Hillview Mental Health Center was founded in 1966 as part of Pacoima Memorial Hospital and continued as an independent entity after the Hospital closed in 1984. Hillview provides services under contract with LAC-DMH, guided by Chief Executive Officer Eva McCraven and Chief Financial Officer Carl McCraven. It was among the first agencies in the County to develop Assertive Community Treatment and AB2034 programs, and the first mental health agency in the San Fernando Valley to develop permanent low-income supportive housing for adults with mental illness and specialized community housing for Transitional Age Youth with special needs.
The archives tell the nuts and bolts stories of mental health organizations and programs. Here are the letters, proposals, reports, flyers and brochures that explain how the PARTNERS program, the Village, Project Return, NAMI, and MHSA were conceived, developed and grew.