Giving Folks A Chance In Medford, Ore. By David Gibb Published August 15, 2012 at 3:30 PM CDT Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Courtesy of David Gibb PhotographyA young girl hangs out at the Maslow Project. / Courtesy of David Gibb Photography / Courtesy of David Gibb PhotographyLacey Renae of the Maslow Project. The mission of the Maslow Project in Medford: To increase the coping skills of, and self-sufficiency in, young people who are homeless — to give them a decent chance in the adult world. Founder and Executive Director Mary Ferrell was born and raised in Medford. Lacey Renae is the group's counselor and art therapist. Most art supplies are donated by the local community. The community also collects clothing for Jessica's Closet, a free shop for young people that is run by volunteers. During the 2011-2012 school year, 1,400 clients visited the Project. David Gibb is a photographer in Jacksonville, Ore., and listens to Jefferson Public Radio. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.