Programs

‘TAY Has Helped Me Come Out of My Shell’

May 28, 2020
Henry

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Los Angeles County, Julian attended weekly group meetings at the Transition-Age Youth Academy in Long Beach. Every Friday, he and the other TAY students would come together to enjoy food, talk about community issues, and play games. Every so often they would enjoy outings to area attractions like Knotts Berry…

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2 Long Beach Nonprofits Receive Thousands in Grant Funding

February 14, 2020

Two local nonprofits recently received grants from Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center to expand their services. Mental Health America of Los Angeles – which provides comprehensive mental health, housing and social services to low-income housing communities – received $86,000. Century Villages at Cabrillo received $35,000 for its Pathways to Health program, which works…

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For Some of Long Beach’s Homeless With Mental Illness, the Path to Recovery Can Lead Through the Alley

April 5, 2019
Man with back turned wearing AlleyBusters shirt

April marks the two-year anniversary of the establishment of Alleybusters, a partnership between the non-profit Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and the DLBA.  The program, which started in the alleys of the Willmore District, was created to provide an avenue of employment and connectedness for persons experiencing homelessness and a history of mental…

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