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Social Impact Report

The collaborative efforts of more than 20 service providers at CVC bring economic benefits to our residents and the Long Beach community at large.

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Emergency Shelter

Emergency shelter and treatment programs provide basic shelter and care to individuals or families in crisis. Short term in nature, shelter programs seek to stabilize clients and prepare them for more independent living arrangements.

Emergency Shelter Page

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing programs foster independent living skills and self-sufficiency, helping to prepare residents for permanent, autonomous living.

Transitional Housing Page

Permanent Housing

Permanent housing is enriched with supportive services, ensuring that veterans, families, and children have critical resources at their disposal to facilitate continued growth.

Permanent Housing Page

Supportive Services

Residents within any stage of our continuum are supported by an array of nurturing programs and services. These services are geared around increasing independence and self-sufficiency, bolstering the mission of the campus.

Campus Services Page

Welcome to Century Villages at Cabrillo

Long Beach, Century and Affordable Housing: A big day!

Last week, we hosted a Press Conference and Rally at the Villages for Measure H, the County measure on the March ballot which will provide $350 million over a 10 year period for the provision of programs and services to end homelessness. The event was attended by Mayor Garcia, Councilmembers Uranga and Pearce, and other community leaders. Many thanks to our very own René Castro for welcoming our visitors to the Villages and setting the stage for the rally. Here’s a link to the Press Telegram article: http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20170221/long-beach-leaders-urge-residents-to-vote-yes-on-measure-h-sales-tax and the Long Beach Post article:  http://lbpost.com/news/2000010453-mayor-garcia-holds-rally-in-support-of-measure-h-homeless-tax-on-march-ballot. We know from direct experience at the Villages that housing alone is not enough to end

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Be B.O.L.D. After-School Program

Be B.O.L.D is an after school program for kids ages 11-16, developed, organized, and led by Cherisse Goodman, CVC Resident Service Coordinator. This program provides teenagers with the opportunity to “Become Outstanding Leaders and Dreamers.” Cherisse has created a safe space for teenagers to develop their identity, socialize with their peers, and work towards goals they have set for themselves. Be B.O.L.D. has also incorporated CVC’s Occupational Therapy Student Internship program to enhance opportunities for the kids. Tiffany Vintayen, an occupational therapy (OT) student from California State University, Dominguez Hills and Ronnie Dallatore, an OT student from University of Southern California have spent hours with these teenagers in both group

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California Shake Out

On October 20th at 10:20am, Century Villages suffered major damage, injuries and several small fires as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused by a disruption along the southernmost San Andreas fault. This, of course, was not a real earthquake, but a test of CVC’s disaster preparedness during the annual California Great Shake Out Drill. Many service providers, staff and residents, “DROPPED, COVERED and HELD-ON” as they waited out the quake. Shortly after the “quake” ended, CVC’s disaster team along with many other staff and residents went to work. An Incident Command was quickly set-up, volunteer search and rescue and triage teams deployed, and the supply team quickly brought

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Gateway Residents Come Together for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Food Bag at CVC

Thanks to a generous donation from Supervisor Don Knabe, Oasis Resident Services hosted a Thanksgiving potluck for all of the families living at Cabrillo Gateway.  For a few hours, 28 of our households (31 adults and 48 children) were joined by staff from Gateway, the Property Management Office and student interns to eat together and share holiday memories with their neighbors.  The room was filled with the aromas of a fresh Thanksgiving meal including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Read more about our Thanksgiving festivities in the Winter Edition of the Village

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Thank you Mr. Steyer for visiting CVC!

Tom Steyer visits Family Commons at Century Villages at Cabrillo

On November 30th, Century Villages at Cabrillo was privileged to host Mr. Tom Steyer, a leading figure in environmental causes and an environmental advisor to the Obama administration. Mr. Steyer expressed a lot of enthusiasm with the model of permanent supportive housing at CVC and we thank him for taking the time to learn about our

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CVC Polling Place Makes the Vote

CVC Votes with help of PMTV

Election Day was special at CVC.  After years of lobbying the County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder, we finally were granted the opportunity to host our own polling site!  This long-sought opportunity coincided with the creation of a civic engagement concept called Place Make The Vote. Championed by a local community partner, City Fabrick, a Knight Cities Challenge Award was granted to energize civic engagement on election day in underrepresented parts of the city. As a steady stream of  CVC residents and citizens residing in the precinct came to vote on Tuesday, November 8th, they were greeted with coffee and donuts in the morning, pizza and empanadas in the afternoon and the continuous

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