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CONTACT: Dan Pittman 714.282.9994 dan@pittmanpr.com   Tim Chervenak of Nonprofit Project Independence Named President of the California Disability Services Association COSTA MESA, Calif., March 8, 2016 – Tim Chervenak, director of Employment Services for Project Independence, a nonprofit organization located in Orange County, California that supports people with developmental disabilities,...
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Walkathon 2016 Signage Group

In the days and weeks before our Annual Walk for Independence, many of our favorite people gather with compassionate enthusiasm and a broad range of artistic skills to create signage and banners to decorate the event. This year was no exception. Pens, paints and poster board were put to good...
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Holiday Lunch

During the holiday season many of our wonderful clients and staff gather to celebrate the season and to a year of independent and inclusive lives. Smiles abound  like the ones found at this Central Area gathering at Coco's. Staff members, Reggie Blanchard and Meka Green, helped assemble the 48 enthusiastic...
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Project Independence Fire Drill

Safety is always one of the highest priorities at Project Independence. While we make sure that our 800+ clients learn safe lifestyle habits we don't forget to put them into practice with our very own staff. Our wonderful partners at the Costa Mesa Fire Department stop by our headquarters in...
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Anaheim Community Dance

Our Harmony Program serves our senior clients including Music & Dance at the Brookhurst Community Center. Members from multiple Day Programs at Project Independence participate and have fun kicking up their heals with other community seniors every Thursday. Through fun, camaraderie, music and a bit of soft-shoe we help to build a...
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BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT: JUST THE FACTS

Presentation Topics: Benefits of Getting a Job New Federal Regulations Impacting Employment Barriers & Misconceptions About Going to Work Resources Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) ABLE Act  Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm  7:30pm Regional Center of Orange County, 1525 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Cost: FREE Please RSVP, Space...
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HEALTH MATTERS: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities

For 20 years, Marcell Bassett has worked a full-time job in the Recovery Department at IKEA in Orange County.  IKEA, the world’s largest home furnishing company, was founded more than 60 years ago in Sweden. It may not seem remarkable to hold a job for two decades; however, for a...
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SEVENTH ANNUAL WALKATHON AND HEALTH FAIR ENABLES NONPROFIT PROJECT INDEPENDENCE TO BUILD A COMMUNITY ONE STEP AT A TIME

Costa Mesa, California, Sept. 2, 2016  – Supporters, friends and clients of Costa Mesa, California-based Project Independence, a nonprofit organization with programs and services that enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities, will again don their walking shoes, apply sunscreen, grab their water bottles and participate in the 2016...
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