Program of Appreciation
The Sober Shuttle introduced the Program of Appreciation as a way to recognize and appreciate City and Town services such as Police Departments and their Police Officers, Fire Departments and their Firefighters, and First Responders and their Emergency Medical Technicians.
The Sober Shuttle has recently partnered with The Well Coffee House in Everett, and through this partnership a day of Appreciation is granted to each Police Department, Fire Department, and Ambulance Service selected for that month.
This Certificate is presented by Sober Shuttle Volunteers and is awarded every 1st Monday of the month. Included in this honor comes a "Day of Recognition" at The Well Coffee House which is declared on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. With this award comes the choice of a free beverage and a free pastry for all Police Department, Fire Department, or Ambulance Company employees!
Recovery Transport and Coaching Program (RTCP)
The Sober Shuttle offers Substance Use Prevention and Education through Cost-free Transportation and Recovery Coaching Services. Transportation is a leading barrier to enter recovery and sustaining recovery. The Sober Shuttle addresses that barrier by transporting these people directly from one treatment program to the next. In addition, the Sober Shuttle provides Recovery Coach Services prior to treatment, while in transport, during treatment, and after treatment completion.
The population that the RTCP will support includes people experiencing homelessness and people with Substance Use Disorders. Included in this population are those people living in private residence, people currently in treatment, and people being released from the judicial system.
Funds attained through fundraising, donation, and grants will be utilized for fuel, insurance, registration, excise tax, sticker, tolls, and general maintenance including tune-ups, oil change/oil, tires, brakes and other general repairs.
2023 Matt Talbot Scholarship Award
Scheduled for 2023 the Sober Shuttle will award 2 scholarships for the Matt Talbot Men's Retreat and 2 scholarships for the Matt Talbot Women's Retreat. These retreats are held at the Holy Cross Retreat House on the grounds of Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Both award recipients will be chosen from the general population. Application for this award will be sent 2 months in advance via the Sober Shuttle Facebook page, and through a group letter to all registered Newsletter recipients. All recipients of these notices will have the opportunity to respond and demonstrate their interest in attending the Matt Talbot Retreat. Approximately 1 month prior to the actual retreat date the award winners will be drawn from a blind drawing and notifications will be sent to the winners to confirm participation.
The Sober Shuttle, Inc. is pleased to announce the Everett Firefighters as the 1st recipient of our "Program of Appreciation" Every 1st Monday of the month the Sober Shuttle Volunteers will surprise a Massachusetts-based Fire Department, Police Department, or First Responders with a Box of Joe and a Dozed of Donuts.
Seen here to the right are Everett Firefighter Cousins Scott Logan (Far Left) and Sean Logan (Middle Right) from the Broadway Station receiving their appreciation from Shuttleians Joanie Thomas (Middle Left), and Linda Booker (Far Right). Congratulations and a Big Thank You to the Everett Fire Department!