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Permanent Supportive Housing

In 2016, David & Margaret in collaboration with A Community of Friends (ACOF), opened a Permanent Supportive Housing program for disabled and/or special needs families.

This housing complex consists of 28 units for disabled and/or special needs individuals and families who need intensive supportive services and are not ready to live on their own without these resources.

These no-cost, on-site supportive services and resources include:

  • Case management
  • Mental health support
  • Life-skills training
  • Vocational training
  • Necessary resources
  • Specialized community events
  • And more

Some residents have their supportive services provided by David & Margaret and others by Tri-City Mental Health-  each tenant is aware of their assigned service provider prior to moving in.

All units and common spaces in the property are managed by EAH Housing which has over 50 years of experience in expanding the range of opportunities for all by developing, managing and promoting quality affordable housing and diverse communities.  As the management company, EAH enforces the lease to maintain a safe environment for all. This is essential as this affords an opportunity for tenants to learn expectations in a real-world setting, while also having access to a supportive learning environment. EAH is experienced working in supportive housing environments and is able to offer a unique and educational environment for the tenants.

Although each play different roles, David & Margaret, ACOF, Tri-City, and EAH, along with other community providers, work collaboratively to ensure stability for individuals most at risk of homelessness due to their mental health barriers. This model, therefore, promotes sustainable stable/permanent housing for those otherwise most at risk of eviction and ultimately, homelessness.

To be eligible for these permanent supportive housing units, young adults must meet the following criteria:  

Be between 18-24 years of age;

  • formerly in foster care;
  • at risk of homelessness or chronically homeless; and for identified units
  • diagnosed with a mental health disability
  • Actively enrolled in mental health services
  • Youth from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange or Ventura Counties are all eligible to apply for housing here. 

Apartment homes range in size from 700 to 1,000 sq. ft. The Village Common Center provides 1,500 sq. ft. of space for residents to train, study, learn, socialize, and participate in programs of interest. There is also ample gated parking.

This Apartment complex provides the majority of permanent supportive beds in the San Gabriel Valley for young adults.   

Other Disabled and/or Special Needs Family Housing Resources
For information about permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness on behalf of ACOF click here.

For more info about housing resources for TAY on behalf of the LAHSA, please reach out to:
Stephanie Grijalva
YCES Regional Coordinator SPA 3 – San Gabriel Valley
Additional information can be found here. 

For more information about other properties managed by EAH, please reach out by:
Phone: (310) 622-9236 or on their website

5 Questions: An interview with Wayne Wolcott, Supervisor, Transitional Housing Programs

5 Questions: An interview with Wayne Wolcott, Supervisor, Transitional Housing Programs

5 Questions: An interview with Wayne Wolcott, Supervisor, Transitional Housing Programs

A little bit about Wayne: He is Massachusetts born and bred, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sacred Heart University and a masters from the University of Massachusetts in clinical psychology. A doctorate is in his future (eventually), and he hopes to be accepted at the University of La Verne, where coincidentally his fiancée is an English professor. To balance out the stress of his job he plays basketball almost every day, and is “very, very, very into movies – all genres – more streaming and rentals than going to a theater. My fiancée and I like to go to flea markets and bookstores looking for bargains on DVDs.”

What do you like most about working here? “The fact that even though we don’t always see it, we’re making a difference in someone else’s life. To be fair, they don’t always realize it, either. We do hear from successful former clients from time to time. It’s not that we’re looking for gratitude, but it’s nice to hear.”

If you could learn anything, what would it be and why? “I’d love to learn to play an instrument – either piano, guitar, or violin. I have no musical talent, but love music and always have to be listening to something.”

Who is your role model? “My dad, because he’s not a quitter, no matter what adversity faces him. I always try to keep that in mind.”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be and why? “The plan was for me to be a doctor. In fact, I did two years of pre-med. But I wanted to be a surgeon, and I have bad knees, so standing for hours during a surgery wouldn’t be possible. I always wanted to help people, though, and in college my classmates would always come to me to talk about their problems. They said, ‘Hey, have you ever thought about psychology or therapy?’ It’s clear that that’s the way for me.”

What saying or motto do you live by? “I have two: one, ‘every single second is a chance to turn it all around,’ and two, ‘we should concern ourselves less with the pursuit of happiness and more with the happiness of pursuit.”

Our Impact This Year

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