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Mother and daughters in new home need supplies, clothes

Six months of homelessness jeopardized these teens’ education, as well as their personal safety.

Their family rejoiced at recent news that they had been selected for a Rogue River rental residence close to the girls’ school. The mother’s months of searching came to an end on the very day that she planned to move into a shelter or set up a campsite.

Grateful for a roof over their heads, the family has nothing to furnish their new home. They need bunk beds, a dresser, end tables, curtains and curtain rods. Supplies such as sponges, laundry detergent, cleansers, a broom and mop also are on their wish list, along with groceries.

Living in a motel used up most of the single mother’s income. Concern for their well-being caused the 35-year-old woman and her daughters to leave their previous household and its unsafe happenings, said caseworkers for Maslow Project. The Medford nonprofit organization fills basic needs and provides services to homeless children and families whose instability puts their education at risk.

After falling behind in school, the girls are attending regularly again. Warm coats and clothing would see them through the winter. The 16-year-old wears extra-small or small shirts, junior size 3 pants and size 6½ shoes. Her 14-year-old sister wears junior or women's size 14/16 pants, junior extra-large or XXL shirts and size 7½ shoes.

(Correction: The sizes for the 14-year-old have been corrected in this article.)

Art, crafts and music delight the siblings. Mother and daughters also would appreciate personal-hygiene items, including shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper.

To help, call Maslow Project’s Brenda Cabrera at 

541-608-6868.

Mother and daughters in new home need supplies, clothes