Extra Mile Award 2017

2022-08-09T02:18:09+00:00October 11, 2017|Program Updates, Supported Employment|

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 morning it has been! My name is Tom Peale, and it is my pleasure to be here today to congratulate ...

Benefits of Employment: Just the Facts

2022-08-09T02:18:15+00:00March 17, 2017|From Deb's Desk, Supported Employment|

Presentation Topics: Benefits of Getting a Job New Federal Regulations Impacting Employment Barriers & Misconceptions About Going to Work Resources Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) ABLE Act  Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm  7:30pm Regional Center of Orange County, 1525 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Cost: FREE Please RSVP, Space is limited To RSVP please contact the following: Darlene at Integrated Resources Institute (949) 232-1172 OR Darlene@irioc.org   Light Refreshments ...

Project Independence Celebrates 15 Years Serving City of Irvine

2022-08-09T02:18:17+00:00December 27, 2016|Press Releases, Supported Employment|

Two thousand sixteen marks the 15th year of a unique partnership between the City of Irvine and nonprofit Project Independence to provide meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities who help to make sure that the city’s busy mail department runs efficiently. As a licensed contractor to the city, Project Independence maintains two enthusiastic teams to assist in the organization; a morning group from the nonprofit’s Day Program and another ...

Hi Time Wine Cellars

2022-08-09T02:18:19+00:00August 2, 2016|Supported Employment|

We have 66 employers throughout Orange County that employ over 140 of our clients in full or part time positions. One of our proud employer partners, Hi Time Wine Cellars, has employed many of our clients for years. They could not be more pleased with the work ethic, the enthusiasm and reliability of their Project Independence employees. Stop by to say hello to Hi Time. They are a community jewel.

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