nonprofit organization officially in 2009. Maslow Project has since received national recognition for its program model serving homeless youth and has been featured internationally in media outlets such as New York Times, BBC, and 20/20. Mary also serves in various other community and statewide efforts to work toward a better Oregon for all.

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Interviews with Mary Ferrell and additional information about Maslow Project:

Maslow Project families get new supportive housing option | KOBI-TV NBC5

Maslow Project helps launch permanent housing program for homeless families | KDRV Newswatch 12

Grand opening of West Medford complex, helps support Maslow Project families | KOBI-TV NBC5

Serving the unserved : Maslow Project a one stop resource for homeless youth | SOU News

HOPE: Maslow Project – Maslow Project and how they provide services to children, young adults and families experiencing homelessness | KOBI-TV NBC5

Maslow Project unveils new overnight sleeping program | KOBI-TV NBC5

The Maslow Project approved by planning commission for warming shelter | KOBI-TV5

Maslow Project expands to Grants Pass | KTVL News10

Oregon is best in U.S for identifying, supporting homeless students | KOBI-TV NBC5

Why so many Homeless Students | Jefferson Public Radio

Community Builder: Maslow Projects helps youth reach high. Q & A with Mary Ferrell | Mail Tribune