The Villa Esperanza Guild was formed in 1968 to increase awareness of the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Villa Guild spends all year raising money for Villa and we are grateful for all that they do! The Guild marked its 50th anniversary in February 2018. Founded in 1968 with a mission to increase public awareness surrounding the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, the Guild has raised over $1.5 million dollars for Villa’s Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Adult Residential Program.

If you would like to join the Guild, click here to register and pay your Guild dues ($40 a year)!

Video created by Villa Guild President, Joan Feser.

In the past 53 years, the Villa Guild has had some tremendous members that were instrumental in making the Guild what it is today. Many of their family members are still involved with the Guild as well. Though they are no longer with us, we would like to honor their memory and thank them for their many, lasting contributions to Villa.

  • Joan Carmichael
    Mary Hess
    Phyllis Hjelte
    Sally Irving
    Marie Jones
    Cinnie Lewis
    Katie Nack
    Millie Powers
    Helen Vaughn

Villa Esperanza Services 2116 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107 Questions? Contact: Lindsey Harrison at or ‪(626) 449-2919, Ext. 162‬.