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Project Independence of Costa Mesa has received $9,300 in donations following the nonprofit’s participation in the 2018 OC Marathon and OC 5K race. Project Independence’s ninth annual Walk For Independence is set for Sept. 8 at Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Go to proindependence. org for more information. The nonprofit says 87 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to support programs for people with developmental
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Access 2 Adventure

More than a dozen adults with developmental disabilities found adventure on the water Wednesday when they tried their hands at outrigger canoeing at the Newport Aquatic Center. The paddlers are clients of the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence and participate in its Access 2 Adventure program. The activity was arranged with the Makapo Aquatics Project, which was founded in 2007 to provide recreational ou
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OC Marathon/Half Marathon/5K May 5, 2018

Volunteers begin to gather at Project Independence Water Station Mile #23 For the ninth consecutive year Project Independence stepped up with a team of 35 volunteers to man their award-winning Water Station Mile #23 at the OC Marathon. Union Bank was their title sponsor donating $5,000 in support of people living with developmental disabilities. In all, Project Independence raised over $9,000 in support of their miss
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Orange County Regional Center Awards Project Independence

The Orange County Regional Center award two Annual Spotlight Awards to Project Independence at their Spotlight Awards Gala on March 2nd. CEO/President of Project Independence, Debra Marsteller was given the Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award for over 35 years of working with adults with developmental disabilities. Accepting the award from the Director of the OCRC, Larry Landauer,on her behalf was the Project Indepe
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PAUL MITCHELL AND PROJECT INDEPENDENCE TEAM TO BRING SMILES AND GREAT HAIR TO ORANGE COUNTY ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

On March 18, 2018 the Paul Mitchell School of Costa Mesa opened its doors for a day of hairstyling and laughter. Over 40 clients and friends of Project Independence were treated like the royalty they are by the compassionate students at Paul Mitchell. The Access 2 Adventure Program of Project Independence partners with community organizations to create fun, inclusive events that bolster pride and a sense of independe
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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC PUTS THEIR GREEN THUMB TO THE TEST WITH PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

      Mitsubishi Electric will step up to help Project Independence move their community garden to its new Huntington Beach location. On May 18th 30 Staff volunteers will help move dozens of large planter boxes from the current location in Costa Mesa to an area allocated to Project Independence by the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. “This is a huge job that would be very difficult to accompl
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A. Marsteller Lifetime Award!

Project Independence, Business Milestone: Debra Marsteller, CEO and president of Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence, has been honored with the Regional Center of Orange County’s Lifetime Achievement Spotlight Award! The Regional Center funds many of PI’s programs, which support adults with developmental disabilities.  Marsteller was recognized for her nearly four-decade commitment to advocati
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Extra Mile Award 2017

Tom Peale, Trader Joe’s employee and Project Independence client, gave this congratulatory  speech at our 2017 Walk for Independence on September 8th 2017 as Trader Joe’s was presented the Extra Mile Award for going above and beyond to support Project Independence and our programs: Good morning everyone! What a great morning it has been! My name is Tom Peale, and it is my pleasure to be here today to cong
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Meals on Wheels volunteers

Summer Quarterly 2017 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter Highlights: Supported Employment Surveys Make Your Voices Heard Jobs, Affordable Housing, and Transportation Employers Indicate Satisfaction with Project Independence Meet Carla Compton, Job Guru Strategic Plans for 2016-2017 Summer Quarterly 2017 Newsletter
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Person Centered Thinking-Feedback 2017

Person Centered Thinking Feedback
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