What about the building?

The 4 story brown building on the corner of 5th and Elm in Long Beach was built in 1922 and was originally the AT&T Overseas Operator Building. After the Long Beach Earthquake in 1933 the building was rebuilt and continued to be used as a telephone operator’s building.

The building stood vacant for a while and was purchased in the 1980s for conversion to an office building; the developer improved the building seismically but did not complete the project.

MHA bought the vacant property on January 2, 1990 to use as the site for the Village.






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MHA Village is an adult integrated services recovery program of Mental Health America of Los Angeles. By focusing on the whole person, we assist our members as they journey toward recovery from mental illness. As a pioneer of the recovery movement we have been proudly serving the community of Long Beach since 1990.









NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

MHA is pleased to be part of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Outreach Partnership Program, through which we help disseminate information and distribute materials on a variety of mental health topics.

We invite you to receive regular mental health education updates from us. Send an email to development@mhala.org, and we’ll be sure to include you on our list.