Mobile Village - Idaho Office for Refugees

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Mobile Village
Mobile Village
SERVING TRANSPORTATION
DEPENDENT POPULATIONS
Assessing needs and gaps. .
 2012 Refugee conference
 Group and individual interviews
 Driver training classes
 Refugee resettlement agencies
 United Way Community Assessment
 Countless personal stories
Mobile Village
Findings . .
 Transportation is a major barrier to job
access for low income populations
 Traveler orientation, legal education and
safety
 Livable wage jobs and employment
supports
 Access to quality cars and bicycles
 Lack of after hours transportation
options
 Lack of after hours transportation
options
Mobile Village
Mobile Village . .
 Concept designed for non-profits
 Creates opportunities
 Empowers refugees and low income
populations
 Expands job access
 Supports employment
Mobile Village
Vision . .
We envision a self-sustaining, nonprofit business
model focused on creating opportunity and
empowering refugees and other underserved
populations to create and secure livable wage jobs.
Mission . .
The Mission of Mobile Village is to provide
meaningful job access, training, financial stability
and opportunities for economic advancement.
Mobile Village
Goal One . .
Experiential transportation -related job
training
. . Village Van Driver Training
. . Auto/bicycle maintenance
and repair
Mobile Village
G o a l Tw o . .
D e v e l o p a ff o r d a b l e t r a n s p o r t a t i o n
options to increase access to
employment
. . Village Van
. . Car sharing/rental program
. . Bike sharing/rental program
. . After-hours transportation
. . Car sales/ownership
Mobile Village
Goal Three . .
Provide support and on -going
education for continuous improvement
l
Mobile Village
. . Understanding of laws and
legal responsibility
. .Travel safety and travel
orientation programs
. . Knowledge of work-related
practices
. . Social integration
. . Employment supports and
education
Organizational Structure . .
. . Start-up supported
through VRT Goride
Program
. . Housed in Canyon
County facility
. . Coordinated with
existing support
programs for refugees
. . Eventually becomes
stand-alone nonprofit
Mobile Village
Goride
COORDINATED MOBILITY
SOLUTION
trip rerquest
trip confirmation
Trip Request System
Description . . . . An individual or organization can
request a trip with one phone call
or through one website.
Purpose . . . . Customer doesn’t need to know
which provider to call
Cost . . . . No cost
Match . . . .
Jurisdictions
Trip Confirmation
Description . . . . An individual can receive an
automated reminder phone call
the day before their scheduled.
Purpose . . . . Reduces missed trips.
Cost . . . . No cost
Match . . . . Jurisdictions
Vehicle Pool
Description . . . . Vehicles that human service
agencies or VRT can use to
provide goride transportation
Purpose . . . . Reduce vehicle cost and increase
vehicle usage
Cost . . . . Program dependent
Match . . . . Jurisdictions,
agency sponsors,
business sponsors
Driver Training
Description . . . . Classroom, behind the wheel and
ESL training for goride program
drivers.
Purpose . . . . To qualify drivers for goride
programs and to train clients for
driving jobs.
Cost . . . . No cost
Match . . . . Agency sponsors,
Business sponsors
Community Link
Description . . . . Provide service within a
community and to appointments in
the region
Target market . . . . Seniors and persons with
disabilities.
Cost . . . . No cost, donation requested
Match . . . . Organization
providing
the service
Vehicle Sharing
Description . . . . Multiple organizations within a
community use the same vehicle
Target market . . . . Human service agencies
Cost . . . . Donating member, annual member,
participating member
Match . . . . Agency sponsor,
business sponsor
Volunteer Driver
Description . . . . Volunteers transport passengers
when other options aren’t viable
Target market . . . . Seniors and persons with disabilities.
Cost . . . . Cost depends on distance
Match . . . . Jurisdictions
Village Van
Description . . . . Transportation to employment support
services, job training and temporary
jobs.
Target market . . . . Unemployed
Cost . . . . Cost depends on distance and
number of passengers
Match . . . . Agency sponsor,
business sponsor
Job Access
Description . . . . Discounted vanpool fares for those
needing transportation assistance to
long term employment.
Target market . . . . Low income
Cost . . . . Cost depends on distance
Match . . . . Agency sponsors,
business sponsor
Canyon County Vanpool
Description . . . . Provide service to and from Canyon
County
Target market . . . . Employees
Cost . . . . Cost depends on distance
Match . . . . Business sponsor
Next Steps . .
 Complete marketing, operations and
staffing plan
 Locate main program in VRT Canyon
County operations facility
 Develop satellite location at English
Learning Center
 Write grants for ongoing sustainability and
operations
 Transfer program to nonprofit by
December 2014
 Hold Transportation Summits in Ada and
Canyon Counties
Transportation Summits . .
 Canyon County: March 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon at
CWI Micron Center in Nampa
 Ada County: March 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon at
United Way Conference Room
Contacts . .
Kelli Fairless – Executive Director
[email protected]
258-2712
David Pederson – Mobility Manager
[email protected]
258-2725
Doug Pottenger – All About Safe Driving
[email protected]
283-0799

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