On Site Support Services
Vista del Rio
Vista Del Rio is a 41-unit, new construction project that provides developmentally and physically disabled adults with high quality affordable housing with modern amenities and on-site services. Since ground breaking on May 3rd, 2012, much has been accomplished at Vista del Rio. At 1600 West Memory Lane, Santa Ana, the property is south of the Outlets of Orange (formerly The Block) and overlooks the Santa Ana River- right on the golf course. On June 1st, 2013 the first Project Independence tenants were excited moved into their new home.
Project Independence was invited to participate in this project because of 35 years of exemplary work providing Independent Living, Day and Behavioral Supports and Supported Employment to the Orange County Community.
Project Independence will be providing on-site services. Services for tenants will include social service programs designed to increase or maintain the independence of tenants with disabilities. Training programs will focus on independent/support living training, vocational services and healthy living.
Apple Ipad Mini Project
Project Independence recently received a grant from the California Communication Access Foundation to use Apple iPad Minis as augmentative and alternative communication systems serving 100 consumers on an annual basis. We’re just now setting up deployment of the first 50 iPads
Goals will be individually tailored for each person and will include self management systems for work, healthy living and daily schedules. The iPad Minis provide a highly interactive environment, enabling individuals to acquire skills independently and at their own pace. The iPad minis are an effective tool for many on the autism spectrum due to its flexibility and portability. The touch screen and layout make it more accessible for adults with coordination or learning difficulties; these adults may find sliding and tapping easier than either typing or writing.
Meals on Wheels
Project Independence proudly partners with Meals on Wheels and Senior Serv throughout Orange County. Like so many of us, our clients love to celebrate the empowerment of their independence by giving back. Every week staff and clients of Project Independence come together as a team to deliver daily meals to those who might not be so mobile.
The smiling faces and helpful hands that accompany each delivery go a long way letting those confined to their homes know that they are not forgotten. A community can only be strong when those who needs us most are supported and compassionately connected to the rest of us.