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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

Social Wellness Resource Fair Recap

Last month on September 30th, COMPASS Programs held another quarterly resource fair where community partners come together to inform each other of the services and resources available to the young adults in the COMPASS Program. Each quarter focuses on one of the four aspects of wellness: Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, and Social. This time around, the theme centered around Social Wellness, featuring two community colleges, a local boba shop, a wellness center for Transitional Age Youth (TAY), and the La Verne Heritage Foundation.

The first to present was SolFlower, a local boba and snack shop in La Verne. They discussed their involvement in community events, like fairs and farmer's markets before and during the COVID pandemic, giving customers the option to enjoy their tea and food outdoors. They also showed pictures of the shop and the steps they are taking to ensure safety for staff and customers including plastic barriers, mask mandates, and social distancing. With these precautions in place, young adults can feel safer socializing at their local café. Check out SolFlower’s Instagram to keep up with the latest about their shop!

Next up was Citrus College, a local community college in the area. Citrus College offers supportive services to students that can connect them to resources they need, like housing, mental health care, and CalFresh benefits. Beyond providing access to these crucial services, Citrus College offers over 70 student activities per semester! With options like social justice and cultural events, student government, ally training, and special interest clubs, students are bound to find something that suits their interests. This semester, all student activities are being held virtually to protect students during the pandemic. In-person activities will hopefully return during the Spring semester. Check out their website to see how to get involved!

Third to present was Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), a community college in Walnut. Similar to Citrus College, Mt. SAC has supportive services to connect students to the resources they need. Additionally, their REACH program is specifically designed for current and former foster youth and provides extra support, specialized workshops, and socializing opportunities with peers. Mt. SAC also offers its own array of clubs and activities for students, including networking mixers that can introduce students to potential employment opportunities. Clubs are held in person or virtually, depending on what that club chooses. Check out all the clubs at Mt. SAC this semester on their website!

The following presenter at the fair was Tri-City Wellness Center. Tri-City is one of our closest partners as they offer a wide range of services ranging from housing support, to mental health services, to programming for TAY in their wellness center. To address social wellness, they discussed the weekly groups they host for TAY. The groups are held both in-person and virtually, giving youth the option to participate however they feel most comfortable. With groups like self-care, game night, and pizza parties, TAY have a safe space to socialize and connect with their peers. Check out their TAY Resource Center webpage to see their full calendar!

The final presenter of the afternoon was the La Verne Heritage Foundation. The La Verne Heritage Foundation has been a pillar in La Verne since the 1880s, hosting educational and entertainment events for the community. This fall they will host their annual Pumpkin Patch festival all month long, open to the public on weekends with a petting zoo, tractor pull rides, pumpkins of all sizes, and a vintage car show! All activities are held outdoors and are open to the public, check out their Events page for more information!

COMPASS Programs is grateful for our community partners and all the wonderful opportunities to socialize they provide to the young adults in the program. Follow @COMPASSPointCenter on Instagram to get the latest updates about our next Resource Fair focused on Physical Wellness this winter!

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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