On March 6, 2013 Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia recognized Brian D’Andrea with a Go Long Beach award. Brian was recognized alongside several dozen other community leaders. About this recognition Brian remarked, “everything we do at the Villages at Cabrillo is about collaboration. It truly takes a village to effectively combat homelessness and I am so proud of the incredible collection of agencies and staff that are working with us. This award is a testament to the tireless work of this collaboration to bring about an end to homelessness.”
Read about our planning efforts to create the Villages at Cabrillo community, featured in a recent CalPlanner publication
Thank you to all of our partners who have contributed to development of our community, including The Planning Center, Melendrez, the City of Long Beach, the County of Los Angeles, John Hancock, and Cantwell-Anderson among many others.
The Winter Holidays can be a difficult time of year for the families at the Villages at Cabrillo. Many of our families have recently moved into permanent housing after residing in homeless shelters or living on the streets. Because of this many of our families continue to struggle to make ends meet and most of our families will find it difficult to provide their children with Holiday gifts and dinners. Your donations can help to make sure that all of the families at the Villages of Cabrillo are able to experience a holiday season that is special and meaningful by providing food baskets and holiday presents for the entire family and/or contribute to the site-wide Holiday party. How can you help?
Holiday Toy Drives
If your company would like to set up its own toy drive at your business location please contact us.
An individual or group can choose a family from our list to help provide them with presents for the holidays. CVC will provide you with a brief description of the family, names, ages and sizes and a few items that each member would like for Christmas.
Donating your time is an important way for us to coordinate and plan events at the Villages at Cabrillo. We desperately need volunteers to help staff our Resident holiday party, sort toys and gifts from the toy drives and put together food baskets for the families.
For more information on how you can help contact Jaylene Westfall at 562.388.8082
or via email at Oasis@centuryvillages.org