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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

Disability Among Youth in Foster Care

Having a disability presents distinctive challenges for young adults transitioning to independent adulthood. Disabled youth with a history of foster care experience even more significant obstacles, such as being two times as likely to suffer maltreatment in the child welfare system (Larson and Anderson 2005).

The term “disability” refers to a wide range of mental and physical impairments that can vary in degree but can ultimately limit a person’s ability to participate in major life activities, capacity to work, and normal body functioning. It is estimated that around 30-40% of youth in foster care are enrolled in special education and 8% have physical impairments, a much larger percentage than the general population (National Council on Disability). Youth with disabilities suffer higher rates of abuse, leading to overrepresentation in the child welfare system where they are likely to face further abuse by poorly trained social workers, staff, and/or foster parents. Adequate funding for training, accessibility to services and resources, and policies based on current research at all levels, local, state, and federal, is essential to support this vulnerable population.

The Permanent Supportive Housing program at COMPASS supports young adults with disabilities by placing them in accessible and affordable housing, linking them with mental and physical health services, assisting with applying for government assistance like disability payments and CalFresh benefits, and providing life skills training. With the announcement of David & Margaret’s merger with Haynes Family of Programs, transitional age youth with disabilities have more access to programs tailored to their needs, like special education and vocational training.

Young adults with disabilities and a history of foster care deserve the same independence and dignity of all people, which should be reflected through the care and support received from the child welfare system. Please check out COMPASS Programs Donation Tier list to learn how you can make a material difference in the lives of transitional age youth on their journey to independence!

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