The Satellite Program is being considered in order to build on current services offered by the Sober Shuttle, Inc. Since becoming a non-profit entity in May of 2017 the Sober Shuttle has made hundreds of cost-free transports throughout Massachusetts. However, since the Sober Shuttle is based locally to the Boston area many transports have to be turned down due to locality and availability of volunteers. Having satellite stations throughout every region of Massachusetts allows Sober Shuttle supports to reach a greater population in need.
Funds attained through donation and grants will be utilized for rent for satellite offices, utility expenses, and supplies needed for sustained services.
Recovery Transport Awareness Initiative (RTAI)
The Recovery Transport Awareness Initiative (RTAI) was established for the purpose of education of the services offered by the Sober Shuttle Inc. This initiative began on July 1, 2018 and has now been updated.
The RTAI is intended to assist with issues of substance abuse including the Opioid Epidemic by providing information on how Sober Shuttle services could help contribute to sustained recovery. Information will be shared through telemarketing services, mailers, and store front information stations. In addition the Sober Shuttle will utilize outreach programs and conventions to share their services.
Funds attained through donation and grants will be utilized for brochures, business cards, mailers, postage, and other office supplies needed to print materials. In addition a clerk’s hourly rate of $14.00 an hour at 20 hours per week will be considered.
Recovery Transport Program (RTP)
The Recovery Transport Program (RTP) was created for the purpose of providing cost-free transportation to individuals seeking to enter a treatment facility. The Sober Shuttle offers rides to detox, rehabs, holdings, shelters, and all other treatment facilities with no charge to the consumer.
The populations that the RTP will support include the addicted, the homeless, individuals in personal housing, individuals presently in treatment and moving on to further treatment, and those being released from the judicial system and entering treatment.
Funds attained through donation and grants will be utilized for fuel, mileage stipends, insurance, registration, excise tax, sticker, tolls, and general maintenance including tune-ups, oil change/oil, tires, brakes and other general repairs.