I have worked for several agencies and this agency is by far the best. I love how we actually work with our participants to make them better versions of themselves. We do not maintain but we continuously encourage them to be the best that they can be. Our goal is to see results and outcomes. We believe in using the resources that we have right in front of us; the communities in which we live. I love to see the growth in our participants and the smiles on their faces when they have accomplished yet another goal with the help of the great team members that we have. I can finally say without hesitation that I LOVE MY JOB!!!!!!!
The Independence Project opens doors for our special adults in a caring and creative environment. They have transformed not only our son's life, but his parent's lives as well. Dreams are encouraged.
The Independence Project helps a variety of people in many different ways. They are flexible and can personalize their services to whatever your needs are. They support and guide you every step of the way. Just an amazing organization.
I love how they treat you like family and are always willing to try to help.
My personal experience with the Independence Project staff has been life changing for my entire family. They intervened when one hour, every two weeks, therapy sessions, three to six day hospital visits, medication, and my well-meaning "trying to fix it" intentions failed.
My daughter was in an isolated, alcoholic, dying state. They met her in her environment, in her condition, with no judgment or preconceived agenda or time line. Step by small step, they supported her, built a friendship, and guided her through the system - detox, a Mecklenburg Mental Health six week inpatient program, and various homeless agencies They were her trusted advocates.
With their support, my daughter joined AA, learned basic living skills, volunteered, learned the bus system, exercised and navigated through the Social Services system of paperwork. She found a job in which she was comfortable, and successful. She found a place to live. But, most importantly, she became more confident, her own advocate, and ...... peaceful. Three and a half years later, my daughter continues in her sobriety with the help of AA, volunteers with and is active in her church, has remained employed in a job she enjoys, and has formed many new, meaningful and supportive friendships.
I thank God for working through the Independence Project staff to help those who are, many times, desperate. I thank God for giving them the passion and gifts to help rebuild lives. I thank God for the day we learned about the Independence Project.
Our 22 year old son has been transformed from a struggling teen to a fully employed and confident young man. He has been able to reach new potentials of success and independence as a direct result of weekly coaching from you. It has been difficult to navigate his transition to adulthood with typical organizations that offered what they are funded to do, rather than what our son and our family truly needed.
That is what this organization is truly about…helping where the help is most needed in a consistent, professional and positive way.