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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...
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Costa Mesa Walk for Independence draws hundreds to aid people with developmental disabilities

by Daily Pilot staff  | os Angeles Times | September 9, 2017 More than 200 people strolled through Costa Mesa’s TeWinkle Park on Saturday morning during the annual Walk for Independence. The event, in its eighth year, is put on by Project Independence, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that helps people with...
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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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PI at the OC Fair

Every year the Orange County Fair opens their doors early for a memorable Fair experience to those who are challenged with physical and/or developmental disabilities. This year on July 20th many of our clients and staff had a wonderful day of smiles and laughter exploring the park luxuriously without the...
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Donation helps Costa Mesa nonprofit revive Access to Adventure program

By LOUIS CASIANO JR. | Orange County Register - A Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that serves those with developmental disabilities in Orange County will restart a popular program to provide its clients with outings and social interaction thanks to a $10,000 grant. The money – from the Louis and Gladyce Foster Family Foundation –...
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Project Independence gearing up for walk fundraiser

June 29, 2017 |  The Daily Pilot Project Independence, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities, is looking for sponsors and gathering teams in preparation for its Walk for Independence on Sept. 9. The event at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa will support the nonprofit. For more...
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Donor Reception 2017

This year Project Independence celebrates 40 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. This benchmark would not have been reached without the support of donors and client employers. To celebrate we gathered with our supporters and community partners on May 4th. Family, friends, employers and a broad...
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Virgen’s View: Costa Mesa man, who is autistic, prepares to run his sixth OC Marathon

From Daily Pilot byby Steve Virgen Contact Reporter. On most Saturdays, Marcell Bassett will ditch his running shoes and run on his bare feet. His toes crush into the sand. He prefers to train for the OC Marathon on the beach. He says the work helps with his posture and strengthens his...
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