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The Eight

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, First Aid, Job Training, Youth Development - Business

Mission: To Promote "Wellness" and Provide Life Changing Opportunities to Diversified Communities.

Results: Since 2006, The Eight has help over 10,000 Youth, Women and Families make multiple steps toward adulthood, continued education, home ownership, improved health and financial independence.

Target demographics: Promote "Wellness" and Life Changing Opportunities to Diversified Communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 Families, 300 Youth, 25 Nonprofits, 450 Individuals/Entrepreneurs,900 Health Screenings

Geographic areas served: Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and Los Angeles County

Programs: Healthy Infants, Women, Adults & Youth (HIWAY) When In Need Distribution (WIND) and INOV8 Creative Programs

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have helped so many people with food , wellness programs , helping people getting on their feet , giving a hand up getting people back in the work force ,I have seen first hand the compassion given to any women / men we have sent to theeight .

CircaL

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The sincere dedication of THE EIGHT is one of the key strengths of this nonprofit. Endless first responses to underserved family crises. Tapping into innovative ways to provide access to resources while never losing the "brother's keeper" approach.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping children and their families regain hope, confidence and dignity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This amazing organzation has provided A Child's Dream-CA with countless hours of resoure and literature on how to take health in our hands!

Thank you The Eight for showing us how to take control of our lives!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for all that you do! There ha not been one occasion that you failed to meet the meets of a family in crisis!

Your organization is well respected by so many of your peers!

Continue to soar!!!!

C. Steptoe

Jemeker-Champ H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the Eight program they have been a great help to me and so many others, so happy to have beautiful people with a vision and a word.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so thankfull for the Eight program they have been helping me out for years , very helpful and kind.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Each year The Eight nonprofit continues to provide access and solutions to under-served communities through strategic partnerships and compassionate outreach.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit helps so many people and does not seem to receive the credit they deserve and perhaps its because they focus on getting the job done and the people they help and not so much on self-serving accolades.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Eight is a great nonprofit because of its ability to keep connected in the community and the needs of people!

1 manymoms

Client Served

Rating: 5

Free health screenings, prenatal care referrals, back to school supplies, holiday giveaways, earthquake preparedness, parenting classes, food, clothing, and always willing to help anyone in need. THE EIGHT is our angel. Moms sincerely appreciate this nonprofit, especially when times get hard and we don't know what to do or where to go. This nonprofit has come to the rescue.

1 dad_advocate

Client Served

Rating: 5

THE EIGHT nonprofit cares about the wellbeing of families including FATHERS!

1 Friends_of_THEEIGHT

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit helping the community to become emotionally and physically well. This nonprofit never toots its horn but the generosity and community care speak volume.

nholdings

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

THE EIGHT nonprofit has helped people become well in so many ways. I especially like to bring attention to a fact that when an unforeseen crisis is brought to the attention of the nonprofit they do everything in their power to help. For example, an expectant mother was homeless and THE EIGHT with the assistance of First Steps was able to provide her with proper prenatal care and also representatives from the nonprofit reached out to multiple shelters (which all were filled at the time) but they continued to call long into the night until they found a shelter for the mom and her two unborn babies. This is one of the multiple examples in which THE EIGHT assist women, children, and families during times when they need help the most.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have benefited from the service of The Eight and now I am excited to give back to a nonprofit who have given to the people in the community -I included. Thanks to The Eight!

WeSing

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great charity to volunteer and actually see positive change!!!!

print4cause

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Print4cause has worked closely with THE EIGHT for over 12 years and have discovered their passion to help never grows tired.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

THE EIGHT is GREAT! They sincerely care about the wellness of all people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

THE EIGHT is a strong, powerful, and competent organization that is changing how the Coachella Valley views wellness. Not only as physical wellness but also, social, occupational, spiritual, environmental, financial, intellectual and emotional wellness. The organization provide wellness and safety workshops and pop up events to promote the importance of viewing wellness and safety as one.

1 brainiaced

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very happy to let everyone know about the wonderful assistance The Eight nonprofit provided to me during a dark time in my life. I lost my job and did not know where to turn. I search on the internet "nonprofits near Palm Springs" and several organizations showed up in the search. I attempted to reach many of them and many either did not return my call or could not help. Finally, I call The Eight and left a message over the weekend. To my surprise, I received a call on Sunday and I explained my situation to the wellness coach. I was not given false hope but what I was empowered to the point, I was able to establish a realistic plan of action. They did not strip me of my power to make decisions that work best for me. They listened to me and by doing so, I heard myself and discovered so many options I had in front of me. The founder of The Eight has a saying "Look In Your Hands" and now I understand... In addition to the wonderful chat, I was provided a list of resources. I am pleased to say that I am employed and now volunteer for The Eight as often as I can. Many people have no idea, including me until now, how much The Eight is helping people of all ages in the Coachella Valley. Thanks to The Eight, for helping me in an area that was dark and now I am shining bright with enthusiasm!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Even though we are a small organization we have a huge commitment to serving the community. We will go the extra mile, and even if we can't finish the race we will pass the torch to the appropriate resource so the community we serve will benefit. This is why I love being a part of this organization, we are the little engine that could !

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Eight is one of the few grass root organizations that takes time and care along with much needed basic resources directly to the economically disadvantaged communities in the Riverside County area. By connecting life resources with people in need without destroying dignity in the process has proven to be a key strength. The Eight advocates a support-based reform agenda with the primary goal of providing strategically aligned necessary resources to each person seeking our services. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach for the pinnacle of success which is to lead a healthy and productive life.

1 carollangley

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am excited to be a volunteer of The Eight. The founder Alicia Hollins is such a kind and empathetic spirit. She is a true inspiration. This nonprofit understands the importance of reciprocity and the importance of being non-judgemental. They are a handful of human beings helping human beings by offering tools toward self-sufficiency to include the formula of leading a well-rounded life in order to be well. I wish more people would donate to The Eight as they have very limited resources. They do not have a physical office. I am amazed by how innovative they are by maximizing technology, they conduct virtual meetings and organize volunteers via the internet. They are always partnering with the local and national organization to create "pop-up" events in order to reach communities. The organization functions through a 100% volunteer pool. Which is awesome to know that what you donate actually goes to the programs. I will continue to be of service and assist The Eight with their mission toward making wellness and safety the "norm" in Coachella Valley communities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Eight provide safety and wellness programs that promote a positive culture in Coachella Valley homes, schools and workplaces. I sincerely can appreciate the holistic approach they use to help identify core issues which often deflate total wellness. I personally have struggled with imbalances in my life and now, because of The Eight, I have the knowledge and understanding about the importance of needing all 8 dimensions of wellness as well as how safety is also a key factor I am on the path to a wellness-centered life. Thank you.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Eight programs help educate communities in the Coachella Valley on the importance of wellness and safety. Most think of these two silos as independent concerns when in fact they are interconnected and need to be considered as such. The Eight programs are innovative and have engaged and motivated thousands of people to assess and make changes, where necessary in order to lead a successful lifestyle.

All of The Eight programs are conducted through volunteers, in-kind and monetary donations. Please help this grassroots nonprofit.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Eight is a nonprofit organization that makes a real difference by changing the world every single day. Without federal funding, they still manage to help families in need by embracing the "our brother's keeper" approach and with love, consideration, and care. They promote wellness and safety by educating youth and their families on how to be well balanced. I attended the Great ShakeOut event hosted by The Eight and it was very knowledgeable, We practiced "Drop, Cover and Hold On" drills, The offered free health screenings. Everyone left with a user-friendly Family Emergency Plan forms and encouraged us to discuss with our families a plan in case of an earthquake or unforeseen disaster.