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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...
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Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Project Independence was founded on the belief that people with disabilities possess the potential to live and interact in their communities, and that by listening to the hopes and dreams of people we serve, we can help them. Quite simply, Bobby Spitzberg is unforgettable. People who underestimate him- like judging...
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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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EIGHTH ANNUAL PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK FOR INDEPENDENCE SURPASSES $50,000 IN CONTRIBUTIONS

40th anniversary-related event enables nonprofit to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, Sept. 13, 2017 – The eighth edition of Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence’s Walk for Independence, which commemorated the organization’s 40th anniversary, resulted in donations of more than $50,000. More than 200 people...
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TRADER JOE’S LOCATIONS TO RECEIVE EXTRA MILE AWARD AT 8th ANNUAL PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK

40th anniversary-related event enables nonprofit to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, August 2017 – Several Orange County locations of the Trader Joe’s grocery chain will receive the Extra Mile Award next month at the eighth edition of nonprofit Project Independence’s Walk for Independence, which...
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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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