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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Tuesday
Jan072014

Recovery and Community Mental Health - 2013 (With David Pollack)

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Book chapter with overview of recovery movement and practice and list of references.  Good introduction.

 

Monday
Dec052011

Recovery with Severe Mental Illness: Changing From a Medical Model to a Recovery Model – 1995

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My first detailed exploration of the recovery model for mental health building on other models of recovery

Monday
Dec052011

Four Stages of Recovery- 2002

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Brief overview of my “Kubler-Ross” four stages of recovery, used for handouts

Monday
Dec052011

A Road to Recovery - 2002 

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My book about recovery with the four stages, lots of stories, and practice

Monday
Dec052011

Person Centered vs. Illness Centered – 2006

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The most transformative mind shift in the recovery model is from illness centered to person centered; both for values and practice

Monday
Dec052011

We Treat Chronic Illnesses, Don’t We? - 2006

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An article introducing recovery to highly medical model staff, meeting them where they are at - treating illnesses as well as they can and proud of it

Monday
Dec052011

My Supporting Roles in Stories of Recovery – 2010

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A theoretical approach to understanding our different roles in supporting recovery depending on the nature of their story – battle, deliverance, journey, or gathering

Monday
Dec052011

What’s Really Different About Recovery? A Case Study – 2011

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A case study differentiating between medical, rehabilitation, and recovery models that concretely describes recovery based services.