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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


The Holiday Season is an especially difficult time for our families here at Century Villages (CVC). Each of our residents have experienced a history of traumatic homelessness and, through the support of our services, are taking important steps to build a better life for themselves and their children. The Holidays are a time struggle for our residents, and CVC needs your help to become a Secret Santa for a child in need. Last year your generous contributions helped 166 Children, Isabelle one of them. Here is what she shared with us about her experience last year: “Last year my family was homeless, staying in our car and then a shelter. In

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CVC Celebrates the Grand Reopening of its Social Hall

CVC Social Hall Ribbon Cutting

Century Villages at Cabrillo celebrated the Grand Reopening of its historic Social Hall on November 2, 2016. Thanks to a generous gift from Supervisor Don Knabe along with funding from Wells Fargo and The Ahmanson Foundation among others, the $1.75 million investment will allow the Social Hall to reclaim its standing as the center of community activities at the 27 acre Villages at Cabrillo campus. “We are so fortunate to count on the support of partners like Supervisor Don Knabe that have allowed us to restore this historic community asset at the Villages at Cabrillo,” remarked Brian D’Andrea, President of Century Villages at Cabrillo. Located in the heart of the

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CVC Receives APA Award!

Century Villages received APA Award of Merit

We are pleased to announce that last week CVC received an Award of Merit in the Opportunity & Empowerment category for our planning effort associated with Cabrillo Gateway and Anchor Place from the American Planning Association. This statewide award recognizes: “… a plan, program, or project that improved quality of life for low- and moderate-income community residents. Emphasis placed on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. This award also emphasizes tangible results and recognizes the planning discipline and its contribution as a community strategy. The strategy should have been in effect for a minimum of

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CVC welcomes The Guidance Center as our newest on-site partner

The Guidance Center announces our new partnership in their blog. Posted on October 27, 2016 by The Guidance Center The Guidance Center is excited to announce our new partnership with Century Villages at Cabrillo, where we will be providing mental health services directly on-site for its residents. Located in West Long Beach, Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) is a nonprofit community development organization that serves as the steward of the Villages at Cabrillo, with a vision of breaking the cycle of homelessness. In addition to property management, CVC provides affordable housing to low-income families, and offers supportive services which aim to empower residents, restore health and inspire hope. Some of

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Building Bridges

“I, Joanne Arcangel, writer of this article, am a peer with lived experience – meaning I identify with mental health recovery. At the Hacienda of Hope and through our organization, Project Return Peer Support Network, we utilize these experiences to connect with and help others in their journey. It has been amazing to be surrounded by a community that comes together to guide its members in building a stronger foundation – a positive reinforcement of values, relationships, health and life skills. ” Discover more about Joanne personal journey in the Fall Village Anchor

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Social Enterprise Blooms at Changing Spirits

American Indian Changing Spirits Gift

American Indian Changing Spirts (AICS) has a long history of collaboration with CVC and Cal State Long Beach. As a service provider here at CVC and working with the American Indian Student Council at CSULB, it seemed a natural fit for AICS to join with the CSULB Saturday MBA program to work on a Social Enterprise project that could benefit AICS and the MBA students. The MBA Sustainability class also has a long history with CVC, having done many projects on campus, including business plans for the Village Canteen, feasibility studies for the solar carport, community gardens and other projects. Raul Garcia, Director of the AICS program commented, “I really

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