Faith in Action Georgetown provides rides for the elderly who are unable to drive. Faith in Action drivers are volunteers who utilize their personal vehicles free of charge to help seniors get to medical appointments and run errands. Clients who have enrolled in the program are allowed two one-way trips per week and must be over the age of 65 and unable to drive. Volunteer drivers are not able to accommodate people in wheelchairs; however, they can provide assistance to clients from their home to the vehicle and then from the vehicle into the destination (known as door-to-door service). Volunteers can also provide door-through-door service, which means that the volunteer would stay with the client to assist during the trip.
Faith in Action Georgetown is a partner of Drive a Senior, another non-profit program that utilizes volunteer drivers to assist those in need of transportation assistance by offering curb-to-curb, door-to-door, and door-through-door service. Drive a Senior has several service areas in the region, including five Austin service areas, an Elgin service area, and a Pflugerville/Round Rock service area. Another Faith in Action partner operates the Northwest Austin service area.
Agency/Facility-Specific Shuttle Services
Many agencies provide targeted service for their clients to access the services of the agency. Scott & White Healthcare System has a shuttle service that transports people among the four Scott & White facilities in the area. The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown provides its own transportation for children from area schools to the Boys & Girls Club sites. It also coordinates with the GISD school bus system to facilitate its targeted transportation system.