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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help improve conditions. Your generous donation go directly to fund our mission. We serve on average over 300 individuals each Sunday, and dozens more throughout the week with our Peer Support System for those individuals experiencing homelessness and living in impoverished conditions. Thank you in advance.  

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Taking it to the Streets

Learn more about Maslow's Army and our mission to help those in need! 

Maslow's Army Mission


Our mission at Maslow' s Army is to help provide the essential tools needed to become healthy productive members of society. 

How we accomplish our mission

Maslow's Army is a 501 (C)3 Non- Profit 

Through setting and accomplishing goals these men and women are then in the position to reach out to those still battling addiction, alcoholism and mental illnesses. We at Maslow's Army take a special interest in our veterans and families with children, they are our top priority. 

Our volunteers work around the clock.  Each person is taken through a 5-step process which starts with meeting the basic needs, this allows us to help with their personal securities, relationships, self-esteem and finally self-actualization. Through this peer driven system, those who have once found their situation to be hopeless will come to realize that change is possible.

Our end vision


Our end vision is to offer hope to the cities less fortunate and homeless population by providing the skills needed to become self sufficient. By sharing our personal experiences we gain their confidence. What makes us unique is the fact that we meet each person hassle-free and without an appointment. Being homeless is a situation, not an identity. We communicate with each client on a personal level. We listen to their wants and needs. We walk them through a system of setting goals based on their strengths and interests. We call this our "Pie System". Each time an individual client sets a goal, we help them to accomplish their goal by a series of smaller goals we call "Pie Slices". 

This helps the individual gain self-esteem and motivation. We are one of the very few that treat the disease and not just the symptoms. "If you put a band-aid over the problem, the problem still exists".

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Maslow's Army Basic Needs Outreach

Sunday outreach held at 1000 Sycamore Street at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati

Maslow's Army is a group of volunteers who go directly on the streets of Cincinnati  to help meet the basic human needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty. Every single Sunday for 92 consecutive Sunday's Maslow's Army has handed out La Rosa's Pizza, bottled water, pop, fruit, dessert, hygiene products, new and gently used clothing, and has provided haircuts all for free to those to those experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Founder's Samuel and Susan Landis both experienced homelessness at different points in their lives. Samuel was homeless for 20 years in the downtown streets of Cincinnati. Samuel and Susan having been able to overcome homelessness and addiction decided to use their experience to provide 24-7 peer support to those in need.  

The Maslow's Army Basic Needs Outreach is a way to meet those experiencing homelessness where they are at in hopes of them reaching out through the week.  Through the week Maslow's Army peer support directs those in need to the resources in our area to help these individuals become self sufficient. 

Maslow's Army served on Fountain Square for 68 consecutive Sunday's. Recently Maslow's Army has been advocating for a permanent location for the outreach part of their program. 

For those interested in volunteering at the outreach please call (859) 491-2769. 

Link of Video's from Maslow's Army Past Basic Need's Outreaches.


Maslow's Army Journey to Recovery


Every Second Sunday of each Month Maslow's Army will hold Journey to Recovery.

 Individuals in Recovery and others interested in finding a solution are encouraged to attend. We will be meeting the basic necessities for those experiencing homelessness and living in impoverished conditions, as well as sharing our own experience, strength and hope. As always Free LaRosa’s Pizza, Deserts, Beverages, Clothing, Hygiene Kits, Haircuts and good clean fun will be available.
Speakers from various 12 step programs and recovery networks will be giving leads each second Sunday of the month. This is open to all ages and groups.
WHERE: HCJC 1000 SYCAMORE ST. Cincinnati, Ohio 45250
WHEN: Every Second Sunday of the month 11 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
SPEAKERS: We will have different individuals speak who were able to overcome addiction, homelessness, or poverty and provide their experience to those still suffering.
CONTACT: Samuel L. (859) 888-4579
*Clothing and Hygiene Donations will be accepted at the event. Interested speakers please contact Samuel L. 


Celebrating Major Milestones as a Family

Jesse Griffith at Maslow's first Journey to Recovery event celebrated her 6 years of sobriety with Maslow's Army. Congrats Jesse on six years!!! 

With any Maslow's event we continue to meet the basic human needs of each individual.

Each Journey to Recovery event we will continue to support those experiencing homelessness and poverty

With any Maslow's Army event we continue to meet the basic human needs of each individual. 

Maslow's Army Outreach 100 consecutive Sundays and counting

Young volunteer Engages A Homeless Veteran


Rain or Shine Maslow's Army Never Misses A Sunday Outreach


1,000+ Meals Provided Each Week


Sharing Like Experiences And Testimonies


Engagement Through Fun Activities


Happy Smiles Lead To Lasting Friendships


Maslow's Army Basic Needs Outreach over 140,000 Meals Served

Children of All Ages are Welcome to Volunteer


Professional Hairslylest (We Offer 15 Plus Free Haircuts Each Week)


Maslow's Army Meeting the Basic Human Needs


A Coke and a Smile


Providing Great Family Values


Long Lines Which Often Began An Hour Before Start Time


Contact Us

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In need of moral support while battling addiction, alcoholism and mental illnesses

A member of our staff is available from 7 am to 7 pm.  

Maslow's Army

Maslow's Army Inc. Po box 14187 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250

(859) 491-2769


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Through the week Maslow's Army offers peer support to those in need. Every Sunday from 11 am to 2:30 pm Maslow's Army welcomes volunteers of all ages to come down to the Hamilton County Justice Center Plaza to volunteer. Located at 1000 Sycamore Street Cincinnati, OH Maslow's Army serves those experiencing homelessness and poverty. This mission takes an Army!! We need volunteers who are looking to join our movement in changing the stigma against homelessness and poverty! 

Being of service

Going into the homeless camps


Part of meeting each client where they are in life is traveling to different camps around the city. We start by listening to their needs first. We then share parts of our experience, knowledge and education with them. We begin to notice a glimmer of hope that comes over them as they realize that change is possible. In the picture above we are sharing a Maslow's Army "Basic Needs Guide" with this man who has been homeless for a long time. Maybe this will be the day he is ready to find a way off the streets and into a better life.



Henry is a United States Navy Vet. Maslow's Army first met Henry at Our Basic Needs Outreach. He was able to obtain an apartment and reached out to Maslow's Army for help obtaining furniture and other items for his new apartment. Maslow's Army immediately stepped in to come to the aid of Henry.  Today his apartment is full of furniture.

Link Below to Henry's WCPO Story about Maslow's Army

Henry also wanted to go on video and show his gratitude for Maslow's Army and the generous donor that helped him.

Cincinnati Police support


I am truly grateful for the brave men and women who protect our city on a daily basis. Watching them assist an individual they've personally encountered dozens of times, completely turn their life around. And to see the genuine smiles on their faces brings a joy to my heart. Believe me, the officers are witnessing a truly rare reunion. Up until 5 years ago these same officers were placing me in handcuffs. Today it's hand shakes and smiles.       - Samuel Landis of 'Maslow's Army'