Helping people in poverty meet their basic needs
The Emergency Transportation Assistance Program provides non-profit partners with fully subsidized bus tickets to give to low income clients. These tickets can be used for things such as medical and wellness appointments, job searching, employment, school, obtaining food or shelter, and childcare.
This initiative is funded by United Way SIBC in partnership with The City of Kelowna and The City of Penticton. The local agency partners receive an allotment of tickets several times a year to distribute to clients when the need arises.