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COMPASS Programs

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

COMPASS Point Drop-In Center Zoom Preview and Resource Fair

COMPASS Point Drop-In Center Zoom Preview and Resource Fair

On September 30, 2020 David and Margaret’s Compass Point Drop-in Center for Transitional Age Youth hosted it’s first Preview Day and Resource Fair.  It was a successful event with about 54 guests attending the Zoom presentation. Guests attended from The Department of Children and Family Services, Pomona Unified School District, Union Station Homeless Services, Walden Family Services, LACOE, Hathaway Sycamores, Hillsides, Bridges Inc., NAMI Pomona Valley, University of LA Verne, and many others. 

During the presentation Compass Point staff shared a video tour of the space which included an interview with Alex, a Transitional Age Youth (TAY), who shared how the center is already supporting him. The video also demonstrated some of the many services and opportunities Compass Point will offer.  The 1-hour event highlighted all the hard work that has gone into making the center a warm, welcoming and supportive space for Transitional Age Youth in our community.  The presentation also highlighted how many community organizations and businesses are coming together to support Transitional Age Youth providing the resources and guidance they need as they move into adulthood. 

After the Drop-In Center overview the presentation transitioned to the resource fair component.  This virtual (for now) resource fair is a quarterly event that targets specific areas of wellness. The aspects of wellness that are covered during the year are physical, psychological, social, and intellectual.  Focusing on social wellness for this quarter there were presentations from the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center, SHARE, Tri-City, Sol Flower, Citrus College, and Mt. SAC community college. Each organization was able to present the social wellness opportunities that they offer.  It was an informational time, geared specifically to the Transitional Aged Youth to show them not only what resources are available to them, but also how to access them. 

A special thanks to all those who participated in providing feedback throughout this process to make Compass Point Drop-In Center the welcoming and supportive place it is for Transitional Age Youth in our community.  The participation of so many passionate stakeholders ensured the success of the Compass Point Preview Day and Resource Fair.

The caring David & Margaret Compass Point Staff, including our dedicated VISTA volunteers, have worked hard to create a space that is responsive to the needs of TAY and the greater community. We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of their hard work - Thank you! Additionally, we would like to thank the David & Margaret Board of Directors for their vision and commitment which enabled this project to come to fruition. And of course, none of this would be possible without a generous grant from the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation which funded the build out of the space and continues to support some staffing. 

If you would like to learn more about the COMPASS Point Drop-In Center you can watch the preview video here, and you can learn more about it’s creation and services on our website.

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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