Transportation is essential for access to medical care, food, recreation, social services and other goods and services that allow individuals to remain independent. Clackamas County Social Services operates several transportation programs, and, through a partnership called the Clackamas County Transportation Consortium, provides coordination and funding for transportation needs at the ten senior and community centers operating in Clackamas County.
Share the Ride
Transportation is important to a high quality of life. Seniors and people with disabilities may have limited access to appointments, cultural events, shopping and social opportunities if they lack adequate transportation options. There are drivers in our community who would like to help but don’t have a way to connect with riders.
Share the Ride connects seniors and others who need FREE transportation with people who can provide it. This pilot project will run from March through December, 2015. Participation is limited to residents of Oregon City, West Linn, Canby and Lake Oswego during the pilot phase.
The project website is designed to be easy to use. However, all participants are invited to attend a scheduled orientation to learn how the website works. One-on-one training may also be arranged. For more information or to sign up as a rider or driver, please contact Jennifer Kenny at (503) 702-1772.
Share the Ride is sponsored by Clackamas County Social Services through a grant from the State of Oregon.
Transportation Reaching People
The Transportation Reaching People (TRP) Program serves Clackamas County seniors and people with disabilities who need transportation to medical appointments, personal business, and shopping. Door to door transportation is provided by volunteer drivers using their private auto. TRP staff drive wheelchair accessible vans. The goal of the program is to assist individuals by promoting independent living and preventing unnecessary institutionalization.
The Ride Together program empowers riders to recruit their own volunteer drivers (i.e. family, neighbors, and friends) and, as an incentive, the drivers are reimbursed for their mileage costs. This program allows customers to schedule their rides directly with their drivers at times that work for both parties.
The Catch-A-Ride (CAR) Program serves Clackamas County residents referred by partner agencies who need transportation to employment related services, school, and workshops. The goal of the program is to assist individuals by promoting self-sufficiency and reduce the need for public assistance.
Travel Trainer Program
The Travel Trainer (TT) Program teaches Clackamas County residents on how to use public transportation. The main goal of the program is to empower residents to use public transit to gain and retain their employment.
Transportation hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
For more information and to schedule a ride, call 503-655-8208.
To schedule a wheelchair ride, call 503-655-8856.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call 503-655-8604
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