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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 hosts Mental Wellness Event

COMPASS Point Drop-In Center hosted a Mental Wellness Virtual Information Session for Transitional Age Youth in our community earlier this month. With the stay at home orders and increasing virus spread it is more important than ever to know where to find resources to help support your mental wellness during this challenging time.  This is especially true for Transitional Age Youth who are already navigating many challenges such as aging out of foster care, limited housing, and career options, and lack of community to name a few.

COMPASS Point organized this virtual session to create connections for and demonstrate to the young adults what resources are available to them in our community.

About 15 young adults attended the session and spent the hour learning about resourced and asking questions. The hour was super helpful in providing emotional wellness resources from local community resources. NAMI, Tri-City, Pomona Unified School District, Citrus College, Volunteers of America, and Change Your Algorithm all participated and shared how they could specifically support those in attendance. All of us at David & Margaret would like to acknowledge the ongoing support these community agencies and partners provide to the Transitional Age Youth community.  Together we are making these services accessible to this at-risk population.

One thing that was stressed was that there are different agencies and different ways for the young adults to access services and to get the support they need. We also spent time outlining what services are available to them and made sure they know how to access the services directly or who to reach out to to get more information.

While we can not all be together at this time we can still come together to support and educate the young adults we serve. The Mental Wellness Virtual Information Session is a good example of that. All of us at COMPASS Look forward to providing more resources to our community in the coming weeks and months.

If you would like to learn more about COMPASS Programs please see our website.

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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