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TMI 2021/22 Annual Report and a Message from Our Executive Director Rachel Harris

Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) is excited to share our Annual Report with you! It includes success stories regarding our clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, agency accomplishments, financial results, and more!


A message from our Executive Director Rachel Harris "Fighting for a Brighter Future":

Another fiscal year has come and gone, and for many it has taken along with it security, stability, opportunity, and in some cases, hope for a better future - The struggle is real! Between rising inflation, astronomical gas prices, food and housing increases, political division, and an unstable stock market, many are finding themselves drowning in the overwhelming currents of life. One thing that I have learned during these challenging times is that we can better weather the storm if we work together. With the support of our amazing staff, Board of Directors, Stakeholders, Community Partners, Regional Centers, Sister Agencies, Department of Developmental Services, and the California Disability Services Association (CDSA), we are now starting to see and experience the benefits of our unity.

The progress made this fiscal year is the direct result of our unwavering fight to provide quality services to our clients and competitive wages to support our staff. Although we still have a ways to go before we truly receive the financial support this industry deserves, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are asking for you to join the fight as we continue to do our very best to address the needs of those we serve and those who support them. We will never stop fighting for a brighter future for our wonderful and worthy clients, as well as our dedicated and hardworking staff who continue to transform lives each and every day!

Warmest Regards,

Rachel L. Harris

Executive Director


Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has been transforming the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1981 and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 2000. In 2020, we launched Disabled Veteran Employment Services. TMI strives to help our clients to realize their hopes and dreams by providing Employment Solutions, Community Living and Family Support Services throughout San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties. To stay connected with us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Together we can share acceptance and awareness, ultimately contributing to further inclusion.


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