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Project Independence helps people with developmental
disabilities find jobs, develop friendships, and live independently.

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For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose

For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose

THERESA WALKER | thwalker@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 21, 2019 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 7:30 am Darrin Mackel community support specialist with Project Independence looks on as Jennifer Elliott, 43, of Huntington Beach walks to an apartment to deliver meals to seniors in Costa Mesa on Friday, January 18, 2019. Elliott and other adult volunteers with developmental disabilities are clients of Costa Mesa-based Project Independence and volunteer to deliver meals every week. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) Gunars Bundza wants the volunteers who deliver meals every weekday to his second-floor apartment to know how much he appreciates it. He isRead More

Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Project Independence was founded on the belief that people with disabilities possess the potential to live and interact in their communities, and that by listening to the hopes and dreams of people we serve, we can help them. Quite simply, Bobby Spitzberg is unforgettable. People who underestimate him- like judging a book by its cover - do so at their loss. But those who take the time to meet him quickly realize that he is the walking, talking epitome of Project Independence, which was founded on the belief that people like Bobby who have disabilities still possess the potential to liveRead More

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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.

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OC Marathon

May 5, 2019

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!

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Walk for Independence

September 7, 2019

Here we go! This will be our 9th Annual Walk For Independence raising support and awareness for the wonderful people we serve. Last year we raised ten of thousands of dollars and celebrated our new community partners including Paul Mitchell, Cane’s, Fluidmaster, Target, Home Depot and so many more. But, most importantly, it was so much fun. We are currently adding to this wonderful list of those who support our mission as sponsors, donors, registrants, exhibitors and volunteers. Join us for the fun! Look for more information under Events. Start your team now and we will see you there!

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