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Up Close With Donna Voss of Project Independence

2024-06-06T21:37:22+00:00June 6, 2024|Uncategorized|

Donna Voss joined Project Independence (PI) in July of 2018 as a Community Support Specialist in the Independent Living Department. In June of 2019, she was promoted to Independent Living Area Manager – North County, where she now supports clients with independent living and supported living services. When did you begin working at PI? I started with PI seven years ago.   What do you do in your spare time? ...

Regional Center of Orange County Honors Nonprofit Project Independence Board Member and Client Nick Westphalen

2024-05-07T02:02:38+00:00May 7, 2024|In the News|

by: Dan PittmanPublished: May 6, 2024 L-R: RCOC Executive DirectoR Larry Landauer; Project Independence (PI) board member and client Nick Westphalen; and RCOC Board Chairperson john “Chip” Wright Photo Credit RCOC COSTA MESA...Nonprofit Project Independence (PI) board member and client Nick Westphalen of Costa Mesa has recently received the Self Advocate Award presented by Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) at its annual Spotlight Awards. According to RCOC, the Self ...

Project Independence Has Jobs for Those Wanting to Make a Difference

2024-02-20T14:03:58+00:00January 15, 2024|In the News|

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 ...

Independent Living Vs. Supported Living

2023-12-22T06:59:17+00:00December 22, 2023|Program Updates, Stories|

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 ...

Costa Mesa Fire staff pairs with nonprofit to prep adults with disabilities for ‘The Big One’

2023-11-17T21:05:19+00:00October 11, 2023|Uncategorized|

By Sara CardineStaff Writer  / Oct. 11, 2023 6:54 PM PT If a natural disaster like an earthquake, flood or fire were to strike today, what would you do? While many might panic, a group of clients served by the nonprofit Project Independence now know to recall the preparedness triangle — evacuate, communicate, reunify — and to grab the essentials before they flee to safety. Brenda Emrick, acting emergency services ...

14th Annual Walk for Independence returns to Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa

2023-11-17T21:06:51+00:00October 3, 2023|In the News|

by: Dan Pittman Published: October 2, 2023 COSTA MESA...– Nonprofit Project Independence invites champions for the rights of people with developmental disabilities to walk, run, or roll at its 14th Annual Walk for Independence, set for Saturday, October 7, 2023 at TeWinkle Park at 970 Arlington Drive in Costa Mesa to help launch National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Registration opens at 7:30 AM. The walk begins at 8 AM.  A ...

Nick Westphalen Joins Board of Project Independence

2023-06-07T08:26:47+00:00June 3, 2023|In the News|

Costa Mesa resident Nick Westphalen has joined the volunteer Project Independence Board of Directors. Costa Mesa-based Project Independence (PI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides comprehensive services in Orange County to over 750 people with developmental disabilities in their homes, at work and in the community, today announced that Nick Westphalen has joined its volunteer Board of Directors. “I love PI because I enjoy the company I get from staff and ...

Empowering Possibilities – June 1st 2023

2023-05-15T18:54:47+00:00May 15, 2023|In the News|

10 Nonprofits coming together to raise $100,000 for OC Neighbors with Disabilities Why should you help us empower possibilities? There are over 250,000 people with disabilities living in Orange County and our organizations work on bringing people together to advocate for and serve this vulnerable population. As our operations and fundraisers continue to be impacted, your support is so critical. Your donation will support those who truly need your help ...

Ticket to Work WISE Webinar May 24, 2023

2023-05-11T23:33:01+00:00May 11, 2023|In the News, Uncategorized|

Find out more about Social Security's Ticket to Work program and how service organizations like Project Independence can help you! Sign up for an online Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) which will stream on May 24th, 2023. WISE webinars are online events held for people who are ages 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability benefits. You'll learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through ...

Project Independence clients banish all bah-humbug attitudes to see performance of A Christmas Carol

2022-12-19T13:12:40+00:00December 13, 2022|Press Releases|

by: Dan PittmanPublished: December 13, 2022 Todd Eckert, left, and Paula Tomei of South Coast Repertory stand before the stage with Project Independence clients and staff wearing red holiday scarves at a South Coast Repertory’s of “A Christmas Carol” in Costa Mesa COSTA MESA...Clients and supporters of nonprofit Project Independence that has more than four decades of service and stability in Orange County as a lifeline to adults ...

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