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 currently has relationships with local universities for a number of internship spots.  Speak with your school’s academic advisor or professor to see if your school currently has an internship program with us.  

For more information regarding internship possibilities, please contact Eugenie Boiadjieva, LCSW, at eboiadjieva@mhala.org