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Social Impact Report

CVC's supportive housing model is 10x more cost effective than the alternative societal cost of homelessness!

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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

Help Fight Air Pollution at CVC and Adopt-a-Tree!

We need your help to improve air quality for hundreds of children and residents at the Villages at Cabrillo! With a population of 1,000 residents, CVC is home to more than 400 children who are exposed to air pollution from the surrounding ports (Long Beach and Los Angeles), refineries, freeways, and railyards. Over the years, CVC has sought to address this reality through various health initiatives, including a partnership with the UCLA Breathmobile which provides periodic campus visits to help educate, diagnose, and treat those suffering from respiratory health issues. Our latest and most ambitious effort is to plant close to 200 new trees that will protect and beautify

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Steve Colman participates in Annual Principal-For-A-Day Program at Hudson School

On December 7, 2011, Steve Colman, VP, Property Operations for Century Villages participated in the Annual Principal-For-A-Day program and served at CVC’s neighborhood Elizabeth Hudson K-8 School. Principal-For-A-Day is an event that brings community members from the Greater Long Beach Area into local schools in the role of the principal.  It is co-sponsored by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the Long Beach Unified School District and the Long Beach Education Foundation.  This year, every school in the district participated.  Each Principal-For-A-Day was given the opportunity to interact with students, teachers, parents and administrators through classroom visits, meetings, testing and playground supervision.  Steve got a birds-eye view of what

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Rebuilding Together Long Beach: Make a Difference Day at CVC

As part of the national Make a Difference Day festivities on Saturday, October 22nd, CVC teamed with Rebuilding Together Long Beach and brought to campus approximately 40 volunteers who spent the day painting the entire exterior of our South Administration building, which houses the VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) and the administrative offices of US Vets.  In addition, volunteers painted the interior offices and training room of the building occupied by another of our service providers,  Los Angeles Habitation House.  The day started out at 7 AM, in a dense fog but the sun soon burned through and it was a gorgeous and bright sunny day with temperature in

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CVC hosts supportive housing visitor from Australia

On October 7th, CVC hosted a visit from Ken Marchingo, CEO of Haven, the only fully integrated housing and supportive service provider in all of Australia.  Based in the State of Victoria, Haven has been providing services to Australia’s homeless community for more than two decades.  Similar to CVC’s continuum of supportive housing, Haven provides a variety of housing types from short-term emergency housing, to transitional and long-term affordable rental housing, all enhanced with supportive services.  CVC was pleased to learn about the affordable housing industry in Australia and welcomed the opportunity to share its housing campus with Ken.

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CVC Awarded CSBG Grant through Long Beach Community Action Partnership

In late September, CVC was awarded Community Services Block Grant (“CSBG”) grant funding through Long Beach Community Action Partnership.  This CSBG grant will ensure continuity of community-wide resident services at the Oasis Community Center from October through year end and will build upon the tremendous work of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles and CSULB’s Center for Community Engagement over the past 3+ years.  Specifically, the grant will focus on providing critical employment-related services such as skill development, financial literacy, job preparation, and job placement.   These services will be made available to all CVC residents, including veterans and families.  For more information, please contact Jaylene Westfall at (562) 388-8080 or email

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CVC joins Home for Good Initiative

On July 27, 2011 CVC signed on to the Home for Good movement, a joint initiative of the United Way of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016.  CVC is proud to partner with the more than 80 organizations and agencies across Los Angeles in this monumental effort to end homelessness.  To learn more about the Home for Good action plan, click

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