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Villa Esperanza Services assists adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to secure and maintain paid employment in the community. If you are an employer looking for cost-effective employees, please contact us! Our special individuals work in a wide variety of specialties, such as landscaping, office work, retail, and restaurants, and at many large companies, including Burke Williams, Target, and Sprouts. Villa offers job development, ongoing job coaching and advocacy.


  • Significantly improves your bottom line

    With the effect of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, your staffing costs decrease as low as $4.50 per hour. Villa’s professional staff will assist you with your tax credit application and paperwork, ensuring that forms are filled out correctly and filed on time to qualify your business for this important tax benefit.
  • Professional supervision provided by Villa’s job coach – at no cost to the employer.

    Villa provides a job coach to support the employee, ensuring the job is done well and on time.
  • Increases entry level retention by 30%.

    The Department of Labor has shown that employees with disabilities stay employed 30% longer than the average general population.
  • Visible increase in corporate citizenship profile.

    By hiring a disabled individual, you immediately begin to increase your business image in the community while getting a great qualified and motivated employee.
  • Member of Villa Esperanza Services “Partners in Support Network.”

    Villa promotes our employment partners to our greater Villa Esperanza family through mentions on flyers, brochures, social media, and newsletters.
  • Opportunity to bring someone on staff who can inspire not only you and your customers, but also your staff when they witness our client’s ability and sheer determination.

Chuck first joined Villa’s Employment Program in 2011 while working as a Deli Clerk at Vons. In March of 2016 he started working at the restaurant Wingstop. At the beginning, Chuck was not receiving many hours and had some difficulties while preparing food. With help from his job coach, Chuck was able to learn and perform his job effectively, and began picking up more shifts. He displayed such great improvement and dedication that he was awarded employee of the month in April of 2017!


A great example of the success of our Employment Program is Villa's partnership with the Nature Watch, which has lasted over a decade. Nature-Watch President, Harold Gordon and CEO Jeff Salzman, have created a mutually beneficial relationship with Villa Esperanza Services by providing employment for a crew of Villa Esperanza Services clients with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Harold and Jeff’s business provides educational products and craft activity kits designed to teach children about nature. Having had a prior positive experience, it seemed to them that Villa clients might be a good match for their package assembly preparation. The initial crew started in 2006 doing counting, weighing, and bagging. As the clients became increasingly embedded in their company, they began playing a larger part in their day-to-day operations. Current responsibilities include actual assembly of kits into their final form, a task that requires a high level of consistency, accuracy and attention to detail. By employing Villa’s clients Harold and Jeff’s motivation is not only about supporting a charitable cause, for them, it also makes good sound business sense.

“It's been a terrific relationship and I think we all feel it has been a true ‘win-win’”, shares Nature-Watch’s Salzman. “Villa’s clients, under the direction of their job coaches play an integral role in our business. They work hard, they do great work, and they are an absolute joy to work with. We've seen their work and life skills grow and develop through this process. We feel very fortunate to work with Ariel, Juliana, Raluca and Michelle each day. Our job coaches throughout the years have been fantastic - understanding our need for quality control and productivity while at the same time supporting and guiding their clients toward success.”

November 2016 marked the 10 year anniversary of the partnership between Nature-Watch and Villa Esperanza Services. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, Nature-Watch President Harold and CEO Jeff, along with Villa Esperanza clients, job coaches (current and former), Villa management and executive team members all joined together for a cake celebration.


  • Additional ways Villa provides quality business-friendly solutions for your employment needs:

  • Trial periods available
  • Marketing your business on our website and newsletter
  • Flexibility
  • Beginning and ending work as needed
  • With our supported group employment, Villa pays worker’s compensation
  • Providing month to month contracts
  • Monthly billing
  • Willingness to adapt the job to your specifications
  • Job coaches to ensure smooth operations
  • Partnership and collaboration with you to grow your business
  • Low turnover and high quality employees
Contact Us

 Villa Esperanza Services / 2116 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107

Tel: (626) 449-2919 / Fax: (626) 449-2850


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