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

Fighting for Recovery – 2013

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An advocacy piece outlining counterarguments to several common anti-recovery arguments

Tuesday
Dec062011

What’s Really Different About Recovery? A Personal Commentary about the Transformation Process – 2005

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A dramatization of what it’s like to walk into a skeptical room trying to push recovery

Tuesday
Dec062011

A Recovery Based Program Inventory – 2004

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A set of questions useful for an internal self evaluation and discussion of how to become more recovery based

Tuesday
Dec062011

A Guide for Recovery-Oriented Leaders- 2005

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A brief overview of the four values – hope, authority, healing, and community integration – we use in our recovery oriented leadership workshops

Tuesday
Dec062011

Strategies for Promoting Recovery to Mental Health Professionals – 2009

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A brief set of 8 approaches useful in promoting recovery based change with established mental health staff

Tuesday
Dec062011

Facilitating Recovery Based Transformation: Where Are You? – 2006 

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A discussion guide following five stages of transformation to help plan transformation steps

Tuesday
Dec062011

Creating a Recovery Based Transformation Plan – 2005

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A tool for creating teams of line staff and consumers to empower them to take actions they choose to promote recovery

Tuesday
Dec062011

A Roadmap to Recovery Based System Transformation – 2008

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A description of the administrative tools and strategies that can be used to promote system transformation based upon our experiences with LA County DMH

Tuesday
Dec062011

Speaking Out in Public – 2006 

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A copy of a speech outlining the goals of the recovery movement for changing our community and the way people with mental illnesses are viewed

Tuesday
Dec062011

Keeping Perspective and Staying Sane -2006

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Some tips for transformation leaders to keep us going

Tuesday
Dec062011

Including Psychiatrists in Recovery Advocacy and Planning – 2011

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A plea for collaborating with psychiatrists to implement recovery transformation

Tuesday
Dec062011

Spreading the Village – 1999

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A list of a dozen “putting beliefs into practice” items that programs seeking to “replicate the Village” should look at

Tuesday
Dec062011

Wish List of Broken Rules -2004

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A list of changes in administrative “rules” that would remove barriers and promote becoming a recovery based system

Tuesday
Dec062011

Recovery Based System Transformation Strategies: What Should We Do? - 2004 

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A brief set of goals for achieving system transformation that I described when California’s Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act, passed

Tuesday
Dec062011

Socially Responsible Mental Health Services – 2004

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A discussion of public mental health services being not just medically responsible, but also socially responsible

Tuesday
Dec062011

Principles of a Recovery-Based Service System – 2005

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A brief list of service principles based on recovery characteristics

Tuesday
Dec062011

Defining a Recovery Culture-2005 

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A brief early effort to define elements of a recovery culture including different points of view 

Tuesday
Dec062011

Recovery Based System Planning (Part 1 and 2) – 2005

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A comprehensive tool for system and program planning based on three stages of recovery – unengaged, engaged but poorly self coordinating, and self responsible 

Tuesday
Dec062011

The Power of Flow – 2006

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A detailed discussion of the issues around promoting growth and flow in our programs and systems to reduce stagnation, rising caseloads, and increasing front end rationing of services

Tuesday
Dec062011

Designing Transformed Clinics – 2006 

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A practical guide to transform the structure of traditional clinics into a recovery based, growth oriented structure