What about the building?

The 4 story brown building on the corner of 5th and Elm in Long Beach was built in1922 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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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.        

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