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CVC Celebrates Opening of Anchor Place

Yesterday, the City of Long Beach, Century Housing, CVC, and dozens of partners and supporting agencies celebrated the grand opening of Anchor Place, a 120-unit affordable housing development for families and veterans experiencing homelessness. Located within the CVC campus, the five-story development includes 75 units reserved for veterans experiencing homelessness and 45 units set aside for extremely low-income residents. Anchor Place consists of a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, extensive open …Read More

Health and Housing Hero Recognition for Century!

We are pleased to report that CVC was recognized as a 2017 Health and Housing Hero by The Children’s Clinic (TCC) during a National Health Center Week event at the Villages.  You may recall, we developed a Federally Qualified Health Center within Cabrillo Gateway several years ago.  Since then, TCC has blossomed within the space and the larger Villages community, providing comprehensive, high quality and life-affirming health care services to our …Read More

Meditation Labyrinth Opens!

Great News! CVC has recently received a grant from the City of Long Beach via the Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP) to create a therapeutic garden labyrinth. Last month, project lead Elias Salgado officially opened the garden to CVC residents and spoke about the extraordinary health benefits that this space will bring — the Anchor TV captured the grand opening event in the video above. The Meditation Labyrinth will be the newest addition …Read More

CVC Receives Just Transit Challenge Award!

We are very excited to announce that CVC was named a Just Transit Challenge winner for our work to improve the campus transit hub and provide better access to public transportation! For the second year in a row, The 11th Hour Project has teamed up with key stakeholders in California to bring equitable and climate-friendly transportation solutions to cities across America through the Just Transit Challenge. “Transportation touches all of our lives almost every …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

Gateway Residents Come Together for Thanksgiving

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 …Read More

Thank you Mr. Steyer for visiting CVC!

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 community.