Hiring People with Developmental Disabilities
Project Independence has been working with people with disabilities since 1977, and we have placed over a thousand people with disabilities in jobs throughout Orange County. We have been successful by partnering with employers to match great applicants with great jobs.
Ben brings smiles, enthusiasm and pride to both customer and colleague at Home Depot. They could not be more proud to have Ben’s talents and infectious personality as part of their Home Depot team. In fact, we awarded Home Depot the “Extra Mile Award” for the proud partnership we share with them. Both Ben and Home Depot know that we all benefit when offered an opportunity to contribute and achieve.
John’s energy, his love, his work ethic and his faith push him into making sure every customer at Sprouts is celebrated and made to feel special. For years John has known that when someone steps up, focuses on them with compassionate care and support, experiences change. With his partnership with Project Independence John knows that he is celebrated and wants to celebrate others. His care and work ethic are also applied to being the lead fundraiser for the Project Independence Walk for Independence for the past years. He is a joyful example for all of us to follow.
Business Champions Program
Join a unique group of dedicated businesses who work with Project Independence to champion independence for people with developmental disabilities. Business Champions understand that all people have value and contribute to our community. As a Business Champion you have an opportunity to show your support in the community while receiving promotional benefits through our website and by utilizing our official Business Champion Seal
Businesses that have hired one or more employees through our Supported Employment program and have made a gift of $5,000 or more to Project Independence during the calendar year receive the following benefits:
- Prominent logo displayed on our website on the Business Champions page
- Your business identified on an interactive map (with other Business Champions) located on the Project Independence website, that promotes support of local Business Champions and includes a link to your business website.
- All Project Independence emails will include a footer ad to promote patronization of Business Champion businesses.
- Use of the Business Champion seal on your website and marketing materials