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


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Meet our new Human Resources Director - Meka Green

Meet our new Human Resources Director - Meka Green

MEKA GREEN NAMED DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT PROJECT INDEPENDENCE Costa Mesa, California, October 15, 2018 – Meka Green of Paramount has been named director of Human Resources for nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa. She has been at Project Independence since 2007 and has many years of experience providing support to staff, clients and their families.  The mother of eight-year-old daughter, Green is a member of PTA (Parent Teacher Association) at Abraham Lincoln Elementary, is a School Site Council member, and is a PIQE (Parent Institute of Quality Education) graduate. She also serves on the leadership Team for The GEMS andRead More

9th Annual PI Walk tops $60,000

9th Annual PI Walk tops $60,000

NINTH ANNUAL PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK TOPS $60,000 IN DONATIONS Funds raised enables organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, September 25, 2018 – By the time the last of the walkers left TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa at the conclusion of the ninth edition of Project Independence’s Walk for Independence, September 8, more than $60,000 from 99 donors was raised to promote independent living for people with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. Nearly 300 people attended the annual event that featured a silent auction with many items donated by the local business community. Prizes were awarded toRead 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.

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OC Marathon

May 6, 2018

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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