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 ...

Direct & Beyond, Inc. Sponsors Project Independence

2022-08-09T02:17:02+00:00May 19, 2022|Stories|

Direct & Beyond, Inc, a global provider of Logistics and Shipping services, sponsors Employee of the Month at Project Independence Dan Pittman, Neighbor Posted Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 11:53 am PT| L to R, Durk Jorritsma, President, DBI, Inc.; Victor Morales, Operations, City of Irvine; Sulema Herrera, Employee of the Month, Day Program PI; Cristina Munoz, PI Client/Irvine Employee; Leticia Rubio; PI Client/Irvine Employee; and PI Chair Dan ...

Project Independence brings holiday cheer to clients

2022-08-09T02:17:36+00:00January 20, 2022|Program Updates, Stories|

After discovering that many of their clients were going empty handed this past holiday season.  Project Independence and their staff compiled dozens of  gift bags to be delivered to our adults living with developmental disabilities.  A population already at risk of isolation, during these extraordinary times, it has become even more important to safely make contact and connection with the clients. Many Project staff stepped up to play the role of ...

An Annual Tradition

2022-08-09T02:17:37+00:00December 30, 2021|Stories|

Project Independence continued its annual tradition of attending the Nutcracker Ballet at the Barclay Theater again this year. On Dec 12, both clients and staff were excited to see the Festival of Ballet performance in-person once again. Peter Song, a PI client since 2018, was overhead at intermission explaining to his staff coach the magical story of ‘ Clara and the nutcracker that comes to life in her dreams.’ The ...

An Access 2 Adventure Thanksgiving

2022-08-09T02:17:37+00:00December 15, 2021|Program Updates, Stories|

Twenty-five Project Independence staff and clients gathered at the Hometown Buffet in Anaheim to put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving this season. Through a generous grant to the Access 2 Adventure Program at Project Independence from the Louis & Gladyce Foster Family Foundation, the group got together for a wonderful feast,  much-needed laughter, and friendship.  “ I was going to sit at home and watch TV alone, but my friends at Project ...

OC Marathon Water Station

2022-08-09T02:17:37+00:00November 10, 2021|Event Updates, Stories|

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped man our water station at the OC Marathon on November 7th! And thank you to or sponsors Union Bank (sponsored Project Independence’s water station at Castaway Park) and Team Rubicon and the OCMarathon!


2022-08-09T02:17:40+00:00April 29, 2021|From Deb's Desk, Stories|

All aboard for adventure! Nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa is pleased announce that special events professional Melissa Trujillo has come onboard as the volunteer coordinator of our Access 2 Adventure (A2A) program. Brought back through the ongoing generosity of the Louis & Gladyce Foster Family Foundation, the popular program will feature exciting adventures on Zoom and in person following all health safety protocols. Melissa has already prepared a survey ...

COVID Vaccinations For People With Disabilities

2022-08-09T02:17:43+00:00February 19, 2021|Stories|

The state of California announced Friday that healthcare providers will be able to start vaccinating those with compromised immune systems and disabilities starting March 15. Healthcare providers may use their clinical judgment to vaccinate individuals age 16 to 64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions: Cancer, ...


2022-08-09T02:17:45+00:00October 13, 2020|Program Updates, Stories|

1. What are Alternative Nonresidential Services (Alternative Services)? Alternative Services is a way for consumers to receive nonresidential services that may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Service providers can offer supports that differ from their traditional program design and respond to any new needs and interests that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples are: • Delivering food, personal protective equipment • ...

Meals & Dignity For People in OC Affected by COVID-19

2022-08-09T02:17:46+00:00August 28, 2020|From Deb's Desk, Stories|

A newly formed army of local nonprofits, donors, agencies and volunteers are teaming up with Orange County restaurants with a single mission in mind — to deliver some 5,000 fresh meals each week to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the collaboration Delivering with Dignity Orange County are combining their public and private networks and resources to find individuals and families most in need and provide them the comfort ...

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