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Project Independence Nets $11,735 with OC Community Foundation

24-Hour online fundraiser helped Project Independence provide programs and services for people living with developmental disabilities. Costa Mesa-based Project Independence (PI) – https://www.proindependence.org – and 12 aligned nonprofits partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) on May 11 for Empowering Possibilities, a collaborative Giving Day to support people with disabilities livi
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Project Independence Partners With Community Foundation For Giving Day

24-Hour Fundraiser, May 11, Seeks to Raise $150K For Nonprofits With Programs and Services for People Living with Disabilities in County Dan Pittman, Neighbor Posted Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:45 am PT| Costa Mesa-based Project Independence (PI) – https://www.proindependence.org – and 12 aligned nonprofits will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) on May 11 for Empowering Possibilities, a
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Outrigger paddling adventure lets adults of all abilities ‘come out and play’

Suited up in life jackets and with paddles in hand, clients served by the Costa Mesa nonprofit Project Independence hit the waters of Upper Newport Bay Thursday in outrigger canoes in search of a high seas adventure. About 20 adventurers — many of whom participate in local programs aimed at giving adults with developmental disabilities opportunities to live, work and flourish — showed up ready to make waves at the Ne
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Direct & Beyond, Inc. Sponsors Project Independence

Direct & Beyond, Inc, a global provider of Logistics and Shipping services, sponsors Employee of the Month at Project Independence Dan Pittman, Neighbor Posted Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 11:53 am PT|       Direct & Beyond, Inc. of Gardena, California is the sponsor of the new Employee of the Month program for Costa Mesa-based Project Independence (PI), which has more than four decades of service and
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Dorothy Blubaugh Joins Project Independence

On The Move Dorothy Blubaugh has joined Costa Mesa-based Project Independence as chief operations officer and director of community day services. Previously, she served as director of operations for California-based Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis, which provides positive behavior practices in a range of services, for children and adults with disabilities and autism, both internationally and within the United
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Project Independence brings holiday cheer to clients

After discovering that many of their clients were going empty handed this past holiday season.  Project Independence and their staff compiled dozens of  gift bags to be delivered to our adults living with developmental disabilities.  A population already at risk of isolation, during these extraordinary times, it has become even more important to safely make contact and connection with the clients. Many Project staff
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An Annual Tradition

Project Independence continued its annual tradition of attending the Nutcracker Ballet at the Barclay Theater again this year. On Dec 12, both clients and staff were excited to see the Festival of Ballet performance in-person once again. Peter Song, a PI client since 2018, was overhead at intermission explaining to his staff coach the magical story of ‘ Clara and the nutcracker that comes to life in her dreams.’ The
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An Access 2 Adventure Thanksgiving

Twenty-five Project Independence staff and clients gathered at the Hometown Buffet in Anaheim to put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving this season. Through a generous grant to the Access 2 Adventure Program at Project Independence from the Louis & Gladyce Foster Family Foundation, the group got together for a wonderful feast,  much-needed laughter, and friendship.  “ I was going to sit at home and watch TV alone, but
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OC Marathon Water Station

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped man our water station at the OC Marathon on November 7th! And thank you to or sponsors Union Bank (sponsored Project Independence’s water station at Castaway Park) and Team Rubicon and the OCMarathon!
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Robert Watson Named CEO of Nonprofit Project Independence

Stepping up from his role as associate director at PI, Watson will replace current CEO Debra Marsteller, who is retiring after 40 years. Posted Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm PT| Dan Pittman The volunteer Board of Directors of nonprofit Project Independence (PI) has named Robert Watson, a seasoned professional with many years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, the Costa Mesa-based organ
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