Help Our Cause

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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From Stranger to Friends

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".

3CDC/Maslow's Army 2018 Holiday Toy Drive Challenge

“Sharing a new toy with a child, helps to create a magical smile”

Each Saturday in December (through December 22nd) 3CDC and Maslow’s Army will be teaming up on Fountain Square to ensure that every child will have a gift to open this holiday season. Donated toys will be wrapped and delivered to family shelters and orphanages in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Area. Our goal this year is to raise over 1,000 new toys. Drop off times will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Free skate rental will be issued for all donations (valid January and February Only). Come and skate with Santa Clause or sing Seasonal Holiday favorites with a live chorus.

Item's Needed for Toy Drive


 LOL dolls, Shopkins, Lego Sets, Fingerlings pets, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, Anti-stress and Anxiety Fidget Cube, Dream Works Trolls, Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck, fingernail polish, Big Bratz Dolls 24in, hair accessories, jewelry, Hello Kitty accessories, Doc McStuffin, head phones, 3D Chrystal Puzzels, Tangle toy, Girlie Journals, Little Live Pets, Journey girls 18 in dolls, Password Diary, girls sweat suits, Baby Alive (all races), Easy Bake Oven, Easy Bake Oven refill packets and Pom Poms 

Teen Girls:

 Bath & Body Works, Perfume, Posters, Jewelry, Nail polish, Headphones, Bedding (sheets Twin XL), Gift cards for retail stores and restaurants and sweat suits junior sizes. Woman sizes XS-2XL.  


 s: Lego Sets, Minecraft, Super Hero Capes with Velcro neck closure, Anti-stress and Anxiety Fidget Cube, tall athletic socks, Star Wars themed toys, Wrestling action figures, Ninja Turtle action figures, Super Hero action figures, Nerf footballs, Remote control cars, planes, trucks, and helicopters, Pokemon, Funko Pop Figures, Mario Brothers accessories, Angry Bird Toys, WWE Belt and Walkie Talkies. 

Teen Boys

  Bengal accessories, Axe body spray, Posters, Nike socks, sweat suits and t-shirts, hoodies, basketball shorts, watches, sports compression sleeves, gym shorts, ear bud, Bedding (sheets Twin XL), Gift cards for restaurants and retail stores. Young men sizes SM-2XL. 

Arts & Crafts Supplies (any type but suggestions below):

 Any Cra Z Art Crafts, Large coloring posters, Velvet Art posters large and small, Glitter Flakes, Elmers glue 3D glitter pens, Dream Catcher kits, small stained glass kits, art sketch pads, colored pencils and markers, Crayola art packs, models/building kits, coloring books for various ages, clay to use in kiln, washable paint, foam core boards, drawing paper, How to Draw instruction books, poster boards, stickers, craft sets to paint (bird houses, clay pots, etc.),charcoal pencils/sticks, art chalk, paint brushes. 


 Bounce Off, Head Banz, Seek A Boo, Shopkins Big Roll Bingo, Blue Orange Gobblet Gobblers, Pie Face, Dohdles, Fluxx 5.0 Card Game, Mini Squigz, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, Flash cards (reading/math, shapes), Star Wars Monopoly, Old Maid, Playing cards, The Talking, Feeling and Doing Anger Card Game, Operation, Pictionary, Mancala, Don’t Break the Ice, Chess boards, Connect Four and Life.  

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 95 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

Drop us a line!

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'   

About Maslow's Army

We are an organization aimed at meeting our citizens where they're currently at in their life.

Our team is made up of Certified Peer Support Specialists. Each one of us have walked in the shoes of our city's less fortunate, who struggle from mental illness, drug addiction and alcoholism. You can buy an education; however, our experience is our greatest asset.

I myself was homeless living on the downtown streets of Cincinnati for over 20 years.

I overcame alcoholism and drug addiction. I have been able to manage my mental illness through medication. Now, through my personal experience, it is my turn to give back what I have learned. 

Most organizations are interested in treating the symptoms. Maslow's Army focuses on the disease.

We listen to the needs of our citizens. We share our own experience, strengths and hopes in order to gain their confidence. Our main goal is to build self-esteem and give them a fulfilling purpose.

Kenny Martin


Who Was Kenny Martin

Our Dear Friend and Extended Family Member, Kenny Martin Was Found Dead Huddled into a Bus Stop Seeking Warmth at Fountain Square, the Day After Christmas.

 Maslow's Army encountered Ken during our first Sunday outreach 1/22/2017. He received a new pair of gloves and a hat, as well as encouragement to make changes in his own life. As the outreach continued to grow, so did Kens involvement with us. Typically Maslow's Army volunteers must obtain housing before working along side of us. This was not the case with Ken. We took a special interest in him, as we saw his hard work and dedication to change. Kenny started working a full time job, and was able to get into housing within weeks of mentoring to him. Kenny was a Maslow's Army volunteer who served for over 6 months. Although Kenny had a slip a few months back, we never stopped encouraging him to regain his focus. Kenny was a friend to all who knew him.


Fifth Third Bank

Maslow's Army partnered with Fifth Third Bank making over 300 bagged lunches for those experiencing homelessness and addiction. Included in these lunches turkey sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and bottled water.  

Maslow's Army along with Fifth Third Bank handed out these bagged that same afternoon.

Our Partnership with LaRosa's Pizza

Maslow's Army has a partnership with another hometown hero, LaRosa's Pizzeria. Currently we go through 700 slices (desert and water included) in just over an hour so your contributions are welcomed and needed. As our outreach continues to grow so do the food demands. Please consider making a donation today as Maslow's Army is privately funded mostly by our own staff. 

Clifton Mosque

Every single Sunday Maslow's Army hands out over 200 hundred bagged lunches which the Clifton Mosque so generously donates to us. They have come down on many occasions to volunteer with our outreach as they love the fact that we just promote meeting the basic human needs and promote all religions. 

Texas Roadhouse

Maslow's Army and Texas Roadhouse partnered to distribute free meals at the "Taste of Cincinnati" This was Maslow's Army second year participating in the event. At Maslow's Army we believe everyone should get to participate in the Taste of Cincinnati. This year along with Texas Roadhouse we distributed over 200 pounds of pulled pork sandwiches along with bottled water, pop, fruit, and dessert. We were truly grateful for Texas Roadhouse for their donation and for coming out to serve alongside Maslow's Army at the Taste of Cincinnati.

Gateway Community and Technical College

Maslow's Army Co-Founder's Samuel and Susan Landis are both Alumni of Gateway Community and Technical College who sponsored a Sunday outreach. To partner with their former college was an amazing opportunity.


Maslow's Army is proud to announce our newest partnership with 3CDC. Every Saturday in December!

Each Saturday in December (through December 22nd) 3CDC and Maslow’s Army will be teaming up on Fountain Square to ensure that every child will have a gift to open this holiday season. Donated toys will be wrapped and delivered to family shelters and orphanages in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Area. Our goal this year is to raise over 1,000 new toys. Drop off times will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Free skate rental will be issued for all donations (valid January and February Only). Come and skate with Santa Clause or sing Seasonal Holiday favorites with a live chorus.