Project Insight is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing quality home care services to individuals with special needs.
Founded in 1997, we are a company comprised of passionate people with extensive experience in community based support. We provide non-medical home care to people in need including the elderly and persons with developmental disabilities.
Our mission is to promote community inclusion and the teaching of life skills that will enable our clients to become more self supporting. In each of our programs we strive to enhance the lives of individuals through our commitment to meeting the needs of our clients and their families.
Born and raised in Marana, AZ, Ryan has been an entrepreneur since pretty much day one. At eight years old, he would park his small popcorn maker outside his house and sell popcorn to his neighbors. With his eyes set to larger profit margins, Ryan continued to expand his business to what it is today: a recognized popcorn vendor Ry’s Snacks that has regular stints at farmer’s markets, the Tucson Mall, and local festivals throughout the year. His popcorn flavors range from Cheddar to Christmas (apple and cinnamon), with the classic Kettle Corn and Movie Theatre Style always in rotation.
A charming combination of humble and business-oriented, Ryan has ambitions to grow Ry’s Snacks into a functioning brick-and-mortar location. The key to his success? Patience. In his words, “it’s hard, don’t let it get you down. You may not make a sale at first, but eventually you will grow”. Because his full-time job is popping popcorn and tending to business-related activities for Ry’s Snacks, Ryan’s perfect day is completely popcorn-free. He says he would be floating on a raft in a pool, virgin Pina Colada in hand, watching sales roll in through his phone.
Ryan has been receiving habilitation, respite, attendant care and housekeeping services from Project Insight for 7 years. You can find Ryan and Ry’s Snacks at the Tucson Mall every Saturday from 10am-9pm; the Marana Health Center Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-4pm; Picture Rocks Farmer’s Market on Sundays; other festivals and events around Tucson and Marana year-round. Check him out on Facebook at @RysSnacks.
Maria has dedicated her life to caring for others. Before she became a provider with Project Insight eleven years ago, she operated a day care in a small town in Arizona. Fittingly, her favorite word is amor. In her words, “love covers everything”, which is perfectly reflected in Maria’s work with our clients. She credits her compassionate and responsible nature to how her parents raised her; she is who she is because her parents pushed her to become educated and build a life for herself. Looking after her father helps put everything in perspective for Maria.
Recognizing the level of care she wants her father to have motivates her to deliver the same quality care to those she works with.
When asked why she has stuck with Project Insight for over a decade, Maria says she attributes it to the good-natured administrative staff that is always available to answer questions. She has been able to stay with many of the same clients her entire employment with Project Insight, which has deepened her commitment to the work she does.
Every year Maria and her family go to Disneyland. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting things like blankets, scarves and placemats. Maria has been providing Respite services and Attendant Care with Project Insight for eleven years.
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