Since November 2018, Poppy Life Care has set out to positively impact our communities and its people who live with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety & Depression. Our hope is to empower families and individuals to help them achieve their full potential and support the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual elements of a human being.
Poppy Life Care by the Numbers
18,680 hours of time donated by volunteers
Over $840,600 value of time donated by volunteers
37 active volunteers creating, promoting & staffing programs
8 active partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations
Community & Corporate Support
In grant funding
Website visitors/month view our educational videos and materials
Percentage of total monthly visitors to our website are NEW visitors
Clients Embrace our Holistic Approach
Individuals and families experience integrated programs and services designed to improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health!
New contacts per month
Clients served in person through the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living (pre-COVID-19)
Clients served online
Clients served monthly through our programming or educational materials
Active partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations
Volunteers are Our Vital CORE
We deeply appreciate our cross-functional teams of volunteers! Volunteers are a pillar to the Poppy Life Care family and success. It is because of our volunteers that the Poppy Life Care mission is alive!
50% of volunteers feel their work at Poppy Life Care “has a great deal of impact”
100% of volunteers feel their time is either “extremely” or “very” appreciated by us
75% of volunteers are “extremely likely” to continue volunteering with us
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programs were quickly developed to help support our clients who could no longer take advantage of in-person Therapeutic Yoga classes. Instead, we launched virtual classes in Therapeutic Yoga as well as Meditation. Close to 2,000 website visitors have taken advantage of viewing our pre-recorded educational videos and registering for live yoga sessions that occur online weekly.
In addition, our Nutritional Program offers online educational resources to improve cognitive health through dietary changes. Information on vitamins, supplements, tutorials on how to read Nutrition Facts labels and easy-to-prepare recipes are available to everyone. Exclusive nutritional-focused content is available to those who subscribe to our Eat Well, Be Well newsletter.
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Hoag In-Person Yoga Program
A few months before the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to hold in-person yoga classes at the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living. Over 60 parents, children and adults attended classes led by our volunteer Certified Yoga Instructors. We received positive feedback from participants about the in-person yoga classes and were encouraged to continue classes designed for children’s participation.
Health Fairs & Events
Through our partnership with Clinic in the Park, Inclusive Education Project and Hoag Hospital, we have been able to provide information and answer questions about Poppy Life Care programs and services through our attendance at various health fairs and events including the OC Autism “Breakfast with Santa” attended by over 200 people, IEP Bridging the Gap Event, and Hoag Family Health Day with over 500 people from the local community attending, Irvine Valley College young adults internship and awareness fairs and more. Poppy Life Care was among the more than two dozen community organizations at an hour-long Resource Fair at the 5th Annual Teen Dating Violence Conference organized by Human Options at Early College High School in Costa Mesa. Over 125 people stopped by our table to learn about how we’re helping the community, and 30% of them signed up for our newsletter.
Poppy Kids Camp
Our annual family event was put on hold in 2020, but we hope to build on the inaugural Poppy Kids Camp event from 2019. Some highlights include:
- Sponsorship by Mother’s Market
- 30 registrants
- 15,000 views on Facebook
- Collaborative speakers included: Inclusive Education Project, Mind Health Institute, Moms Across America and Get in Tune Music Therapy
In addition, our collaborators delivered various educational resources, nutritional guidance, mental health tips and the healing benefits of music for our attendees. Feedback received from attendees emphasized how the day was well-planned and inclusive, with music therapy being a most-liked highlight.