CitiCare was created to raise funds to provide rides for senior citizens and people with disabilities throughout the Reno/Sparks area. It was formed in 2001 by community leaders as a partnership between the private and public sectors. CitiCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation; donations are tax deductible.
CitiCare’s mission is to seek additional sources of funding to bridge the gap between the transportation needs of people with disabilities and the available resources in order to assist residents in remaining independent, vibrant members of the community. CitiCare funds are used to increase the number of trips available on RTC ACCESS, a paratransit service for individuals with disabilities who cannot ride regular public transit. Through donations and grants, Citicare provides more rides than would otherwise be available. Most of the rides CitiCare funds are medically related.
The fare for RTC ACCESS is $3.00 within the ADA service area and $6.00 for trips that go outside the ADA service area. The actual operational cost per ride is over $20.00. Currently, it is estimated that RTC ACCESS provides 238,000 rides per year at a cost of over $4 million. Yet, there is an unmet demand of approximately 13,000 rides and an annual shortfall of $250,000. CitiCare has already received grants from four foundations, and continues to seek additional funds. RTC hopes that through CitiCare, it will receive donations sufficient to close this gap.
Make a difference in someone's life by giving the gift of mobility. Support CitiCare. All donations go directly for RTC ACCESS transportation and are tax deductible. For more information, call 775-332-2164 or write to CitiCare at PO Box 7101, Reno, Nevada, 89510-7107 or visit our website.