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.






 Your support helps those with mental illness live with quality and equality.



Ways to Give

We welcome your interest to support the work we do to ensure that people with mental health needs receive help and become participating, productive members of our community.

 There are different ways you can help support our programs:

Monetary Gift - We are a 501c3 non profit organization. Your donation goes to our programs that help people who live with mental illness. To donate, please click here.

Gift In-Kind - We are always in need of new and/or gently used clothes as well as toiletry items for those people we serve who are without permanent housing. To find out more about clothing donations, please click here.