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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

Olivia's Accomplishments

Every year, 20,000 young adults age out of the foster care system, many had been in the system most of their lives. These young adults face a multitude of barriers to living independently, such as lack of access to safe, affordable housing and low levels of post-secondary degree achievement.

Due to Assembly Bill 12 in California, youth can remain in foster care until age 21 to offer support on the journey to adulthood. Many young adults end up in Transitional Housing Programs (THP) after aging out of their foster or group homes, like Olivia who has been with COMPASS Programs for two years. 

Olivia entered the foster care system at age 15 after her father was incarcerated and then deported to his home country and her relationship with her mother became unhealthy. “The experiences of my childhood have made it difficult for me to support myself financially,” Olivia reflects, but this has not stopped her from pursuing her dream of being the first in her family to earn a college degree. 

Through COMPASS Programs, Olivia received safe housing, financial aid assistance for college, monetary compensation while she completes classes at a local community college and works full-time while preparing to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a degree in Social Work. Olivia wants to “help other foster youth who experienced similar backgrounds as [her]self” and “hope[s] to help other youth graduate high school and attend college” like she is doing. 

Olivia also benefitted from the linkages COMPASS Programs has in the community, receiving a refurbished laptop from a generous individual who donated five laptops to the program. This coming fall, Olivia will be attending California State University of Los Angeles, her dream school. Her hard work and resilience will be a huge inspiration to the foster youth she will work with as she continues her journey in the field of social work. COMPASS Programs is so proud to support young adults like Olivia and will continue to provide these essential services so all youth can achieve their goals. 

COMPASS Programs are now accepting applications! To learn more about COMPASS Programs, visit our webpage or check out the most recent edition of the COMPASS Newsletter! Email COMPASS@davidandmargaret.com or talk to your case manager for more information on how to apply! 

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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