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Crowds at TeWinkle ‘Walk for Independence,’ to help adults with developmental disabilities

  BY SARA CARDINESTAFF WRITER  OCT. 3, 2022 5:22 PM PT Locals laced up their shoes Saturday and headed to Costa Mesa’s TeWinkle Park to “Walk for Independence,” an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Project Independence, which helps adults with developmental disabilities live, work and play as self-sufficiently as possible. Now in its 13th year, the walk funds programs that assist people with daily living skill
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13th Annual Walk for Independence funder set for Oct. 1 in Costa Mesa

Nonprofit Project Independence’s walk at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa will help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Nonprofit Project Independence invites champions for the rights of people with developmental disabilities to run, walk or roll at its 13th Annual Walk for Independence, set for Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8 AM in-person at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa to help launch National Disa
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13th ANNUAL PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK FOR INDEPENDENCE RETURNS TO TEWINKLE PARK ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022

Daily Pilot newspaper is media sponsor   Costa Mesa, California, September 16, 2022 – Nonprofit Project Independence invites champions for the rights of people with developmental disabilities to run, walk or roll at its 13th Annual Walk for Independence, set for Saturday, October 1, 2022 in-person at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa to help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Costa Mesa-based Daily
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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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