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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

COVID-19 and Youth with a History of Foster Care

COVID-19 and Youth with a History of Foster Care

Youth with a history of foster care are familiar with critical situations. Many have overcome abuse and even homeless by the age of 18, but navigating through a global pandemic is a reality no one could have expected. 

“Just like a lot of people, they’re confused.” Explains Wayne Wolcott, Social Worker Supervisor at David & Margaret. 

“They are hearing a lot of information from many different sources and that confusion can breed anxiety, it can breed depression and it can lead to social withdrawal. And I don’t mean social isolation, I mean a complete shutdown.” 

Almost, if not all youth with a history of foster care struggle with their mental health. Having stability, constant adult support and maintaining a routine are key tools for leading a healthy lifestyle.

“A big part of what we have done to help the youth is give them a voice they can listen to.” Wolcott shares. “We give them the information from the CDC, we email them resources daily, we let them know that even though we are working from home, we are here for them. We have contact with each client, every day. We are making sure that whatever we know, they know and I think that transparency helps provide consistency amongst all the chaos.”

Wayne is the Social Worker Supervisor for the Transitional Housing Program (THP). His compassion and dedication combined with his clinical training and background in psychology has made him an essential support for the youth he works with. 

The THP is a COMPASS Program at David & Margaret, dedicated to supporting youth with a history of foster care by Creating Opportunities and Making Personal Advancements to Self Sufficiency.  These programs are staffed and led by caring individuals like Wayne, and provide essential tools and resources, meeting the youth at their level and preparing them to successfully and independently navigate through adulthood.

Continue to more COVID-19 Updates here.

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