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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Wednesday
Jan082014

Recovery Based Staff Development Assessment – 2012

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One page tool for staff evaluations based on their career development as recovery professionals

Wednesday
Jan082014

Staff Dealing with Client Deaths and Other Tragedies – 2013

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Intellectual, emotional, and spiritual strategies to help staff rebuild after tragedies

Tuesday
Dec062011

Up Close and Personal: A Plea for Emotional Closeness with Patients - 2004 

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A raw and confrontative discussion about why we stay emotionally distant from the people we’re trying to help

Tuesday
Dec062011

12 Aspects of Staff Transformation - 2004

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A step by step review of the changes our staff went through to transform into recovery workers, useful as a short handout

Tuesday
Dec062011

A Guide to Mental Health Transformation on a Personal Level – 2005

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A short book describing the personal changes we’ll all have to make including consumers and their families, staff, programs and their leaders, systems their administrators and auditors, and the community

Tuesday
Dec062011

Understanding Burnout and Protecting Ourselves – 2011

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An empathetic discussion of six types of staff burnout and how changing our defenses might help