This program matches seniors and disabled individuals with volunteers who drive them to their doctor appointments.
Lend a Hand...With Your Car!
The most-needed volunteer service at the Needs Council is Medical Transportation. Sadly, there are many seniors in our community who have little to no family support. Living on a fixed income, their social security is typically not even enough to make ends meet, much less pay cab fare for rides to their often-weekly medical appointments. Through our medical transportation program, volunteer drivers provide rides for elderly or disabled individuals who have no other resource for transportation to these vital appointments.
Can you spare an hour to drive a homebound senior to their medical appointment? Whether you are willing to drive multiple times a week or a few times a year, we need you! If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a senior, please complete an application online or call 997-9756.
Assistance is provided for housing, utilities, child care, medications, emergency medical procedures, dental, hearing and vision expenses.
Counseling & Domestic violence support
Victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse receive critical counseling by licensed professionals. As they get their lives back on track, clients are also provided budgeting, goal-setting and financial planning assistance.
Needs Council volunteers provide “friendly support” to homebound seniors and rides to medical appointments since many have no family nearby. Community members adopt and provide gifts to these seniors and disabled adults at Christmas.
Child & Family Services
Children and their families are provided assistance with coats, school supplies, food, childcare, scholarships, parenting classes and Christmas assistance with the help of many community volunteers.