Winnebago County covers almost 580 sq miles and has a population base of approximately 167,000 folks. With a variety of excellent transportation services, there still remained gaps in the mobility options for residents, especially when it came to finding transportation options for nights and weekends.
Led by the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission - Feonix has worked with local leaders to bring together transportation options and fill the transportation needs for seniors, refugees, students, and young families.
The Mobility Leadership Circle Members worked with Feonix to establish a new brand for the program in the county. Tieing together volunteer, private, and public transportation options - Winnebago Catch-A-Ride seeks to ensure no one is left behind in seeking employment, accessing medical care, or enjoying a night out with family or friends.
Nick Musson & Kolin Erickson
Jason White, Audra Hoy, & Julia Steffes
Emily Dieringer & Kaylee Lyons
Contact Kaylee Lyons at 1- 920-232-3030.
We are seeking 20 volunteer drivers throughout the county to fill in the mobility gaps for accessing employment, medical care, and education.
Volunteers will receive $0.58 cents a mile and have the flexibility to volunteer when it works best in their schedules.
Questions? Contact the Program Lead, Kaylee Lyons at 1-920-232-3030.
For more details and to complete our 30 second application process
Cing Hau is a refugee who uses the services to get home safely after work. Ms. Hau is not only a refugee, but a student at Fox Valley Technical College. Without a service like the WCAR Program provides, Cing would not be able to get home from work, and without a job she can not afford to live in the United States. Transportation is so critical to employment and Cing recommends that other people in her situation reach out and ask for help to get to work.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, East Central Wisconsin Planning Commission, Make the Ride Happen, and Feonix-Mobility Rising have joined forces to launch a new volunteer driver program called Winnebago Catch-A-Ride (WCAR).
WCAR is designed to make transportation services affordable to unemployed, underemployed, disabled, and low-income workers. Volunteers with this program can help people get to work in our local businesses, creating jobs, and contributing to our local economy.
AmeriCorps Member & WCAR Project Lead, Ms. Kaylee Lyons says, “with this partnership, we now have technology suited for filling the gaps we see in transportation services and meeting the needs that aren't being met by existing services.” Lyons feels this technology will create a centralized list of transportation providers as well as create an on-demand volunteer driver service. She says, “Winnebago Catch-A- Ride doesn’t want to duplicate the services that are already out there but it increases the access to transportation services”. Lyons expresses her enthusiasm of the benefits of WCAR to the involved communities by stating those who will use this service currently “experience barriers in transportation every day and it affects the way they live their life.”
For more information on Winnebago Catch-A-Ride and how you can become a volunteer driver, visit www.volunteerdriver.org or contact Kaylee Lyons.
Kaylee Lyons, CHES | Phone: 920-232-3030 | Email: KLyons@co.winnebago.wi.us
Visit: https://winnebagowi.qryde.com to get started today.