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Permanent Supportive Housing

In 2016, David & Margaret in collaboration with A Community of Friends (ACOF) and Tri-City Mental Health Services, 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 ACOF 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 plays a different role, 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

For more information about other properties managed by EAH, please reach out by:
Phone: (310) 622-9236 or on their website

National Wellness Month

COMPASS Program’s mission is “to increase resources and opportunities for youth facing diverse obstacles as they transition into adulthood through a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness.” Wellness is characterized by a state of health, happiness, and prosperity in four domains: physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. To support Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) on their journey to independence, COMPASS hosts Resource Fairs every quarter focused on these four domains. The emphasis on wellness provides the tools these young adults require for adulthood that they may not have gotten from their families or previous placements. Connecting TAY to community resources that serve their needs increases their overall mental and physical health, allowing them to pursue their goals with fewer barriers.

In March of this year, COMPASS hosted a Physical Wellness Resource Fair where seven organizations presented the services they offer that promote physical health. A few of the organizations in attendance were Planned Parenthood, Luna Healing Wellness Studio, and the Pomona Wellness Community. Planned Parenthood discussed how to access both in-person and virtual health appointments at little-to-no cost as well as their COVID vaccination resources. Luna Healing Wellness Studio highlighted their unique services which included crystal and Reiki healing, sound baths, and guided meditation. Pomona Wellness Community (PWC), a division of LA Public Health, talked about their workshops that are held monthly and cover topics like COVID-19, substance use, and maternal health. PWC also hosts a Fresh Produce Giveaway on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm, the next one takes place on August 25th!

The Intellectual Wellness Resource Fair took place this past June. Participants were invited to attend in-person or virtually to make the event more accessible. Six organizations gave presentations, including three local colleges. The colleges, Mt. SAC, Citrus College, and American Beauty College provided information about the programs their schools offer, including technical training, financial aid assistance, and specialized clubs and services created for TAY. The LA County Library was also in attendance to share the multitude of resources the library system has to offer. Their Work Ready workshop sessions take place weekly and cover various employment topics. Many of their workshops are available on their YouTube channel, making them accessible at any time, and they even loan out laptops and hotspots!

COMPASS Point’s Social Wellness Fair will be taking place next month on September 30th! So far, there are five community partners coming to present about ways to socialize during COVID times. Mt. SAC and Citrus College will be there again to talk about their social clubs that students can join to meet peers with similar interests. Sol Flower, a local boba café, will present their social events featuring delicious teas and treats for the community. The La Verne Heritage Foundation will speak about their multitude of social events like concerts, food trucks, and their upcoming Pumpkin Patch and Car Show. These events are free to attend, open to the public, and help to raise money for the community through raffles and donations. Tri-City Wellness Center, a close partner to COMPASS, will discuss the weekly workshops they have for TAY like Friendly Feud and Pizza, Peers, and Leadership, where young adults can meet and socialize with other youth who have similar experiences. Tri-City also held a “New Normal” workshop on August 13th at COMPASS where TAY participated in a discussion about mental health during COVID-19 and how to safely connect to resources, including their social workshops.

Last December was the Emotional Wellness Resource Fair. Six organizations contributed, including National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Tri-City Mental Health Services, and Change Your Algorithm. NAMI and Tri-City host virtual workshops regarding mental health in addition to services like therapy and counseling. Change Your Algorithm has a new lineup of virtual workshops every week where they bring in experts to discuss things like healthy relationships, healing from trauma, coping skills, and embracing your identity. These classes are offered for free and open to anyone who needs mental health support.

Hosting Resource Fairs puts the needs of TAY at COMPASS at the forefront, providing a multitude of resources with low barriers to entry. All four domains of wellness are critical for young adults on the path to independence. By using a holistic approach, TAY at COMPASS have the tools they need to succeed in life beyond their time in the program. To keep up with COMPASS and hear more about upcoming Resource Fairs, subscribe to the monthly newsletter!  

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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