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Walk For Independence Sponsors Announced

SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR TENTH ANNUAL  PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK FOR INDEPENDENCE Sept. 7 event will enable organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, June 3, 2019 – Union Bank and Mitsubishi Electric have stepped up to be among key sponsors of the 10th edition of...
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Project Independence Cruising for Adventure

Inaugural Duffy boat cruise bestowed on Project Independence Costa Mesa, California, June 21, 2019 – Thanks to the generous donation of the use of their Duffy boat by the Basil Witt Family and the Louis and Gladyce Foster Family Foundation of Little Balboa Island, cruises through Newport Harbor this summer...
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Nonprofit Provides Job Opportunities for Developmentally Disabled

By Zack Tawatari PUBLISHED 12:52 PM ET Jan. 30, 2019 [video width="1024" height="576" mp4="http://www.proindependence.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Nonprofit-Offers-Opportunities-for-Developmentally-Disabled-1.mp4"][/video] This production line is a well-oiled machine. From one set of arms to the next, these volunteers load packaged meals into coolers at the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Jennifer and Goldy make a good team and...
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For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose

THERESA WALKER | thwalker@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 21, 2019 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 7:30 am Darrin Mackel community support specialist with Project Independence looks on as Jennifer Elliott, 43, of Huntington Beach walks to an apartment to deliver meals to seniors in Costa Mesa on Friday, January 18,...
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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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Meet our new Human Resources Director – Meka Green

MEKA GREEN NAMED DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT PROJECT INDEPENDENCE Costa Mesa, California, October 15, 2018 – Meka Green of Paramount has been named director of Human Resources for nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa. She has been at Project Independence since 2007 and has many years of experience providing...
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9th Annual PI Walk tops $60,000

NINTH ANNUAL PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK TOPS $60,000 IN DONATIONS Funds raised enables organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, September 25, 2018 – By the time the last of the walkers left TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa at the conclusion of the ninth edition...
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Nonprofits Providing Essential Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities Cannot Afford to Pay A Living Wage

The inability of many Orange County nonprofit organizations to pay living wages to their staffs is taking its toll. It’s a major hurdle for Costa Mesa-based Project Independence, which serves Orange County residents with developmental disabilities. I recently spoke with a parent of a young man with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD)...
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