Our Mission Statement
Vocational Visions enhances our community by developing the talents of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We create pathways to employment, life-long learning and social inclusion.
We envision a community where adults with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities enjoy full membership and active participation.
We believe in self-direction and self-determination, we believe in offering choices to our persons served, we believe in life-long learning for the people we serve. Above all, we believe their gifts and diversity bring value to the community, and to the lives of the people they touch.
Vocational Visions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency located in Mission Viejo, CA which provides vocational and life skills training and support services to adults with intellectual/developmental and other disabilities. Vocational Visions partnered with the Saddleback Valley Unified School District from1974-2013, beginning with 30 persons served and a staff of five. Today, Vocational Visions serves more than 400 persons served annually and has a staff of just under 200, comprised of company employees and instructional aides.
All persons served are identified by state agencies as requiring health and/or vocational rehabilitation. Effective and engaging services increase functionality for these men and women, thus maximizing their quality of life vocationally, economically and socially. At no charge to our persons served, we offer a variety of comprehensive services for adults with developmental and other disabilities.
2023-2026 Strategic Plan
Vocational Visions presents the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. Click here.
We offer seven comprehensive programs for people with intellectual/developmental and other disabilities including:
- Adult Development Program
- Day Training Activity Center (Alambre) Program
- Day Training Activity Center (Pala) Program
- Emeritus Program
- Health Related Services Program
- House of Champions Clubhouse Program
- Supported Employment Program
Orange County Register
Top Work Place 2023 Award Winner!
Vocational Visions has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Orange County Register Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
Vocational Visions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for the following identified services:
- Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Development
- Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Support
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