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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Monday
Jul182016

Crisis Services

Monday
Jul182016

From ACT to Growth Oriented Full Service Partnership (GO-FSP)

Tuesday
Dec062011

An Overview of the Village –2008

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A lengthy overview of the history, structure, design, values, and funding of the Village

Tuesday
Dec062011

20 Lessons of the Village - 1991

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A short, still fresh list of pragmatic lessons learned in our first year

Tuesday
Dec062011

Wellness Center Ideas - 2004

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An early description of some of the basic principles underlying our Wellness Center a rapidly growing and evolving level of service for self responsible people

Tuesday
Dec062011

Transforming MH Clinical Practices to Implement Recovery – Video Interview Lessons - 2004

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Dan Fisher spent a day at the Village talking to our members on tape and these personal themes emerged.        

Tuesday
Dec062011

Creating a Welcoming Center (with Shannon Legere) – 2005

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A lengthy “nuts and bolts” description of how our Homeless Assistance Program functioned as a welcoming entry to the Village

Tuesday
Dec062011

Village Welcoming Team – 2009

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A one page welcome for new members of the Village describing our program’s values

Monday
Dec052011

Introduction to Full Service Partnerships – 2010

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A lengthy chapter that was never used describing in detail the history, development, and principle based practice of Full Service Partnerships, California’s version of ACT funded by the Mental Health Services Act