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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

Intellectual Wellness Resource Fair

This past Tuesday, COMPASS Programs hosted their quarterly Resource Fair centered around Intellectual Wellness. For the first time since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, participants had the option to attend the event in person as well as virtually through Zoom. Five participants viewed presentations from six community partners in the COMPASS Point living room.

Six community partners, including Citrus College, the LA County Library, Mt. San Antonio College, American Beauty College, Tri-Community Adult Education, and Tri-City Mental Health Services, joined with COMPASS Programs to share the various resources and programs available to transitional aged youth that promote education, skill development, and mental wellbeing.

The young adults in attendance learned about several local community colleges that offer low-to-no-cost programs for associates degrees, certifications for a multitude of career paths, life skills, and hobbies. Participants were also introduced to the wealth of resources available at LA County Public Libraries, including a robust and free curriculum centered around job attainment taught by a host of industry professionals that can be accessed in-person or on their YouTube channel. The library also loans out laptops and hotspots for up to six weeks! Tri-City Mental Health Services discussed opportunities to get involved working in mental health through their service-learning program where young adults can gain hands-on experience in the field and explore different aspects of the system.

COMPASS Programs would like to extend a huge thanks to all the wonderful organizations who presented at the Intellectual Wellness Resource Fair! It is incredible to see how much work the community is doing and how COMPASS participants can benefit. We look forward to our continued partnership and are excited for our next Resource Fair in September focused on Social Wellness!

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Youth Internship Hours


  • Housing Provided


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