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Apartment Information:

      Our facility is located in Highland Park, CA.  This is in the north part of Los Angeles near the city of Pasadena.  We are on the corner of Figueroa Street and La Prada.  We have 3 different street addresses, 6819-6817 N. Figueroa and 6079 La Prada, Los Angeles, CA 90042.   Our facility consist of 35 apartment units made up of one and two bedroom units.  Rent is currently around $350.00.  Utilities are not included.
      Each apartment is designed for the safety of the deaf-blind.  We have installed smoke detectors and emergency pull cords to enable the deaf-blind to alert our sighted hearing staff to any problems that need immediate attention.  There are currently 8 full-time staff living on the facility and there is someone available 24 hours a day.  There are rails and chains all around the grounds making walking easy and safe.

We also offer the following services:

  • Laundry Room - We have 5 coin operated washers and 5 coin operated dryers as well as an outdoor clothes line for our tenants use. Tenants are put on a weekly schedule with free times available on a first come first use basis.

  • Exercise Room - Our exercise room is equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine, and weight machine. This equipment is available for use anytime on a first come first use basis. We also have a swimming pool which is available during the summer months and a Jacuzzi that is available by appointment.

  • Lounge - Our recreation room is available for company to come and visit and for special gatherings. We have a small Braille library available, as well as an Optelec to magnify reading material for those with some limited vision.

  • Dining Room - We have a full service kitchen where we have special meals for Holidays and other special occasions. We also offer a dinner meal which is served Monday through Friday. The current cost of the meal is $3.00. A menu is printed and brailled every month and you can decide what meals you would like to attend. We do encourage tenants eat at the dining room regularly for the social outlet and to insure one hot meal a day.

  • Office - Our office is open Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 2 pm and from 10:30 am to 12 pm Saturday and 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. We encourage our tenants to use this time to obtain change for the washing machines, buy stamps, or to ask questions or have special needs met.

  • Chapel - We have Sunday School classes every Sunday at 9 am and church services at 10:30 am. Thursday night we meet in the Recreation room for Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 6:30 pm. All services are signed for the deaf and deaf-blind. We invite all tenants to attend these services but attendance is not required. Grace Bible Church for the Deaf is an independent Bible church where the Word of God is taught.

  • Social Activities: We have our own bus and plan one activity each month. Residents are informed of different activities as well as other news in our weekly bulletin. Cost of outings depend on the activities fees and distance traveled. Many of our residents are also involved at the Braille Institute. A bus from the Institute picks up here every Friday. These are various craft classes as well as cooking, and braille. Application must be made to the Braille Institute to register for classes. A recent verification of blindness from your doctor is one of the requirements.
Application Process:

      Prior to acceptance to the facility an application must be completed and then approved by the board. It is important that the tenant is able to live as independently as possible. We will give assistance where needed. A recent medical report and doctor’s verification of deafness and blindness must be included. After an applicant is accepted, they are contacted regarding the availability of an apartment. We currently have apartments available, but in the past there was a need to establish a waiting list. If you are put the waiting list you will be notified as soon as an apartment becomes available.

Contact:   Jim Hansen - Apartment 15 6819 North Figueroa St. - Highland Park, CA 90042-1264   Phone:   323-257-3868
Email:   jhansen@biblicalministries.org
Webmaster:    Daniel Gebhardt