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The Villages at Cabrillo Story

The people who guided CVC growth for more than 20 years reveal the special ingredients that make our community so effective at addressing homelessness.

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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.

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Transitional Housing

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

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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.

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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.

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Welcome to Century Villages at Cabrillo

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 residents and the larger West Long Beach community.  At the well attended festivities, a number of other organizations were recognized including the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services, Mental Health America, Christian Outreach in Action, and Long Beach Rescue

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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 to the Community Garden, located on the west side of the CVC Campus (on San Gabriel Ave., across from the KaBoom playground). You can read more about the project in the latest edition of the Village Anchor

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Samuel Davis – Veteran, Stuntman, Father, Grandfather

If you visit the CVC campus and you are lucky, you will find Sam Davis hanging out in front of the Canteen talking to other veterans or just taking in the sights. Sam is gentle man, easy to talk to, with a quiet manner and piercing green eyes. His hands are like anvils. I try to imagine the fear he must have instilled in Army recruits as a drill instructor, with his 6’4” frame, teaching field survival for those going to Vietnam. They started using Huey helicopters and I taught the guys what to do once they hit the ground. I was 17 years old and the only one in

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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 day,” said Jamie Dean, Program Director for Renewable Energy & Climate at The 11th Hour Project. “It can be a major asset in bridging communities and opportunities, or it can be a barrier. As the urgency to address climate change

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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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