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A Journey to a Brighter Future

Our objective at 8 West is to transition 100 young people – our artisans – off the streets and into sustainable employment and housing by 2020. Upon graduating from the 8 West program, our artisans gain worthwhile experience and valuable skills to carry themselves into long-term employment and brighter futures. Become part of our artisans’ brighter journeys today through shopping our soaps or donating to Urban Street Angels.

For some 8 West products, we sign the packaging to commemorate our effort, and to connect our story with those who support us by providing the #HandUp off the streets with their purchase. It's not always easy to share our stories, there's a lot of stuff we've been through. But hope and opportunity help us to trust again.

Leo8 West Artisan

Your Support Changes Lives

Over 3,000 young people are living on the streets in San Diego. Our model helps transitional-age youth off the streets and into sustainable employment and housing, all while making an all-natural, organic soap you and your family can enjoy at home.