Portland, OR. Ride Connection continues to serve older adults and people with disabilities by connecting them to the essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most recently, this has included accessible transit to vaccine appointments. The nonprofit is also delivering food boxes and providing transportation to life-sustaining medical appointments like dialysis and cancer treatments during the pandemic.
Ride Connection is also making wellness checks, explaining, “Since many of our customers aren’t leaving their homes, we are calling them with a quick hello and making sure they are doing well. We understand that many of our customers live in social isolation and their normal Ride Connection ride might have been their only social interaction for the day.”
From Ride Connection:
With the support of so many, Ride Connection has been able to continue to provide these vital services to keep our most vulnerable population safe, connected, and healthy.
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Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion.
The Ride Connection network is made up of a collection of agencies that serve older adults and people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals and the general public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.
Together, we provide over 500,000 rides and support more than 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation each year.