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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:
Youth Moving On (YMO) at (626) 765-6010

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

School Success Month

While young adults with a history of foster care earn high school diplomas at similar rates to non-foster peers, less than 2% go on to earn a post-secondary degree compared to 22% of the general population. In the past decade since the introduction of Extended Foster Care, a concerted effort has been made to increase post-secondary degree attainment for transitional age youth. These changes include an escalation of grant money offered to states for supportive programs and services and lowering barriers to receiving federal aid and scholarships. COMPASS Programs has a robust relationship with our local colleges, sharing resources and getting young adults connected to the services they need. In honor of September being School Success Month, COMPASS is highlighting the wonderful programs at the University of La Verne, Mt. SAC, and Citrus College.

The University of La Verne’s Student Outreach and Support (SOS) program is accessible to all students and provides resources, case management, a food pantry, and mental and behavioral support while enrolled. In addition to on-campus resources, SOS assists with accessing off-campus resources to address all aspects of wellness. You can learn more about the SOS program by visiting their website.

The supportive program at Mt. SAC is called REACH, which stands for Reaching, Empowering, Achieving & Completing with Heart. This program is specifically tailored to current and former foster youth and provides priority registration, financial aid assistance, specialized workshops, and social events to meet and interact with peers who have similar experiences. REACH extends beyond campus services by connecting students to additional necessities like affordable housing, MediCal coverage, and CalFresh benefits. By fulfilling basic needs, students can focus their efforts on their education without the extra stress. Check out their webpage for more information!

In 2007, California introduced the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI), requiring all community colleges in the state to offer supportive services to students with a history of foster care to improve access to resources, retention, academic performance, and degree completion. Citrus College is a part of this initiative, offering on-campus services like financial aid assistance, academic support, and counseling to students. Through the FYSI, students have a network of peers and services that address the barriers that stand in the way of success. To learn more about the FYSI at Citrus College, visit their webpage.

The COMPASS Training program is proud to partner with our local schools to provide supportive services and resources to current and former foster youth. Representatives from Citrus College and Mt. SAC will be presenting at COMPASS Point’s Social Wellness Resource Fair on September 30th from 1-2pm on Zoom where they will be discussing the various social opportunities available to students on campus. To register for the Resource Fair, click here.

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