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Free Transportation for Seniors in Texas

By Maurice

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If you’re looking for free transportation for seniors in Texas, you’re in the right place!This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of Texas.Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Texas

List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Texas

VIA – Reduced Fares

Program Description:

VIA Metropolitan Transit provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality and enhance quality of life throughout our region.

  • Service Area: Bexar County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors age 62 and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • The VIA Reduced Fare ID is available at any VIA Information Centers except the Randolph, Ellis Alley or Ingram locations.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1In addition to qualifying for reduced rates on fares and passes, seniors age 62 and older only pay 25 cents per trip 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and receive free rides Saturdays and Sundays.
  2. 2Seniors need to present a VIA Reduced Fare I.D. when boarding the bus in order to pay reduced fares or use discounted passes.
  3. 3Seniors age 62 and older must present a government-issued ID with date of birth (state ID, driver’s license, veteran’s ID, or passport).

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest (VIC-SW) – Transportation Services

Program Description:

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest (VIC-SW) is an interfaith organization that provides free one-on-one assistance to the frail and elderly in southwest Houston through a network of volunteers.

VIC-SW strives to help frail and elderly people in southwest Houston remain independent, seek health care and preserve their quality of life.

  • Service Area:Houston, TX.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctors and clinics, to pick up prescriptions, to go shopping.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Southwest Houston Senior residents age 60 or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact VIC-SW at 713-772-8181
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Transportation is provided free of charge.

Care Connection Aging & Disability Resource Center – Rodie Transportation

Program Description:

Care Connection ADRC is a convenient and reliable resource specialized in locating both private and public services for older adults and individuals with disabilities of all ages.

  • Service Area:Harris County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Live in Harris County
  • Are 59 and younger with a documented disability
  • Travel within Harris County
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Care Connection Aging & Disability Resource Center 1-855-YES-ADRC (937-2372)

American Red Cross Greater Houston Area Chapter – Transportation Services

Program Description:

The City of Deer Park, through a partnership with the American Red Cross Greater Houston Area Chapter, provides non-emergency transportation for the elderly and/or disabled residents of Deer Park, who do not drive or are

terminally/chronically ill, to health and human service appointments at no charge.Transportation service provided is curb-to-curb, with door-to-door pick-up and drop-off services available to accommodate passengers who are mobility impaired.

  • Service Area:Houston, Harris County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Health and human service appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Service is available for the elderly and/or disabled residents of Deer Park, who do not drive or are terminally/chronically ill.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Contact the Red Cross Transportation Service at 713-313-1631
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not avlaible on the webbiste.
  2. 2Transportation service provided is curb-to-curb, with door-to-door pick-up and drop-off services available to accommodate passengers who are mobility impaired.
  3. 3Transportation services are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  4. 4Reservation requests should be made as far in advance as possible. A minimum 24 hour advance notice is required.
  5. 5Red Cross will provide a maximum of 10 one-way trips per month per passenger. Any additional trips must be authorized by the City of Deer Park.

Harris County Transit – Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Program Description:

In February 2006, the Harris County Community Services Department (CSD) completed a Comprehensive Transit Strategy utilizing the services of The Goodman Corporation.

In June of 2006 Commissioners Court authorized CSD to be the Administrator of all non-infrastructure Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Transit funds. The Transportation Division of CSD has obtained consent from the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Harris County METRO to become an additional Federal Transportation Administration recipient of FTA Section 5307 funds. This action was the first step in the process to obtain up to $4.5 million a year in Federal Grant funds to provide transportation alternatives for residents of Harris County who do not have any transit service. The Office of Transit Services (Harris County Transit) was created by Harris County CSD to begin implementing transit projects. In October 2007 Harris County Transit partnered with the City of Baytown and Houston METRO to launch a successful Park and Ride program from Baytown to the Downtown Business District. This was followed in July 2008 with the creation of a fixed route service in the City of Baytown that exceeded all ridership expectations. In January 2010 fixed bus route service began operating in the cities of La Porte and Pasadena. All programs are dependent on receiving commitments for local share funding to support federal funding requests.

  • Service Area:Atascocita* Barrett Station* Baytown, North of I-10* Blackhawk & Scarsdale* Channelview Cloverleaf* Crosby* Deer Park Galena Park Highlands Huffman* Humble* Jacinto City* La Porte McNair* North Forest & Sheldon* Shore Acres* Seabrook* South Houston Tomball Webster* (* Does not cover the entire area)
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical necessity trips(dialysis, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and other medical appointments.)
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be a Harris County resident and reside in the service area.
  • Must provide a valid ID, proof of residency or disability status.
  • Must complete intake packet and provide supporting documentation.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To obtain an application call: 713-696-1991
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not available on the website.

Senior Rides And More – Volunteer Transportation

Program Description:

Many frail and elderly people face an excruciating choice: Spend their last years in an impersonal institution, or remain at home, isolated and housebound.

With the help of Senior Rides and More, a third option is available to southwest Houston’s frail and elderly population; they can live independent lives in their own homes with the assistance of Senior Rides and More volunteers providing life sustaining services and a link to the larger community.

  • Service Area:Southwest Houston area (77005,77024,77025,77027,77031,77035,77036,77042,77046,77056,77057,77063,77071,77072,77074,77077,77079,77081,77082,77083,77085,77096,77098,77099,77401,77477,77478,77479,77459,77489)Northwest Houston area(77014,77066,77067,77068,77069,77070,77086,77090,77379,77388,77389)
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctors and clinics, to pick up prescriptions, to go shopping, to attend religious services or to run errands.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 60+ years of age.
  • Ambulatory (cane and walker acceptable).
  • Live within the 30 Southwest Houston area zip codes or the 11 Northwest Houston area zip codes we serve.
  • Not diagnosed with a mental illness.
  • Not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not available on the website.

Texas Health And Human Services Commission – Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program (MTP)

Program Description:

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is an agency within the Texas Health and Human Services System.

Services Provided:

  1. 1Medicaid for families and children;
  2. 2long-term care for people who are older or have disabilities;
  3. 3SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food benefits and TANF (Temporary Assistance For Needy Families) cash assistance for families;
  4. 4behavior health services;
  5. 5services to help keep people who are older or who have disabilities in their homes or communities;
  6. 6services for women or other people with special health needs.
  • Service Area: Texas
  • Transportation Services Provided: non-emergency medical transportation
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • be enrolled in one of the following programs (Medicaid; Children with Special Health Care Needs; Transportation for Indigent Cancer Patients);
  • not have any other means of transportation.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • first, set up an appointment with their doctor or provider.
  • call at least two workdays before their appointment, or five days before the appointment if it is outside their county to request a ride (Phones are answered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. local time.).
  • call their health plan’s medical transportation contact number if they or their child have a Medicaid health plan;
  • call 877-633-8747 (877-MED- TRIP) if they or their child do not have a health plan:
  • make sure to have the following information when requesting a ride:a) Medicaid ID or Social Security number for the person with the appointment;b) name of the medical professional you or your child will be seeing;c) address, and phone number of your appointment location;d) address and phone number of your pickup location;e) reason for the visit;f) date and time of appointment;g) any unique needs including wheelchair, lift, or a walker, if the case, so they can send the right type of vehicle;h) affirmation that other means of transportation are unavailable.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Non-emergency medical transportation services are available for a Medicaid beneficiary or their child. These services include rides to doctor’s office, dentist’s office, hospital, drug store or any place that provides covered health care services.
  2. 2Types of rides include: a) public transportation, like the city bus;b) a taxi or van service;c) commercial transit, like a bus or plane, to go to another city for an appointment.
  3. 3Services may also include: a) money for gas;b) meals and lodging for children and youth 20 and younger staying overnight to get covered health care services;c) payment for some out-of-state travel to neighboring states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico).
  4. 4Services do not include making arrangements for emergency or nonemergency transportation by ambulance.
  5. 5Medicaid can also pay someone else to drive you to your appointments, like a relative, friend or neighbor, if they sign up to become an ITP. You or your driver must have a current driver’s license, license plates, up-to-date inspection sticker and car insurance.
  6. 6Same day rides might be approved when:a) the applicant’s doctor or dentist must see him on the same day.b) the applicant is released from a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility.c) the applicant needs a ride to a drugstore.
  7. 7Children 14 and younger may not travel without a parent or guardian. Children 15 through 17 may travel without a parent, but the parent must provide written permission before the trip is scheduled.

Alamo Area Council Of Governments – Veterans Transportation

Program Description:

The Texas Veterans Network, formerly TXServes San Antonio, has been providing service in the San Antonio area since June of 2017.

This network assists service members, veterans, and their families in the 13-county Alamo Area, and will soon expand into South Texas (Laredo area) and the Coastal bend (Corpus Christi area).

With oversight from the Alamo Area Development Corporation and Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), this initiative creates a coordinated online network of over 100 pubic, private, and nonprofit organizations serving service members, veterans, and their families. AACOG acts as the central hub of the Texas Veterans Network, and connects clients to services across the state and beyond.

  • Service Area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, McMullen, and Wilson counties
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, Grocery trips,Pharmacy trips, Social events, and Job interviews.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Any honorably discharged veteran, their immediate family (spouse or dependents under the age of 18), surviving spouses can request transportation assistance through AACOG.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To schedule a ride, call (888) 724-8387.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not avlaible on the webbiste.
  2. 2Rides should be scheduled at least 48-hours in advance.
  3. 3Please notify the program if you require a vehicle that can accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aide.

City Of Kirby – Senior Citizen Center

Program Description:

The Kirby Senior Center is located at 3211 Alan Shepard. The facility was constructed through the use of a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded by Bexar County.

The center staff consists of a manager, part time assistant and drivers all overseen by a board of directors. The center’s programs are funded by various community grants.

  • Service Area: City of Kirby
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from Kirby Senior Center, Medical appointments, other recreational destinations and for errands such as trips to the grocery stores etc.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 60 years of age + & individuals with disabilities are eligible to use the service.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For registration and reservations please call: 210-532-5554.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Rides are provided through a partnership with the Presa Community Center who request a $5 fare for rides scheduled through their manifest.
  2. 2We recommend making reservations at least two weeks in advance.

City Of San Antonio Senior Services – Senior Center Transportation

Program Description:

Every day in San Antonio, seniors, 60 years of age and older are participating in an exciting array of programs and services specifically designed for older adults. Senior transportation service is available at all city-operated Senior Centers.

On average 103,300 one way trips are provided to city operated Senior Centers.Our comprehensive senior centers and nutrition sites are located across the city and are open Monday to Friday throughout the year. Whether you are interested in joining us for a midday meal, some fun group exercise, a computer class or even meeting a friend or two, we welcome you!

The Department of Human Services, Senior Services Division helps San Antonio’s multi-generational senior community lead active, independent and engaged lives through comprehensive nutrition, wellness, education and more!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our senior centers!

  • Service Area: San Antonio
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from city operated Senior Centers.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors enrolled at any of the city operated Senior Centers and live within a five-mile radius of the center may qualify for morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off to and from the senior center.
  • Seniors can check at their center site for availability of this service.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Senior Center Transportation call 210.207.7172.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1This service is offered free of charge.
  2. 2Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Greater Randolph Area Service Program (Grasp) – Senior and Disabled Transportation

Program Description:

GRASP TRANSIT is a service of Greater Randolph Area Services Program, a United Way nonprofit agency that provides public transportation for travel originating in the following cities: Converse, Live Oak, Universal City, Windcrest, Cibolo, Schertz and Selma.

  • Service Area: Bexar County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical Appointments -Picking up prescriptions, doctor appointments (not for emergencies), eye doctors, lab work.Personal Appointments – Retail & grocery shop-ping trips, going to restaurants and GRASP Com-munity Senior Activity Center, Congregate Noon Meals & hair appointments, library visits, movies, the gym, or visiting friends.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Our service priority is senior citizens over age 60, Low-income families, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For registration and reservations please call: 210-658-3578.Here’s what we’ll need to know for each ride:• Date and time you wish to arrive at your destination• The complete address from which you will depart and where you need to go• When you plan to return• How many others will ride with you• Whether you have a personal care attendant that assists you – care attendants or spouse can ride free.• Clients must register during first trip to provide basic contact information for GRASP records.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Fares for GRASP services are based on pick-up and drop-off or destination points: Fares range from $5.00 to $60.00 for Round Trips determined when scheduling appointments. An additional fare will be added for drivers who are requested to wait over 1 hour. Customers must pay their fare upon boarding.
  2. 2GRASP Vehicles are accessible for wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids. Our lifts meet ADA standards: however we may have to decline service if you or your mobility device will not properly fit on the lift or the weight exceeds capacity limitations. Those who have difficulty climbing or descending stairs may also use the lift.
  3. 3GRASP Transit operates 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medical appointments are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  4. 4Request rides up to 30 days in advance, but not later than noon the day before. We recommend scheduling your trip at least two days in advance; reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to availability of a vehicle and seats for the desired date and time.
  5. 5Customers who need to cancel a ride should contact the office within 24 hours of the appointment. Repeated cancellations at the point of pick up or not be available may result in suspension of services or billing for the scheduled trip.

Jefferson Outreach – Senior and Disabled Transportation

Program Description:

At Jefferson Outreach, located in San Antonio TX, we are committed to providing Senior citizens with FREE supportive services.

Our services include transportation, telephone reassurance, emotional support, special events, volunteer opportunities resources and referrals. It is our goal to help seniors maintain healthy, secure, and independent lifestyles.

Jefferson Outreach was created out of the care and compassion for the Seniors in our community to help:

  • Decrease the risk of senior isolation ensuring elder longevity
  • Combat senior food insecurities
  • Increase social participation that encourages healthier outcomes
  • Identify senior barriers and provide support and no cost senior services
  • Provide a safe environment in which seniors, their loved ones and caregivers can prosper
  • Promote community engagements through Alzheimer’s and related dementia focused programming

We take great pride and joy in being able to offer this type of support free of charge to the seniors of Bexar County.

  • Service Area: Bexar County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical Appointments, Grocery trips,Senior Centers etc.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For registration and reservations please call: (210) 734-5016
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1This service is offered free of charge.

Methodist Healthcare – Health Bus

Program Description:

Methodist Healthcare has evolved to meet the growing needs of the greater San Antonio community, but our commitment since opening our first

hospital in 1963 remains true: to continuously improve the health and wellness of our community by “Serving Humanity to Honor God.” For those involved in designing, delivering and consistently improving Methodist Healthcare services, it is a healing ministry and a sacred trust.

We dedicate our professional lives to those we serve and to each other.The mission of Methodist Healthcare is ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God’ by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all.

Furthermore, our vision is for Methodist Healthcare to be a world-class health care provider, continually raising the standards of performance excellence and advancing the health status of the community.

In doing so, we acknowledge our values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. On an individual basis, we commit to:

  • Cure when we can
  • Escort to death’s door when we must
  • Always create healing experiences
  • Service Area: San Antonio
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical Appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please call 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433)
  • Call at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment or scheduled admission, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If possible, call prior to scheduling your appointment and we will work with you and your doctor’s office to schedule your visit at a time when Health Bus can meet your needs.
  • Please have your doctor’s name, phone number and address available when calling to schedule your ride.
  • If you have a scheduled appointment, please have your appointment date and time available when you call to schedule your ride on Health Bus.
  • Rides on Health Bus must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. Even with this advance notice we may not be able to give you a ride if the bus is full. To avoid this, please call to schedule your ride on Health Bus when you begin planning your next appointment so that we can work with you and your doctor to schedule your appointment at a time when we can meet your needs.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1This service is offered free of charge.
  2. 2Please be ready 30 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  3. 3Health Bus will park as close as possible to your front door.
  4. 4Patients who need special assistance should bring a companion to help them.
  5. 5When your appointment is over, you can call Health Bus at MHS-RIDE or have a representative from your doctor’s office call Health Bus to pick you up.

North East Senior Assistance – Dignified Senior Transportation

Program Description:

NESA, a 501 c 3, began in 1984. We were initially conceived through the Alamo Heights Ministers Association, who along with Morningside Ministries, discussed a concept called “networking” which emphasized churches joining together in a neighborhood ecumenical outreach to enable frail elderly persons to live in their own homes for as long as possible.

Our mission is to reflect God’s Love by providing transportation and other services to enhance the quality of life and independence for seniors.

We provide services that help seniors live independently in their own homes, around their familiar settings and environment, which is where they want to be, and give them peace of mind. What’s unique about our ride service is that we stay with them; we don’t just drop them off and leave them to fend for themselves!

  • Service Area: We serve zip codes: 78209,78217, 78218,78234, 78239,78247 and parts of 8208,78212,78216,78232,78244,78259,Live Oak
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and From your regular medical, dental, vision, lab appointments and Food Pantry.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 60 years old or older.
  • Live in northeast San Antonio.
  • Do not drive anymore, or drive far; or live with someone who drives but works full time.
  • You must be ambulatory.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please call 210-967-6372 For Registration.(When you call in, we will fill out an intake form. Then our Outreach Nurse will schedule a home visit to make sure you fit the program.After you are approved, you may begin calling in your appointments 1-3 weeks in advance. Only 1 ride per week is allowed .)
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1NESA Services are FREE!
  2. 2Due to liability, we will not transport clients to outpatient procedures nor any procedure requiring an IV sedation.
  3. 3If you are wheelchair-bound, you will not be able to use our transportation services, but you can use grocery delivery services.
  4. 4During COVID-19, Client must sit in back seat.
  5. 5Driver remains in vehicle or lobby until appointment is over.

Ride Connect Texas – Volunteer Assisted Rides

Program Description:

Ride Connect Texas is dedicated to older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care for them, working to ensure all have transportation to resources and services needed to maintain independence, promote healthy aging, and live a good quality life.

Our Mission is to promote independence, preserve dignity, and enhance the quality of life of older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers by coordinating and providing transportation services.

  • Service Area: Service area
  • Transportation Services Provided: Anywhere in Bexar County.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • People 60 years and older and people with disabilities, 50 years and older, who reside in the service area.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For registration and reservations please call 210-558-0007(9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday.)
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Transportation is free of cost and volunteer-based.
  2. 2Rides 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  3. 3We provide the following levels of service:> Curb-to-curb for riders who are fairly agile. > Door-to-door for those who need a little assistance.> Door through Door – Limited availability.

Southwest Outreach For Older People (Swoop) – Dignified Senior Transportation

Program Description:

The Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP) is committed to providing personalized transportation services to enhance the quality of life and mobility of under-served seniors and their caregivers in Southwest San Antonio.

SWOOP began serving older adults in Southwest San Antonio in 2012 and is the fourth program of its kind in San Antonio, joining Jefferson Outreach for Older People, Southeast Community Outreach for Older People and North East Senior Assistance as volunteer-assisted transportation programs to help seniors get around town!

Each group serves a different geographic sector of the community. SWOOP was established through a partnership involving the Alamo Area Council of Governments/Bexar Area Agency on Aging, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, Jefferson Outreach for Older People and the WellMed Charitable Foundation.

  • Service Area: Southwest quadrant of San Antonio.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical related appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria.
  • Seniors (60 and older) and their caregivers.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • You can schedule your ride by calling 1-210-558-0007.(however please leave a voicemail if we are out of the office or on another line when you call.)
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Transportation is free of charge; however, donations are encouraged to support more rides.
  2. 2Requests for transportation need to made at least 7-10 working days in advance.
  3. 3Volunteer drivers using their own vehicles, will pick up seniors requiring transportation at their residence, stay with them throughout the appointment and return them home.

City Of Garland Parks And Recreation – Senior Center Transportation

Program Description:

The City of Garland Senior Services is committed to providing leisure, social, and human service opportunities to Garland seniors. Adults 55 and above can participate in a wide array of educational, social, and physical activity programs in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Programs are designed to promote and foster healthy independent living, enhance the quality of life and build a sense of belonging and community among older adults.

  • Service Area: Garland, TX
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and From Senior Center. Transportation to doctor appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors ages 60 and over.
  • Applicant must reside within the city limits of Garland.
  • Applicant must participate in the lunch program to qualify for this service.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For more information, call 972-205-2769.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1The program is offered free of charge.
  2. 2Transportation opportunities are limited.

City Of Grand Prairie – Grand Connection Transit Service

Program Description:

The Transportation Services Department of the city of Grand Prairie provides enhanced mobility for people, goods and services, which will meet their present and future needs in a proficient and responsive manner by planning, operating and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation system.

The city’s “Grand Connection” transit system serves those who are at least 60 years of age or have a physical or mental disability.

  • Service Area: City of Grand Prairie
  • Transportation Services Provided: medical/dental appointments, school, work, grocery shopping or Nutrition Program trips.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • To become eligible, you must be at least 60 years of age or have a physical or mental disability.
  • If you are 60 years or older, you must provide proof of age (a copy of your state issued drivers license, a stated issued identification card or a birth certificate will meet this requirement).
  • An individual with a physical or mental disability must have a physician or your licensed health care professional complete and verify Part V of the application.
  • If you are a Medicaid applicant, please mark it on the application. We will verify your Medicaid status with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Transportation Department.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • You can either complete the application online or you can complete a paper version of the application form.Option 1: Online Application FormOption 2: Paper Application FormIf you prefer to submit a paper application instead of an online application, you may:Pick up an application from Transportation Services Department, located in City Hall at 300 West Main Street, or at the Transit Dispatch Office, located in the city’s Equipment Services Center at 1821 S. State Hwy 161; orRequest an application be mailed to you by calling 972-237-8546 and including your name and complete address in the voice mail; or Download and print the following application:
  • Required Documentation to be Submitted Along with Application:If you are 60 years or older, you must provide proof of age (a copy of your state issued drivers license, a stated issued identification card or a birth certificate will meet this requirement).An individual with a physical or mental disability must have a physician or your licensed health care professional complete and verify Part V of the application.You must sign the application and have a witness sign the application before it will be processed.Once the application is completed, mail the original completed application and all qualification documentation to:The Grand ConnectionCity of Grand Prairie Transit ServiceP.O. Box 534045Grand Prairie, TX 75053-4045You may also fax the application to us at 972-237-8544 to get a faster start on the approval process, but we must have the original for our records.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1The Grand Connection does not charge for rides. All rides are free.
  2. 2All trips requests must be made at least TWO (2) WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE of theday you wish to travel.
  3. 3You must give the following information to the Dispatcher when requesting a trip:(1) Your name and phone number(2) Address of your pick-up point—including the building name of your apartment complex(3) Address of your destination—including the doctor’s name, building name/number,suite/room number(4) Day and date of travel(5) Pick-up time preferred, appointment time, length of time needed and preferred time for a return trip.(6) Any additional information that you would be helpful to the Dispatcher and/or Driver.

City Of Mesquite – COMPASS STAR Transit

Program Description:

Founded in 1988, STAR Transit is the fourth largest transit agency in the North Central Texas region, headquartered in Terrell, TX. STAR Transit provides safe, affordable and convenient transportation in their service area, providing over 235,000 rides annually.

Destinations include job locations, educational facilities, non-emergency medical appointments, senior centers and career-training facilities. STAR Transit can take passengers to run errands and to visit friends.

  • Service Area: Dallas & Fort Worth, TX.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Seniors 60+, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1No fare for qualified senior 60+, veteran and disabled passengers.
  2. 2Application assessments can be scheduled, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. If approved, a photo will be taken for the STAR Transit Reduced Fare ID pass. If requested, STAR Transit will provide free transportation to the assessment appointment. There will be a $2.00 processing fee.
  3. 3The Reduced Fare ID pass must be presented to the driver each time a rider boards any STAR Transit vehicle.

City Of Southlake – Call A Ride Southlake

Program Description:

Call A Ride of Southlake, Inc. (CARS) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation with a purpose to provide free, non-emergency transportation to Southlake seniors and disabled adult citizens for medical, dental, social, business, shopping and personal needs.

CARS seeks to encourage senior citizens to be more independent and active in the various recreational and social functions offered in Southlake and nearby areas by providing safe transportation for Southlake seniors and disabled individuals who live in Southlake. CARS was created to alleviate loneliness and give back autonomy to senior citizens and those that are disabled when they can no longer drive themselves.

  • Service Area: 25-mile radius of Southlake,including Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas for most medical purposes.7-mile radius of Southlake for non-medical purposes.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical and personal services, accomplish banking and shopping, and participate in community senior activities.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Seniors and Disabled adult citizen.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1The program is offered free of charge.
  2. 2Riders must call CARS at least 72 hours in advance.

City Of Wilmer Senior Center – Transportation Program

Program Description:

The Wilmer Senior Center provides services to all senior citizens fifty five years and older. The Center is a place to come and enjoy activities such as bingo, dominoes, craft, puzzles lunch, monthly and field trips.

We have a 12 passenger bus that is used to transport people to and from center, doctor visits, and shopping. Our goal is to make sure all senior citizens in town have access to center and transportation. We are fully funded by the City of Wilmer.

  • Service Area: Wilmer TX
  • Transportation Services Provided: to and from center, doctor visits, and shopping.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Seniors (55 and older).
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • You can schedule your ride by calling (972) 441-6373.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not available on the website.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) -Paratransit

Program Description:

Paratransit is a shared-ride service operated with modern accessible vehicles and taxi cabs. Riders who are unable to access vans by using steps can use the wheelchair lifts or ramps. On the large accessible vans, boarding chairs are available upon request.

DART also offers free travel training through our Mobility Ambassador Program to persons with disabilities who are capable of riding accessible fixed-route bus and rail services

  • Service Area: •Addison •Garland •Rowlett•Carrollton •Glenn Heights •Plano•Cockrell Hill •Highland Park •University Park•Dallas •Irving •Farmers Branch •Richardson
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Persons who cannot independently use DART’s bus or rail because of a physical, cognitive, or visual disability.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • First you will need to create an online account using your DART Paratransit ID to register. If you experience issues creating your account, please call 214-828-6736 for assistance logging into the booking website. Paratransit Customer Relations representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • To schedule a trip with a live agent, please call 214-515-PARA (7272) and be ready to provide the following information, in this order:
  • Your DART Paratransit identification card (Paratransit ID) number
  • The date you will be traveling
  • Your pick-up address (including building/business names, specific pick-up information, landmarks)
  • The time you would like to be picked up OR the time you need to reach your destination
  • The physical address of your destination (including specific drop-off information)
  • Telephone number at your destination
  • If a personal care attendant (PCA) will travel with you
  • If guests other than your PCA will travel with you (including children)
  • If you will be using a mobility device
  • If you will be using a car seat for your child
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Live agents are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  2. 2Reservations can be made with an agent up to 2 days in advance Monday through Wednesday, and up to 4 days in advance on Thursday and Friday.
  3. 3Reservations must be made at least the day before a scheduled trip by 5 p.m. DART Paratransit Services does NOT offer same day service.

Deaf Action Center – Deaf Action Senior Citizens Center Community Support Programs

Program Description:

Deaf Action Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and proud to be recognized as a national and international benchmark service provider.

For more than 30 years, Deaf Action Center has empowered and equipped individuals of all ages throughout North Texas. With offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, we provide a comprehensive range of programs that combine commitment, caring, and communication to help create personal, social, and professional growth and success.

Our mission is to Provide those who are deaf and hard of hearing the means to ensure advancement through education, economic security and good health.

Deaf Action Senior Citizens Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm (closed on holidays). On site information and referral services provide seniors and their family members information about various agencies, support groups, medical facilities, and many other community resources available to them.

Deaf Action Senior Citizens Center and Programs are made possible through a wide variety of support from both the public and private sector, including:

  • Texas Department on Aging
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (HHSC-DHHS)
  • Dallas Area Agency on Aging
  • Dallas County Older Adult Services
  • Service Area: Dallas, TX
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and From Senior Center. pharmacy and local grocery store (weekly).
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • No specific eligibility criteria.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • For registration please contact Coordinator, Senior Citizens Outreach ProgramValerie BarkerPhone: (214) 377-1896
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Donations accepted and appreciated for this service.
  2. 2Rides must be scheduled a day in advance.

Desoto Senior Center – Senior Center Bus

Program Description:

The DeSoto Senior Activity Center is a multi-purpose senior recreation center operated by the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department as a focal point for seniors 50 years and greater.

DeSoto Parks and Recreation is a vital component in the community that provides diverse services and opportunities. Our staff will be known for their commitment to professionalism and their ability to grow and change with the community.

Professionalism: We will exemplify the highest standards of the profession.Engage: We will develop strong relationships.Inspire: We will encourage and promote healthy vibrant lifestyles.Integrity: We will be fair and honest.The department’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in DeSoto, provide World Class customer service, premier parks and dynamic recreational experiences.

  • Service Area: DeSoto, TX
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the center(Daily)Monday: Wal-Mart Wednesday: Grocery Store Friday: Dollar Store, Bank, Post Office, Drug Store
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • Call 972.230.5826 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. for daily transportation to the center.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not available on the website.
  2. 2Staff must be present before a member is to enter or exit a center vehicle.
  3. 3Participants are to be ready to board the van when it arrives. The driver will not honk the horn for participants.
  4. 4Participants must be able to carry all their own belongings without assistance.

Metrocrest Services – Senior Transportation Services

Program Description:

In 1971, Truth House, a volunteer-based effort to serve teenagers at risk of drug involvement was started in Farmers Branch and grew to include crisis intervention and information & referral services.

By 1977, with increased local community support and a solid volunteer base, the agency sought stable funding and a fulltime staff by joining forces with the existing Carrollton Community Chest and securing affiliation with the United Way on March 21, 1977. The agency resulting from this merger was renamed the Northwest Dallas County Service Center and chartered to provide services including information and referral services, professional counseling and emergency assistance.

In 1978, service to senior adults was made possible through funding from grants and resulted in the creation of the Office on Aging. These senior services eventually developed to a point that the agency separated from Northwest Dallas County Service Center in 1982 to operate independently as the Office on Aging.

In 1984, following the official designation of Northwest Dallas County Service Center’s area of service, the name was changed to Metrocrest Service Center, Inc. In 1989, the Metrocrest Thrift Store was established to provide client families free clothing and furniture and, through retail sales to the public, serve as a revenue source to fund aid programs provided by the agency.

Since 1990, the focus of Metrocrest Social Services has been on providing comprehensive services to help families move toward self-sufficiency and avoid homelessness by offering a wide range of services including Employment Assistance Program, professional counseling and a Food Pantry.

Meanwhile, in 1995 the Office on Aging was renamed Senior Adult Services with a service area of Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch. Their popular transportation service grew and in 2001 the agency obtained its first lift equipped bus to accommodate the needs of local seniors.

For a period of time Senior Adult Services and Metrocrest Social Services both operated out of the city of Carrollton’s Gravley Center until relocating to separate locations in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

On August 1st of 2013, Senior Adult Services and Metrocrest Social Services merged operations. Under the direction of a new Board of Directors, vital services for senior adults continue as do the established financial aid services for famiies and individuals at the reorganized agency. The merged agency was renamed Metrocrest Services in February 2014.

  • Service Area: Carrollton, Addison, Farmers Branch, Coppell and the city of Dallas (75287) in Denton County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, Grocery store and to Metrocrest Services.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • 65 years of age + & individuals with disabilities are eligible to use the service.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • For registration and reservations please call:(972) 446-2100An appointment with a Case Manager Coach must be scheduled to confirm eligibility, determine fee based on income, and register as a participant.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Rides are provided: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  2. 2Pricing information is not available on the website.
  3. 3Donations encouraged.

Parkland Senior Outreach Services – Dignified Senior Transportation

Program Description:

Parkland’s Geriatric team provides many services for patients age 65 and older. Our Geriatric staff understands the special medical needs of seniors and is specially trained to manage their health concerns and help them stay healthy.

Parkland has geriatric primary care clinic locations across Dallas County so that seniors age 65 and older can get healthcare near their homes. We also help with transportation problems and connect them to support services in their community.

Geriatric care includes routine health checkups, sick care and management of chronic diseases. Our doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses specialize in care for older adults. We also assign team members to help older adult patients and their caregivers with extra care and connection to community services.

  • Service Area: 75215, 75216, 75217 and 75241.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • For registration and reservations please call: 214-590-0646.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1No pricing information is available on the website.
  2. 2Donations encouraged.

Texvet Senior Connect – 5310 Transportation Program

Program Description:

TexVet is the state clearinghouse for trusted information, resources, data, technical support, and research relevant to service members, veterans, their families, and those who serve them.

Senior Connect – Transportation ProgamThe mission of Senior Connect is to improve the quality of life for adults aged 60 and over. A program called 5310 is designed to fill the gaps of transportation services at a reduced fare.

  • Service Area: Kaufman, Rockwall, Ellis, Navarro, Dallas
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Have a doctor’s appointment in Dallas
  • Reside in Kaufman, Rockwall, Ellis, or Navarro Counties
  • 60 years old or greater, or have a disability
  • Do not qualify for Medicaid
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • For registration and reservations please call: (972) 563-1421
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1No pricing information is available on the website.
  2. 2No VA Disability Requirement

City Of Austin – Senior Transportation Program

Program Description:

Senior Transportation is part of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Programs Division. Our goal is “to provide a special system of transportation to enhance the quality of life and promote independence for persons 60 years or older”.

  • Service Area: Austin, Travis County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctor, dentist, (non-emergency appointments) congregate meal lunch locations, grocery store, shopping centers, bank, hair salon, etc
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Older Adults 60+
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • For registration and reservations please call: CALL 974-1464
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Regular Routes / Lunch Program: Provides reliable service from your door to congregate meal lunch locations and back home again. FREE / $1.00 donation optional.
  2. 2Reserve-a-Ride: Choose when and where you want to go within Austin City limits.
  3. 3Errands (non-medical): Destinations include grocery store, shopping centers, bank, hair salon, etc.)3.00 each way / $6.00 round trip
  4. 4Medical Appointments: Destinations include: doctor, dentist, etc. (non-emergency appointments). $3.00 each way / $6.00 round trip
  5. 5Group Travel: Do you want to travel with friends? Whether touring the Texas Hill Country or cruising to San Antonio for the afternoon, Senior Transportation can be your chauffeur. We serve groups of 7 or more in Austin area and 10 or more for out of town trips. Depending on your destination, fees range at a rate of $2.00 per passenger for every 10 miles.
  6. 6Riders with cognitive impairments are advised to have a caregiver accompany them.
  7. 7Riders in a wheelchair must let the dispatcher/senior transportation staff know that they need a handicap accessible van/bus when scheduling a ride.
  8. 8Services provided Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
  9. 9Clients may make reservations 30 days in advance. Minimum 24 hour notice.
  10. 10Drivers provide curb to curb service. Assistance provided when needed.

Drive A Senior – Georgetown – Volunteer Senior Transportation

Program Description:

Faith in Action Georgetown is a non-profit organization helping seniors maintain their independence and quality of life by providing transportation and other support services free of charge.

Faith in Action offers services to help older adults in maintaining and improving their quality of life. With assistance of volunteers, clients can maximize their ability to meet their own needs and to continue to live independently.

Our goal is to help seniors live independently, even if they are unable to drive. Services we offer support that mission, whether it’s through one-on-one rides, our Go-Van-Go program, medical equipment closet or our Buddy Program. We are here to help support daily independence!

  • Service Area: Georgetown, TX
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments and other errands.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • If you are age 65 or older, have a Georgetown address, are mobile without the use of a wheelchair and are cognizant enough to make your own arrangements.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • For registration and reservations please call: 512-868-9544
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Transportation is free of cost and volunteer-based.
  2. 2Donations encouraged.
  3. 3Due to COVID precautions, we are offering one medical ride per week
  4. 4We are not able to provide transportation to individuals in wheelchairs who are not able to transfer to a car independently.

Drive A Senior – North Central Austin – Volunteer Senior Transportation

Program Description:

For 35 years we have helped thousands of Cedar Park, Leander, and NW Austin seniors live independently in their homes longer. Please consider a gift to celebrate our 35th Anniversary – we can only continue this awesome program with the community’s support.

Help us reach our $35,000 goal and make a difference in the life of a senior neighbor today!

Drive a Senior Northwest’s program model follows the Robert Woods Johnson model of “Neighbor Helping Senior Neighbor”, so we serve seniors in a specific area including parts of Northwest Austin, Cedar Park and Leander.

  • Service Area: 78613, 78630, 78641, 78646, 78726, 78729, 78730, 78732 and 78750Parts of the following zip codes 78717, 78727, 78731, 78759
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical and Dental appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies and other critical errands.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Age 60 or older.
  • Live in our service area.
  • Able to make own arrangements with our office to schedule rides.
  • Mobile (using a cane or walker is fine but our volunteer drivers can’t transport wheelchairs)
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • Potential clients need to call our office (512-250-5021) to start the enrollment process.(If you are a family member or friend researching service options for a senior, please have that senior call us directly. After a few questions over the phone, our client intake specialist will visit with the senior in the senior’s home to fill out paperwork, explain how our program works and answer any questions they might have.)
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Pricing information is not available on the website (Donations are encouraged.)
  2. 2At least one full week’s notice is required for ride requests.
  3. 3Two rides a week, if needed, may be requested (2 medical or one errand and one medical).
  4. 4Clients must make all arrangements through our office and never call the volunteers directly to set up a ride.
  5. 5All information about the appointment or destination must be provided upon making the request (Doctor’s name, phone, appointment time, etc.).
  6. 6Some holidays during the year are well-deserved “days off” for our volunteer drivers; we will not be providing transportation on those days.

Drive A Senior Austin (DAS ATX) – Volunteer Senior Transportation

Program Description:

Drive a Senior ATX was born out of West Austin Caregivers. A community-based volunteer service through Austin Metropolitan Ministries that was supported by 17 congregations in West Austin.

The purpose of the program was to respond to the needs of the increasing number of seniors who were living alone and who could no longer drive.

From the beginning, West Austin Caregivers was well received by the elder clients, their families, and volunteers. As word of these services spread this caregiver model was replicated in other areas of the city.

North West Austin, North Central Austin, North East Austin, and South Austin developed independent programs followed by Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown and eventually South West Austin and Elgin.

Representatives of supporting congregations govern and operate the individual groups. West Austin Caregivers has been a member of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging from which it receives information about the changing national trends affecting older adults.

As West Austin Caregivers has evolved it changed its name to Drive a Senior West Austin to align with other caregiver groups and to reflect more closely its primary service. In 2020, Drive a Senior West Austin merged with Drive a Senior North Central to form Drive a Senior Austin (DAS ATX). The two agencies had functioned separately for over 30 years with very similar cultures and philosophies.

As senior transportation needs are rapidly growing it is felt that one large organization can do a better job at expanding our services to meet the needs of all Austin aging adults. We are stronger together!

  • Service Area: Austin from 45th Street to SH 45 tollroad; west of I-35; east of Burnet Road and MoPac. This includes Crestview, North Loop, Georgian Acres, Domain, North Lamar, Tanglewood Estates, Gracywoods, Walnut Creek, Quail Creek, Lamplight Village, Wells Branch, Scofield Farms and several other neighborhoods. Bounded by the Colorado River to the west and south and Loop 360 and US 183 to the north, this region serves downtown Austin as well as Central Austin, Old West Austin, Hyde Park, Rosedale, Tarrytown, Allandale, Northwest Hills and North Shoal Creek.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, groceries and other errands.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • BE 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  • LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME OR WITH A RELATIVE.
  • BE ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT OF A VEHICLE WITH LITTLE ASSISTANCE.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Rides are provided free of cost.
  2. 2Donations are encouraged.
  3. 3Daily rides to medical appointments and errands
  4. 4Weekly rides to HEB for groceries
  5. 5Monthly rides for social outings and events

Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) – Medical Transportation

Program Description:

CARTS provides medical transportation services for Logisticare Solutions, LLC, a broker under contract to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to arrange transportation for eligible persons in the CARTS District.

  • Service Area: CARTS District (a 7200 square mile nine-county area surrounding Austin; includes the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties)
  • Transportation Services Provided: medical transportation
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • enrolled in one of the following programs (Medicaid;Children with Special Health Care Needs; Transportation for Indigent Cancer Patients) and not have any other means of transportation;
  • eligible persons in the CARTS District.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • Applicants using Texas Health Steps and other Medicaid programs must call the Medicaid number toll free 1-877-MED-TRIP (633-8747) to inquire or schedule these services.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1These services are free and can be arranged through HHSC ((Texas Health and Human Services) call centers.
  2. 2The CARTS District is a rural/urban transit district organized under Chapter 458 of the Texas Transportation Code as a political subdivision of the state and an entity responsible for transit services in a 7200 square mile nine-county area surrounding Austin. The District includes the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties.

Christian Community Action – Restoration Senior Services

Program Description:

In the name of Jesus, Christian Community Action assists the poor by providing comprehensive services to alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives.

CCA’s comprehensive approach of openly receiving and rescuing individuals and families in crisis and walking alongside them through relief and restorative services, financial situation, perceived educational limitations and spiritual well-being through loving, Christ-centered case management and mutual accountability.

We offer our community members and neighbors in need a hand-up instead of a hand-out. They provide: educational services, senior services (including transportation vouchers), counseling & spiritual care.

  • Service Area: multiple counties across North Texas (boundaries are established by these Independent School Districts: Argyle ISD; Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (Denton County portion); Coppell ISD; Frisco ISD; Lake Dallas ISD; Lewisville ISD; Little Elm ISD; Northwest ISD)
  • Transportation Services Provided: No details found
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • senior citizens in crisis (a family of 2 whose annual income is $31,284 or less qualifies for CCA services);
  • living in the service area.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • must apply online to become a CCA client (applications are open the 25th through the 15th of the following month and closed the 16th to the 24th due to inprecedented demand for food and financial assistance).
  • will be contacted within 2-4 business days once application is received.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Donations are encouraged.
  2. 2Applications are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

City Of Watauga – Senior Adult Center

Program Description:

Our mission is to enrich the lives of Watauga citizens through the responsible administration of our resources with the goal of superior quality in customer service, park maintenance, recreational opportunities and community services.

  • Service Area: Watauga, TX
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the Senior Adult Center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • Adults 50 years of age and older.
  • Must be a Watauga resident.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • To schedule transportation, please call Vickie at 817.514.5892
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Annual Membership for full access to the Active Senior Adult Center $15 (Transportation pricing is not available on the website)

Mid-Cities Care Corps – Senior Services

Program Description:

Mid-Cities Care Corps is a non-profit organization, supported by churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals, to provide Help, Hope, and Healing to our resident Seniors.

  • Service Area: Northeast Tarrant County (communities in the mid-cities area: Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, N. Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga)
  • Transportation Services Provided: routine medical appointments and COVID vaccinations
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • seniors 65 and older;
  • 60+ with a disability;
  • living in Northeast Tarrant County.
  • Application Details: Applicant must:
  • fill out the Client Application that can be downloaded on their website;
  • call at 817-282-0531 for further details.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1Volunteers transport seniors.Each week these drivers get an email with one to three days of notice for clients with appointments in all areas of downtown Fort Worth, the ballpark or convention center in Arlington and other various locations that Tarrant County has established for vaccinations.These drivers also transported clients to vaccine registration sites, for those without access to the internet. MCCC will continue this process until all clients requesting transportation to get vaccinated have received it.

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