Project Independence helps people with developmental
disabilities find jobs, develop friendships, and live independently.
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By Zack Tawatari PUBLISHED 12:52 PM ET Jan. 30, 2019 This production line is a well-oiled machine. From one set of arms to the next, these volunteers load packaged meals into coolers at the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Jennifer and Goldy make a good team and quick work of this truck-load of food, organizing it in minutes. Their efficiency can’t be beat. And after accounting for each item, the meals are ready to be delivered. Jennifer and her friends are part of the nonprofit Project Independence, which helps find developmentally disabled adults jobs, opportunities and life experiences. For them, packing these meals is about aRead More
For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose
THERESA WALKER | email@example.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
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 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!
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!