F.I.S.H. Provides Transportation
The F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Transportation Program is a resource available year-round to our on-island neighbors without vehicles or who are unable to drive. Residents can request rides to on or off-island, non-emergency medical and dental appointments in addition to transportation for on-island errands, such as grocery shopping and banking.
The Transportation Program is a complimentary program operated by F.I.S.H. volunteers who, in 2018, provided 183 rides for our neighbors. F.I.S.H. volunteer drivers provide a door-to-door, personalized transportation service, taking individuals to and from appointments, and waiting with them until they are ready to return home.
F.I.S.H. tries to fulfill every ride request, however, occasionally the demand for rides exceeds the supply of volunteer drivers. F.I.S.H. suggests at least a 72-hour advance request for all rides. Drivers confirm all ride requests the day before the appointment. Persons requesting rides that cannot be arranged will be notified as soon as possible so that they may make other arrangements.
If you or anyone you know is in need of transportation services, please contact the F.I.S.H. 24-hour telephone service at 239-472-0404. If you are interested in learning how to become a volunteer driver, call the F.I.S.H. walk-in center at 239-472-4775.