Project Independence helps people with developmental
disabilities find jobs, develop friendships, and live independently.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DDS DIRECTIVE 01-083120: ALTERNATIVE NONRESIDENTIAL SERVICES (ALTERNATIVE SERVICES)
1. What are Alternative Nonresidential Services (Alternative Services)? Alternative Services is a way for consumers to receive nonresidential services that may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Service providers can offer supports that differ from their traditional program design and respond to any new needs and interests that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples are: • Delivering food, personal protective equipment • Delivering packets, equipment and supplies for activities and remote learning • Wellness checks and discussion about current events • Collaborative meetings to plan upcoming events • Pre-recorded or live video classes to learn new skills • Assisting with networking and development ofRead More
The nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa has transformed its 11th annual Walk for Independence into a virtual fundraising event and is inviting participants to walk from Sunday through Sept. 12 and enjoy a live online celebration on the final day. Accessible at proindependence.org, the event will feature short inspirational videos, interactive workout sessions, special guests, easy ways to give online, a virtual auction and more. Walkers can share their own progress made throughout the week with photos and/or videos that will be posted and played during the event. Prizes will be awarded for most steps walked, most money raised, most days walked, bestRead More
We serve over 700 people with developmental disabilities in Southern California as they experience life and discover their potential for independence, as every person should have the opportunity to do – regardless of disability.
May 3, 2020
Join us again this year at the Orange County Marathon. We will be cheering on all the runners including our teams from Project Independence at the award-winning Water Station Mile 23. Come join us for the fun!
Walk for Independence
September 12, 2020
SAVE THE DATE! Walk for Independence 2020 will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Tewinkle in Costa Mesa, CA.Do not miss this wonderful event where the Project Independence family gathers with family, friends and community partners to celebrate a year of achievement through independent living, work and day programs and confidence building through fun with the Access 2 Adventure Program. Coffee and muffins at the ready as well as your free marathon t shirt.