Chaperone Ride Support Program
While there are options for medical transportation, barriers such as cost, smartphone apps, and even getting into a stranger’s car, can all prove overwhelming. Older adults and individuals with disabilities need transportation services that meet their specific needs. This is where you, as a caring and trained chaperone, can be the difference in this individual's life.
What Chaperones Do
- Provide reminder phone calls
- Go to the home of the individual
- Ride with the individual to their appointment (chaperones do not drive – transportation is provided through another service)
- Remain in the waiting room during their appointment
- Ride home with the individual, making sure they are settled back in their home.
All volunteers must register, successfully complete a background check, and receive training. A 3-4 hour commitment on a weekly basis is requested and all necessary PPE for both self and client will be provided, as necessary. Volunteers are responsible for getting to and from the client's home independently.
This program serves those residing in the towns of: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Northford, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge
Provided through funding by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC).