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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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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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MELISSA TRUJILLO JOINS PROJECT INDEPENDENCE AS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR OF THE ACCESS 2 ADVENTURE PROGRAM

All aboard for adventure! Nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa is pleased announce that special events professional Melissa Trujillo has come onboard as the volunteer coordinator of our Access 2 Adventure (A2A) program. Brought back through the ongoing generosity of the Louis & Gladyce Foster Family Foundation, the popular program will feature exciting adventures on Zoom and in person following all health
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COVID Vaccinations For People With Disabilities

The state of California announced Friday that healthcare providers will be able to start vaccinating those with compromised immune systems and disabilities starting March 15. Healthcare providers may use their clinical judgment to vaccinate individuals age 16 to 64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health c
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DDS DIRECTIVE 01-083120: ALTERNATIVE NONRESIDENTIAL SERVICES (ALTERNATIVE SERVICES)

1. What are Alternative Nonresidential Services (Alternative Services)? Alternative Services is a way for consumers to receive nonresidential services that may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Service providers can offer supports that differ from their traditional program design and respond to any new needs and interests that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples are:
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Meals & Dignity For People in OC Affected by COVID-19

A newly formed army of local nonprofits, donors, agencies and volunteers are teaming up with Orange County restaurants with a single mission in mind — to deliver some 5,000 fresh meals each week to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the collaboration Delivering with Dignity Orange County are combining their public and private networks and resources to find individuals and families most in need
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