At a planning commission meeting tonight, they presented their plans to open the shelter this year. They say that this warming shelter is just an extension of the services the organization already offers. The Maslow Project provides basic needs to homeless youth in the Rogue Valley.
“It’s really nice to be able to keep kids and young adults with us and not have to send them out into the community where they might have some influences that aren’t appropriate considering the age that they’re at,” Executive Director, Mary Ferrell said.
Ferrell says the project still has some hoops to jump through before they can open their doors as a warming shelter, but they hope they will get final approval and be able to open during the winter.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.