Villa Esperanza Services
Villa Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with disabilities. Founded in 1961 by a group of mothers who believed their developmentally disabled children deserved quality care and education, the program was named Villa Esperanza ("House of Hope") in 1966.
Today, Villa serves over 1000 children, adults and seniors each year. Our clients range in age from 5-86 years old and include individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's, dementia, Down syndrome, mental retardation, and speech or communication difficulties. Villa serves individuals in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties by offering:
A comprehensive school for children and youth to age 22, serving 24 school districts;
A Speech and Language Center serving children, adults and seniors at Villa and in the surrounding communities;
An integrated, community-based employment and work placement program;
A center and community-based day program for adults;
Eight adult residences in Pasadena and one in Thousand Oaks;
An integrated Adult Day Program serving adults and seniors;
An integrated Care Management Program serving adults and seniors in 41 cities;
Independent Living Services program and a 6-unit independent living apartment in Pasadena.