Central, South and East Contra Costa County
Caring Hands provides free, escorted rides by screened and trained volunteers as part of our one on one long term match program. In addition to providing transportation and escort to medical appointments, shopping and errands, matched volunteers also provide friendly visiting and companionship, respite care to give a break to a family caregiver, reading mail, and letter writing.
Over the age of 60, living independently in their own home.
A phone interview and a home assessment by a social worker are required. Due to high demand there is usually a waiting list for services.
All of Contra Costa County
Mobility Matters operates a volunteer driver program, that provides free, one on one, door through door, escorted rides by screened and trained volunteers using their own cars.
Essentially homebound, ambulatory (with or without walking aides) seniors over age 60 who do not have access to safe, appropriate transportation for medical and dental care and grocery shopping. Riders must require door through door escort with elbow or standby assistance to qualify.
Telephone interview with a follow up in home assessment. The application to be completed by a staff member.