After an extended search, we are excited to announce the purchase of a new wheelchair-accessible van for the Center. With room for two wheelchairs and four additional persons, the van is a much-needed addition to the Center’s fleet. Staff from both programs have been trained to position the wheelchairs and operate the lift.
“We are so thankful that Saint Catherine’s is able to supply wheelchair transportation for Tyler,” said his grandmother, Pat Harding. “He would be devastated if he couldn’t go bowling or to the zoo and all of the community outings with his peers. These events are such important opportunities to meet new people and socialize with friends.”
The Center now operates a fleet of 11 vans. The vans are used by both programs for travel to vocational worksites, grocery shopping, outings in the community, and for transport to and from the Adult Program. Overall maintenance is coordinated by Laura Grozier, Director of Operations (above), who facilitates everything from ordinary maintenance like oil changes, emission checks, and tire rotations to broken seat belts, faulty wipers, and engine break-downs.
We are grateful for a grant from Foundations in Faith which helped with the purchase.