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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

Honoring Our Heroes

September 11, 2021, marks the 20-year anniversary of the four terrorist attacks perpetrated on US soil, taking the lives of over 3,000 people that day and leaving a lasting impact on the health of over 60,000 people, a large portion of which were first responders to the event. While the 9/11 attack and the COVID-19 pandemic are incomparable, both have had devastating ramifications for the country and the world, with those on the front lines making the largest sacrifices.

The immediate impact of the events on 9/11 not only resulted in the death of thousands of individuals but took a toll psychologically on America and most of the world. One study from the University of California in Irvine found that about 20% of the workers and volunteers who responded to the disaster have suffered mental health impairments, like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. For those who witnessed the events through the media, 60% suffered PTSD-like symptoms like nightmares, rumination, and anxiety about further attacks. The aftermath of 9/11 and the psychological repercussions on the US and the world led to many changes in security and safety protocols, most notably in how we travel and the resources provided to first responders amidst a crisis.

In the year of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, the world turned once again to first responders and frontline healthcare workers to bear the brunt of the burden. The COVID crisis has impacted the entire world, leading to lockdowns, mask mandates, and unfathomable death tolls. While the world struggles to return to “normal,” the psychological impact is hard to quantify. Early studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation show an increase in depression and anxiety, substance use, and suicidal ideation across the board, disproportionally impacting low-income households and people of color. 64% of households with a frontline worker reported that the pandemic resulted in at least one adverse impact on their mental health compared to 56% of all households. Since the beginning of the pandemic, frontline workers have suffered from inadequate access to necessary supplies, overrun emergency rooms, and daily tragedy leading to increasing levels of burnout.

While the events of 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic are disparate, they both demonstrate the immense trust and reliance we have on first responders and healthcare workers and how ill-prepared we are to support them during times of crisis. In honor of the 9/11 Day of Service started by AmeriCorps, the AmeriCorps VISTAs at COMPASS Programs are hosting a month-long event for participants to express their appreciation and gratitude for those on the frontlines of the pandemic. A table has been set up at COMPASS Point with two posters depicting the frontline workers on 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic and a drop-box where the participants have the option to write a letter of support to the healthcare workers at Pomona Valley Hospital who have been working tirelessly to protect the community during the pandemic or to the La Verne Fire Department who have been battling worsening fire conditions over the past few years. If you wish to send a letter of support to healthcare workers at Pomona Valley Hospital or the firefighters at La Verne Fire Department, please email your message to COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org! To learn more about the 9/11 Day of Service and other ways you can get involved, check out the AmeriCorps website!

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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