Photo of program participants with GoodwillHaving the support and the strategies are sometimes all it takes to help people gain the confidence and skills it takes to become more self-sufficient.

Building Pride, Purpose, and Dignity Through the Power of Work

Goodwill Employment WORKS is a supported employment program providing individualized job placement and retention services to adults living with a mental health diagnosis. Each program participant works with an employment specialist to identify promising job opportunities, succeed in the workforce, and achieve professional goals.

I know that God has put the Goodwill program within my path. It has been a blessing to find it and my employment specialist. Before them, I thought there was no hope for me to find work. The first two weeks of work were the happiest two weeks of my life; I was the happiest woman in the world. I have never been happier now that I have a job. I thank God and Goodwill’s EmploymentWORKS program.

Laura, EmploymentWORKS program participant

Employment WORKS offers:

  • Individualized program planning and assessment
  • Job placement into competitive employment
  • Unlimited job coaching and on-the-job support
  • Ongoing work-based vocational resources
  • Work incentives and benefits planning
  • Work experience opportunities

Continue reading about eligibility and qualifications.


EmploymentWORKS has two convenient locations:

North Orange County:
714.638.1741 or

South Orange County:
949.900.0550 or

Program Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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