Programs & Services - Workability Program



The WorkAbility 1 Program provides valuable vocational training to high school students currently enrolled in one of The Help Group’s specialized day schools. This program offers an enriched curriculum that also includes vocational assessments, career awareness and exploration, pre-employment skills training and work experiences.  Students 16 and older may be eligible to participate in paid off-campus work placements based on their interests, abilities and aptitudes .The Help Group partners with a variety of local businesses to provide students with hands-on experience in areas such as customer service, retail sales, animal care, plant operations, child care and food service.

The WorkAbility 1 Program supports the transition of special education students by giving them the opportunity to complete their secondary education while developing the skills necessary for competitive employment and successful outcomes.

The funding for The Help Group’s WorkAbility 1 Program is made possible by a grant from the California Department of Education.


The Help Group is always looking for businesses willing to open their doors for young adults seeking work experience. The Workability 1 Program Coordinator works closely with employers to develop job sites and accompanies students to the work sites in order to provide one-on-one job coaching.


For more information on the WorkAbility 1 Program or to find out how your business can partner with The Help Group, please fill out the form below or contact Heather Humphrey at 818.779.5272.

Vocational Services Form

Thank you for your interest in the Help Group's Vocational Services. Please fill out this form, and we will contact you soon.

  • If so, please list which Help Group school and/or program the client attends.