St. Anne’s has opened its permanent supportive housing complex, Beverly Terrace. The platinum LEED-certified building, just blocks from St. Anne’s main campus, houses 39 one- and two-bedroom apartments and the state-of-the-art S. Mark Taper Foundation Early Learning Center. Beverly Terrace residents are families with a history of—or at-risk for—homelessness. Residents include alumna from St. Anne’s Transitional Housing Program for young mothers aging out of foster care, and their children, as well as families from St. Anne’s early childhood and mental health services programs. 30 families, with 69 children under the age of 18 have moved into the building, with the remaining nine families expected to move into their apartments over the next few months.
St. Anne’s supportive services will be available to all residents onsite: case management, mental health and workforce development services and free early childhood education for infants, toddlers and preschoolers at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Early Learning Center. Research shows that this supportive housing model is one of the most effective ways to address chronic homelessness.
“St. Anne’s board and leadership team saw the need for permanent supportive housing years ago as young mothers transitioning out of our care struggled to find affordable housing,” said Andrew Diamond, St. Anne’s interim president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to have completed this project in the midst of a homeless crisis in Los Angeles and look forward to seeing families thrive at Beverly Terrace.” Beverly Terrace was built in partnership with A Community of Friends and designed by architects Egan | Simon. The project was funded with the help of the County of Los Angeles through the Community Development Commission and First 5 Commission, the City of Los Angeles through the Housing Department and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. A number of private donors and foundations also contributed to St. Anne’s capital campaign.