Ability First Pasadena Work Center

AbilityFirst is one of Southern California’s largest and oldest nonprofit providers of programs and services for people with disabilities, which include: Pre-employment and social skills development, on the Job training, prevocational training and community employment and job retention for working-age adults.

Services Offered

  • DOR Student Services Paid Work Experience
  • Employment Services
  • Job Coaching (On-The-Job Support)/Individual
  • Job Coaching/Group
  • Short-Term Supports
  • Situational Assessment
  • Supported Employment Placement Services
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Work Adjustment


(Provider can provide services for other languages; for further details, please contact Provider.)
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Disability Specialities

  • Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Developmental Disabilities


disability Assisitive Technologies: Automatic doors, wheelchair accessible building.


Transportation via Bus via Bus Lines, Para Transit: Bus stops adjacent to all shop locations within 1 block of walking distance.

Transportation via Rail Route Rail Routes: Metro Rail is located less then a mile from faciity. The cross street is Altadena Drive.

Parking Parking Lot Access: All parking for the facilities is located on the premises adjacent to each of the facilities.


AbilityFirst has been supporting people with disabilities for 85 years and has partnered with the DOR for over 30 years. We serve over 300 individuals with disabilities at three locations in southern California. We employ qualified and experienced staff, knowledgeable in social security benefits, employment assessment and labor standards.

Contact Information

Telephone Phone: (626) 449-5662
Toll Free Telephone Toll-Free: N/A
TTD Phone TTY: N/A
Clock Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notes: For more information contact Peter Yoou, (626) 449-5662

Address Address:

2555 Colorado Blvd. #202
Pasadena, CA 91107

Address Provider Main Office

Ability First
2570 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

Address Other Site Locations

Ability First (Los Angeles) - L.L. Frank Work Center
3812 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Ability First (Long Beach) - Employment Services
4811 Airport Plaza Dr. Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90815
Ability First - Woodland Hills
6530 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367