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In 1982, Lois Thomi was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. The difficult months of chemotherapy and
radiation treatments that followed were a time of fear and loneliness because she felt no one understood what she was going through. The turning point came when a former cancer patient offered Lois encouragement. It was this act of caring that prompted her to start this organization in 1983 with the help of her daughter, Diana.
Victory in the Valley's Transportation Program provides much more than just a ride to treatment for someone facing cancer. It's an opportunity to receive hope, encouragement, and support from someone who truly understands much of what you are going through and cares.
Established in 1995, the Transportation Program provides a ride to treatment for cancer patients who are unable to drive themselves, or who would have to rely on a family member or friend to take off work to give them a ride. This service is offered at no charge. Victory in the Valley Transportation Vehicles have been purchased with the generous donations provided through the fundraising efforts of caring individuals and organizations.
- 1This service is offered at no charge.
Cancer Action is an independent, community based non-profit agency offering an array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional and financial needs of persons with cancer, their family, and friends.
As a caring community of professionals and volunteers, we offer support, education, empowerment, hope and comfort to those touched by cancer.
In 2019, Cancer action celebrated 60 years of serving those living with, through and beyond cancer in Kansas City.
A local and independent nonprofit, Cancer Action opened in 1959 to serve the tangible needs of people living with cancer in the Greater Kansas City area.
We were established as an independent, non-profit originally called "The Cancer Association of Wyandotte County. We began in a garage with an army of volunteers, under the leadership of the first Executive Secretary, Selma Calene, who was also a volunteer.
With a passion to help families who were struggling with this difficult illness, the group made hand-made comfort items and collected medical supplies that were given to families to help care for their loved ones.
Eventually, our name was changed to Cancer Action! While our name changed, our strong commitment to community is still at the heart and mission of the organization today.
- 1Our transportation program is provided mostly by volunteers and is based on driver’s availability in your geographical area.
Johnson County is a full service local government providing daily services through more than 40 offices, agencies and departments. In addition to the traditional governmental operations of public health and safety, codes
regulations, and tax collection, Johnson County operates a major intermodal transportation system, 12 libraries, six multi-service centers, a park and recreation district, mental health and developmental support centers, a community corrections program, and a countywide wastewater system.
Johnson County Government utilizes direct resident input through public meetings and volunteered service on governing and advisory boards and commissions to ensure the continued vitality and efficiency of its services and programs.
- 1Riders must be able to transfer into and out of a car.
- 2Riders must be at least 18 years old. Catch-a-Ride does not transport children.
- 3Out-of-county trips are scheduled for some medical appointment destinations (St. Luke's on the Plaza, St. Joseph Medical Center, & UMKC Dental School) but are limited based on the availability of volunteer drivers.
- 4All ride requests must be placed with five business days advanced notice.
- 5The suggested donation is $5 per one-way trip. Riders will not be denied service because they cannot afford to make a donation. Donation letters are mailed monthly to those receiving rides.
The mission of the East Topeka Senior Center (ETSC) is to provide direct services to senior citizens and adults with disabilities so they may achieve and maintain an optimum level of physical, nutritional, social and mental functioning.
ETSC initiates and supports the development of systems that deliver a full range of services focused on helping this population maintain their dignity and independence.
- 1A suggested donation of $4 each way is requested for transportation, however no one is turned away for inability to pay.
- 2Medical appointments must be no earlier than 10 am and no later than 2:30 p.m.
- 3Please place calls at least 24 hours in advance.
In 1973, the members of the LULAC Council #11071 recognized the need for a support system for the elderly in Topeka's Latin-American community.
The council sought to improve the lives of these seniors, and the community as a whole, by bringing about an awareness of the value of senior citizens and their ongoing contributions to society.
Today the Topeka LULAC Senior Center invites members of the Topeka community from all walks of life. In providing a central resource through which community members can come together to access services, socialize, and engage in the world around them, participants maintain their independence and dignity.
- 1We currently are not providing Medical Transportation. We had to discontinue this service in July of 2016.
- 2Free, Donations encouraged.
Johnson County Transit provides public transportation throughout Johnson County, connecting to downtown Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
RideKC operates on weekdays in Johnson County. Most bus routes run during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
RideKC Freedom is a shared ride program providing affordable curb-to-curb transportation for registered residents of Johnson County.
- 1RideKC buses are Zero Fare through 2023. Fares are being changed on Freedom On-Demand, and effective Nov. 9, 2020, on 199 Micro Transit in KCK and 499 Micro Transit in Johnson County.
The U-Pass and Veterans Pass are valid for fare payment on Micro Transit.
- 2The KC Streetcar is free to ride, which means there is no fare to ride on the streetcar as it travels the 2 miles through the heart of downtown.
OATS Transit is a shared-ride, public transportation company offering service to people of all ages. We serve the rural general public, individuals with disabilities and senior citizens. We transport people to work, medical appointments, shopping and to the pharmacy.
We offer intercity express routes to connect people with larger cities. Our buses are all ADA accessible.
OATS Transit serves 87 Missouri counties. In some areas we have Express Routes that run from smaller towns into larger cities. Depending on the county, we offer either door-to-door service or have pick-up points along the way.
- 1Some routes have set fares, while other routes are donation based as they may be covered by agencies like the Area Agency on Aging. When you call to schedule service be sure to ask about fares. Riders can pay cash each time they board the bus. You will need to pay when you board, not all up front, as it may be a different driver/bus on each leg of the trip.
Midland Care’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a not-for-profit health care program that helps people at risk for needing nursing home care who meet a level of care requirement stay in their own homes and communities.
- 1What you pay for Midland Care PACE depends on your financial situation.
- 2If you qualify for Medicaid and Medicare, you will either have a monthly payment or pay nothing for the long-term care portion of PACE depending on your income.
- 3If you qualify for Medicare, all Medicare-covered services are paid for by Medicare. You will be charged a monthly premium to cover the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit and a premium for Medicare Part D drugs.
- 4If you do not qualify for either Medicaid or Medicare, you will have a monthly payment for the long-term care portion of PACE depending on your income.