Wentworth-Douglass grant provides $50K for group transportation
DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass Healthcare facility has awarded a $10,000 community advantage grant to the Alliance for Group Transportation (ACT), a group that coordinates and provides group transportation, mostly for seniors and adults with disabilities, in Southeastern New Hampshire. The grant will permit the firm to entry an further $40,000 in federal funds.
“Our crew right here at Wentworth-Douglass knows firsthand from our patient population how important it is to take away barriers to transportation, and with the capacity to purchase supplemental federal pounds, there is no doubt this system will have a significant effects on the health and wellbeing of our neighbors,” stated Michelle Hanson, director of strategic organizing and group profit at Wentworth-Douglass.
ACT’s lead agency and fiscal sponsor is the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (Coast), but its perform is largely funded by Federal Transit Administration money that are passed by way of the NH Office of Transportation. ACT ought to supply non-USDOT funding to leverage the $40,000 in federal dollars.
“I’m very grateful to Wentworth-Douglass for stepping up and funding this critical group initiative,” reported Jeff Donald, regional mobility supervisor for ACT and TripLink, a regional transportation phone center. “Particularly as we emerge from the pandemic, this $50,000 will enable to ACT to react to essential support fluctuations or staffing modifications in real time,” he mentioned.
TripLink has operated continuously through the pandemic, making certain that the region’s most susceptible residents go on to have accessibility to clinical care, grocery purchasing, and other transportation requirements. In November 2021, ACT re-released its website, re-branding it to target mainly on TripLink and on reaching people in need of transportation and their caregivers. The firm says the new site will make it possible for older adults and grown ups with disabilities to sign-up