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Our President and CEO Bob Watson was on OC Talk Radio’s Impact OC program on December 12th, talking about Project Independence and the wonderful people we serve!

For me, I love seeing the look on people’s faces when they’ve done something they want to do, whether it’s getting a job or going to a college course, or learning how to use a computer…


Project Independence Has Jobs for Those Wanting to Make a Difference

Employment at PI includes a flexible work schedule, an industry competitive salary, a stable and supportive work environment and more Project Independence staff, clients and families join together for the nonprofit's annual Walk for Independence to help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October. (Project Independence) Looking for a job in Orange County where you can make a significant difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities? But also want a friendly and stable work environment? Fortunately, you can find both at Costa Mese-based nonprofit Project Independence (PI), which has more than four decades of service ...

Independent Living Vs. Supported Living

Project Independence offers an Independent Living and a Supported Living Program. Both options aim to empower individuals with the necessary tools and support to lead fulfilling lives, but they do so in distinct ways. While Independent Living encourages self-sufficiency and autonomy, Supported Living offers a more structured support system tailored to specific needs. Project Independence’s Independent Living program provides in-home supports and living skills training to people with intellectual disabilities out in the community. Living skills training may include money and benefits management, housekeeping, laundry, hygiene, medication monitoring, menu/ nutrition planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, assistance with medical appointments, and ...

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