Maslow Project is a non-profit organization serving youth and families in need across Jackson and Josephine Counties. Maslow Project has been helping the community for over 20 years! Mary Ferrell, Maslow Project’s founder and executive director, noticed a huge need among Southern Oregon youth. In fact, 1 in 10 school aged youth are considered homeless in Southern Oregon. Last year we served 2,660 individuals, 75% of that being kids and teens.
It is important to Maslow Project to be as easy to access as possible. Our staff can be reached in most schools across Jackson and Josephine county. This provides an easy way for students to seek help from a Maslow staff member. We also have two resource centers, one in Medford, and one in Grants Pass. These resource centers provide a place to go to for basic needs, such as food, clothing, hygiene, and more! All of our staff are mobile, meaning we can go to our clients wherever they may be and make sure their needs are met. This has proven tremendously helpful as we navigated Covid over the last few years.
Maslow’s services are easy to access and free to anyone who needs them. What is more, is that we are so grateful for the support of our community and being able to provide these lifesaving services. There are many ways to give to Maslow- $5 a month helps to provide hygiene items for a teenager. We also accept donations of non-perishable foods. On our website we have a wish list of what we need most as it may change depending on the time of year!
Of course, we also have upcoming events. Maslow Project’s annual Back to School Giveaway is this August! This annual event is when Maslow hands out 700 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to youth before school starts. We are also expanding our food pantry which means donations of non-perishable foods will be warmly welcomed. Finally, our annual fundraising event, Giving Tuesday, will be held this coming October. To learn more about this event and how you can support Maslow Project, reach out on our website live chat or give us a call 541-608-6868.
About the Author: Maddie Fournier
Maddie is Maslow Project’s Community Engagement Coordinator. She holds her bachelors degree in Psychology from SOU. Maddie’s position at Maslow includes networking for Maslow, event coordinating, fundraising, writing newsletters and emails, organizing their annual holiday program and advocating for youth, all of which she enjoys. Maddie may be reached at Maslow Project Mon-Fri 9-5, and on the Maslow’s website live chat.