Our volunteer driver program, BRIDGES, provides mileage reimbursement to individuals who are unable to drive or use public transit. Eligible participants select a volunteer driver, usually a friend, family member, or neighbor to drive them to destinations such as medical appointments, grocery stores, and social activities. Each month, participants will receive a reimbursement for mileage based on individual need to reimburse their volunteer driver.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be an individual with a disability or senior citizen who is unable to drive;
  • Be unable to use other forms of transportation (such as buses); and
  • Reside in Stanislaus County.

How Do I Enroll in the Program?

Call us at 209-672-1143 to complete an eligibility interview with BRIDGES staff.

How does BRIDGES work?

  • Call 209-672-1143 to complete an eligibility interview with BRIDGES staff.​
  • A committee will review your application to determine if you are eligible.
  • If eligible, find your volunteer driver such as a friend, family member or neighbor who is 21 years or older.
  • Keep track of your trips and miles online or by using the trip log that we will provide.
  • Submit your trip log at the end of each month online or by mail.
  • You will be reimbursed based on individual need.
  • Once you receive your reimbursement check, pay your driver.
This program is co-financed by

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Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit.

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Who qualifies for the program?

Individuals whom are unable to ride public transit and need door-through-door assistance.

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How do I sign up?

Call (209) 672-1143 to schedule an eligibility interview with BRIDGES staff.​

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How long does it take once I sign up to start using the program?

It will take approximately 1 week to complete the eligibility process.

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