Westview Services, Inc.

We Believe In Creating A Better World…One Person At A Time…One Day At A Time

And we’ve been doing just that for 34 years.

We began as an adult center for people with disabilities, and have grown into one of the largest not for profit organizations of its kind. More than 500 employees serve about 2000 clients in 30 programs, each driven by our mission of enriching the daily lives of people through services designed to realize their potential.

Westview Services Offers…A Full Range of Programs to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities ­ and our services are sensitive to the cultural needs of our various ethnic communities.

From our employees to the clients we serve to our business partners, we stand on quality, backed by commitment.

Through Westview Services, Inc., people with disabilities meet the challenges of daily life, gain the tools to be contributing members of the workforce, and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives.

And that’s success for the individual and the community.

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Day Programs

Dedicated to making each moment better than the one before.

Whether it’s social/recreational activities for seniors or meaningful day programs for the profoundly disabled, we believe each day should be positive.

We focus on self-advocacy, self-care and community activities.

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Community Transition Programs

Becoming part of the community step by step Whatever the level of disability, we feel that every individual can be a part of the community. Our services include a range of programs from classes to vocational activities to sports ­ all focused on greater community integration.
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Employment Services

We believe that ­ given the opportunity ­ people with disabilities are capable of earning wages and achieving higher degrees of independence. And we offer the community an invaluable service by linking businesses with a qualified pool of willing workers.
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Successful Hiring

  • Defines the job to meet your needs
  • Qualifies I-9 certified candidates for employer interviews
  • Coordinates interviews for easy employee selection
  • Makes available Sensitivity Training
  • Provides WOTC tax credit information
  • Offers employers job training/coaching at no expense

Staffing Services

Westview Services is a not-for-profit company funded by the state of California to find jobs for people with disabilities and provide on-the-job training/coaching at no expense to the employer to promote a successful employment relationship.
An employer may benefit from Westview’s free staffing service to hire employees with a career dedication to entry-level positions which are typically high turnover jobs. The advantages of using Westview’s staffing services are many, including:

Defines the job to meet your needs
Qualifies I-9 certified candidates for employer interviews
Coordinates interviews for easy employee selection
Provides Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) information
Makes available Sensitivity Training
Offers employers job training/coaching at no expense
Places groups and individuals

Westview for over 20 years has provided the community this invaluable service of linking businesses with a qualified pool of eager reliable workers. Given the opportunity, people with disabilities are capable of creating value for the employer and earning wages to achieve a higher degree of independence.

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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES DATA

Fiscal year 2017 data:

Number of clients placed in regular jobs in the community– 151
90 day retention level – 76%
Average wage of clients working – $11.02 (the starting wage varies between $10/hour and $45/hour)

Fiscal year 2016 data:

Number of clients placed in regular jobs in the community– 150
90 day retention level – 70%
Average wage of clients working – $10.37

Fiscal year 2015 data:

Number of clients placed in regular jobs in the community– 134
90 day retention level – 73%
Average wage of clients working – $9.77

Client Demographics FY 2017:

Age:

18-30 – 32%
31-50 – 55%
Over 50 – 13%

Gender:

Male – 64%
Female – 36%
Unknown – 0

Ethnicity:

Cauc – 49.6%
African American – 9%
Latino – 28%
Asian – 12.8%
Other – 0.6%

Disability:

Developmental Disability – 74.6%
Mental Illness – 12%
LD – 5%
Physical – 7%
BI – 0.2%
VI – 0.2%
HI – 1 %

EMPLOYEE OF THE 2013 SUMMER QUARTER

Westview proudly recognizes Esmeralda Alvarez as Employee of the Quarter. Esmeralda has been with Westview since 2007 when she was hired as a program coach for the L.A. County, Lakewood Inclusion Program. She immediately demonstrated strength in developing and implementing client activities: art, community sports and recreation, parties and social events.

In 2009 Esmeralda was promoted to Senior Coach for MRL Along with more organizational duties, she continued to support and advocate for clients and began making time to regularly contact their parents updating them on their family member and program activities.  She was soon known as the human link between parents and Westview.

Her manager commented “Any conversation with Esmeralda typically includes an idea for improving the quality of the clients’ day.”

As senior coach, a major part of Esmeralda’s time is dedicated to seeking out new activities, developing activity calendars and providing program tours for newly referred clients. Esmeralda has been instrumental in the successful enrollment of five new clients within a twelve month period. She has developed partnerships with local bowling alleys, adult schools, the landmark Watts Tower (art classes), Los Angeles Parks and Recreation and senior and community centers throughout the Los Angeles area.

In August 2013 Esmeralda assumed the Senior Coach duties for the LA County Community Based Program.  Esmeralda is a highly respected and a valuable figure within Westview. She is appreciated by everyone she serves.

Thank you Esmeralda for your Dedication and Service!

Three Westview Nominees Receive RCOC Spotlight Awards

Westview had three of its nominees selected as recipients of the RCOC Spotlight Awards for 2009. These awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations “who stand out as role models of selfless service and dedicated advocacy in working with people with developmental disabilities…”

Virginia Rangel, a client of Westview’s Supported Employment Program, was honored with the Consumer Award. Virginia has distinguished herself as an employee of Home Depot in Huntington Beach since 1992. Virginia was featured on Fox 11 news on September 1 as a part of its Jobshop series. Virginia’s accomplishments extend even beyond the setting of Home Depot. She has been instrumental in working through Home Depot’s Community Service Program to provide special projects for different Westview programs. With Virginia’s help, Home Depot installed a bocce ball court and landscaping at Westview’s Starlyte program in Westminster and provided garden plants for Westview’s Community Arts program in Anaheim, Daystar program in Fullerton, and Starbright program in Santa Ana.

Virginia helped start a new chapter of People First at a Westview location and is its current president. Through People First, she has been a leader in promoting self-advocacy for people with developmental disabilities and has helped instill within them a sense of community and political awareness. She has also helped grow the organization by making other consumers aware of the possibilities within themselves.

Khanh Troung, coach of the Garden Grove program, was the recipient of the Frontline Award, which recognizes an “individual whose direct service to people with developmental disabilities has demonstrated exceptional ability to enhance the life of one or more RCOC consumers.” Mr. Troung has consistently demonstrated his readiness to go above and beyond in serving his clients and Westview, including making hospital visits when his clients were ill, helping his clients and their families on his own time during weekends, serving as a Special Olympics volunteer, and mentoring new coaches.

Home Depot was presented with the Employer Award, which recognizes “exceptional leadership and creativity in expanding integrated employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.” Home Depot employs fifteen Westview clients at its various stores in Orange County and is a forerunner in recognizing that disabilities are not barriers to one’s ability to work productively and conscientiously. Home Depot has also given back to the community by providing plants, landscaping, and a bocce ball court to various Westview Orange County day programs, significantly enhancing the quality of life of Westview’s clients with more severe disabilities.

Westview is honored to have its nominees selected as recipients of the RCOC Spotlight Awards and congratulates them on receiving these most deserving awards. We thank them for all they do in showing us the meaning of selfless service.

Archive
Employee of the Summer Quarter - 2013
Employee of the Spring Quarter - 2012
Employee of the Fall Quarter - 2011
Employee of the Spring Quarter - 2011
Employee of the Winter Quarter - 2011
Employee of the Fall Quarter - 2010
Employee of the Summer Quarter - 2010
Employee of the Winter Quarter - 2010
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Careers

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Administrative AssistantOPEN: Location:
    Anaheim
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Assistant Manager (Supported Employment)NO OPENING:
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Coach Aide Day ProgramsNO OPENING:
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Coach Non-DrivingNO OPENING:
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Employment SpecialistOpen: Location
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Program ManagerNO OPENING
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Program Manager Day ProgramNO OPENING
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Sr. Coach Day ProgramsNO OPENING
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Sr. Program ManagerNO OPENING
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Sr. Program Manager Day ProgramsNO OPENING
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Sr. Vocational SpecialistNO OPENING
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Vocational SpecialistOPEN:Location:
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Day Programs

Dedicated to making each moment better than the one before.

Whether it’s social/recreational activities for seniors or meaningful day programs for the profoundly disabled, we believe each day should be positive. Our programs help individuals with disabilities to integrate into the community and acquire a variety of services.

We focus on self-advocacy, self-care and community activities.

Programs include:

Senior Activity Centers
Behavior Management Programs
Self-Advocacy Groups
Adult Day Centers

Community Transition Programs

Becoming part of the community step by step Whatever the level of disability, we feel that every individual can be a part of the community. Our services include a range of programs from classes to vocational activities to sports ­ all focused on greater community integration.

Programs include:

Behavior Management
Community Inclusion Centers
Community-Based Employment
Community College Classes
Meaningful Activities

 

Employment Services

We believe that ­ given the opportunity ­ people with disabilities are capable of earning wages and achieving higher degrees of independence. And we offer the community an invaluable service by linking businesses with a qualified pool of willing workers.

Your Business Success…

Depends on reliable and motivated employees
Increases with loyal employees dedicated to doing a good job
Profits from lower staff turnover rates

For Successful Hiring, Westview…

Defines the job to meet your needs
Qualifies I-9 certified candidates for employer interviews
Coordinates interviews for easy employee selection
Makes available Sensitivity Training
Provides WOTC tax credit information
Offers employers job training/coaching at no expense
Places groups and individuals

Highly Qualified Team

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Gregg Gann

President and Chief Executive Officer

Became President/CEO of Westview in March of 2003. He brings to Westview a valuable background of leadership in business and law having formed, managed and advised a broad scope of businesses and not-for-profit entities. Gregg first became involved with Westview as a volunteer on its Board in January 2000 and went on to serve as Board Chair. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from California State University at Los Angeles and Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. He has been a member of the California Bar since 1980.
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Marleen Lopez

Chief Financial Officer

Joined Westview Services in 2000 becoming the Accounting Manager in 2004. She later became the Financial Controller and was promoted to CFO in January 2015. She is an Accounting Professional with over 15 years of Corporate Accounting and Financial Management experience.  Her expertise is in Fund Accounting, General Accounting and Fiscal Administration within a not-for-profit organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.
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Judy McBride

Director Human Resources

Joined Westview in 2007 as its Director of Human Resources. She brings to Westview over 20 years experience in Human Resources. Judy attended the University of California, Irvine where she earned her Certificate in Human Resources Management. She became certified in 2005 as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, earning her SPHR.

Get In Touch!

We are looking forward to working with you!

Corporate Address

10522 Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
Phone: (714) 517-6606
Fax: (714) 517-6613

For more information, please call the office near you

Covina/San Gabriel Valley ­ (626) 962-0956
Glendale/San Fernando Valley (818) 242-0068
Inland Region ­ (951) 343-2356
Los Angeles Region ­ (562) 627-0905
Orange County Region ­ (714) 635-2444
Ventura Region ­ (805) 485-7045

Westview Services, Inc. is classified as a non-profit agency under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Westview Services, Inc. is accredited by CARF (The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission) in Job Development, Job Site Training and Job Supports. For additional information on our accredited services, please contact us at the location nearest you.
CA Department of Developmental Services Phone Number: (916) 654-1690