United Way Supports Transportation for Older Adults
POSTED: August 30, 2017
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a $75,000 grant from United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) in support of its Way2Go transportation service. This funding is important because it provides the local match required to access federal transportation funds to support transportation services for seniors in Marion County.
“We appreciate United Way’s generous contribution to our transportation service. We truly believe in our mission at CICOA, and with the help and support of United Way, we can continue to help people remain independent and live life to the fullest,” said Karren Sondrini, director of Way2Go.
CICOA strives to meet the needs of seniors who don’t drive and people with disabilities who have difficulty accessing public transportation. Transportation options and discounts are available through CICOA’s Way2Go transportation service. Residents of Marion County who are at least 60 years of age and have completed an application are eligible for Door2Door service, shuttle service, discount taxi fares and wheelchair transportation vouchers.
Because of United Way’s support, Way2Go staff is able to give extraordinary client service, going the extra mile every day, often meeting immediate emergency needs.
“Way2Go does so much more than just provide rides,” said Sondrini. “The staff and drivers have a heart for our clients and absolutely want to make a difference in their lives.”
Since 2012, United Way has awarded more than $445,000 to Way2Go to provide senior transportation in Marion County. The strategic partnership between CICOA and United Way supports CICOA’s mission and helps United Way meet community goals in its priority area of basic needs. To learn more about United Way, visit www.uwci.org.