Chesterfield County, Uber, and Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia partner for rides; Chesterfield County, Virginia, 2018
5 minutes Date Launched: Mar 11, 2018
Chesterfield County has partnered with Uber and Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia to launch a pilot program providing free, treatment-related transportation to individuals trying to overcome opioid addiction. Through this program, individuals undergoing treatment through the county’s Mental Health Support Services Department who do not own a personal vehicle can take an Uber, free of charge, to any pre-approved location. Participants can reserve rides from 6 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Saturday, by calling Goodwill. Goodwill contacts Uber and oversees trips taken. Rides can also be reserved in advance. The pilot was funded through a state grant and aims to make it easier and more affordable for recovering participants to seek treatment.