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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

CVC to receive Port of Long Beach Community Mitigation Grants!

We are pleased to report that CVC is the recipient of two new grants from the Port of Long Beach’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Grant Program.  The purpose of the Port’s $5 million grant program is to fund projects that reduce, avoid or capture greenhouse gas emissions.  In February 2012, CVC submitted grant applications for 6 distinct projects across valued at more than $1.2 million.  We are very pleased that the Port has awarded funding for two projects that are both high impact and high visibility: (1) CVC’s first solar generation facility at Casa de Cabrillo, and (2) An urban forest at the western edge of the CVC campus.   With a

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Another Planning Award!

Following up on its receipt of the Social Change and Diversity Award from LA’s APA chapter, CVC was nominated to receive the State version of the award.  We were recently notified that CVC has been selected to receive the Planning Achievement Award for Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity from the State of California APA chapter.  The award will be bestowed at the State APA Conference in October in Rancho Mirage.  This award, like its local version, is a testament to CVC’s many partners who help to create the human change we seek.  Again, CVC would like to thank The Planning Center DC&E for its nomination and ongoing support of our

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CVC Receives Planning Award!

We are pleased to announce that on June 28, 2012 CVC received the 2012 Paul Davidoff Social Change and Diversity Award from the American Planning Association, Los Angeles Section. The honor was bestowed at an Awards Ceremony at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City and pays tribute to the tremendous partnership between the City of Long Beach, Century Villages at Cabrillo, Century Housing and many other groups that have had a hand in creating the Villages. Paul Davidoff was a planning theorist who believed that planning is about much more than simply the physical environment and ultimately includes the social and economic fabric of a community. It has taken

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We need your help! Please consider supporting our Adopt-a-Camper program

During the school summer break, many of the residents at the Villages at Cabrillo have few options for their children once school is out.  Traditional summer camps cost about $200 a week.  For the children at CVC, these camps are unaffordable and out of reach as many of our families are currently homeless or have limited income.  CVC is committed to providing our youth with the same opportunity for enrichment programs that other children in the community have access to.  With your help CVC plans to offer a 9-week Summer Enrichment Camp to 30 children.  Each week the camp will have a different theme that will expose the youth to new

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Campus Social Hall to be Improved by Volunteer Event: Sign up now!!!

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 Century Villages at Cabrillo will host a community volunteer event organized through a collaboration with Rebuilding Together Long Beach and Big Sunday.  Volunteers will paint the interior of the campus social hall, an iconic space at the Villages at Cabrillo that was once home to social functions at the former Navy housing site.  Today, the Social Hall serves as a gathering space for resident groups and community meetings at Century Villages at Cabrillo, an organization whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness.  Additional volunteers are needed and the volunteer event is open to the public.  Please RSVP to Amber Bradshaw at (562) 388-7810. 

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Dedication of Campus Landscape Barrier and Arbor Day Celebration

On Friday, April 27, 2012, Century Villages at Cabrillo will celebrate Arbor Day through the Dedication of its Campus Landscape Barrier. The Barrier is comprised of carefully selected trees planted along the western perimeter of the Villages at Cabrillo campus. The Dedication ceremony will commemorate the planting of 191 trees which serve as a natural filter of localized air pollution to the 1,000 residents of the campus, including more than 400 children.  City of Long Beach 7th District Councilman, James Johnson, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  The community event is open to the public.  Please RSVP to Beulah Ku at 310-642-2003.  For more information on the Barrier, please visit:

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