Supported Employment

Photo of Goodwill-trained worker serving food to soldiers at Camp PendletonCamp Pendleton is one of the many area companies who benefit from Goodwill’s supported employment services. Currently several Goodwill-trained workers have jobs in food service at the Oceanside facility.

Earning a Sense of Independence

Enhancing the quality of life through independence. That's what we strive for. Getting people up to speed on what they need to achieve their fullest potential.

Job training. Money management. Communication skills. Transportation access. All the basics, even street safety. We prepare our program participants not only for employment, but for earning a true sense of independence — along with a smile-inducing paycheck.

Most people have natural advantages. Others, not as many. A few words from Nirav's story reveal how these services can make a huge difference in a person’s life.

I couldn’t pass the test for permanent employment with the U.S. Postal Service due to a speech disability and the effects of living with cerebral palsy. Through Goodwill I was able to train and obtain a new career. Today I have a new job… and a new baby girl.


Nirav is one of hundreds of adults with developmental disabilities happily working at locations throughout Orange County. Did we mention Nirav loves his job? He’s one of many enthusiastic participants who receive job training and employment services through our successful programs.

Contact Us

If you’re an employer or likely program partner why not contact us by email or phone? We’d love to hear your ideas.

714.678.1460 or

Goodwill of Orange County’s Supported Employment Program
1601 East Saint Andrew Place
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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