Michelle Boyer discusses transportation services offered by Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville.
EDWARDSVILLE — Representatives from more than 25 organizations attended the third Lunch and Learn Workshop presented by Edwardsville Township and the Glen Ed Ministerial Alliance on May 19.
The event at Edison’s Entertainment Complex was a follow-up from the township’s Social Services Safety Net Forum last June and focused on providing information on transportation resources.
In June 2015, the township, in partnership with the ministerial alliance, held a forum to bring together social service agencies, organizations and churches that provide services to Edwardsville School District residents. The township offers two assistance programs to residents, General Assistance and Emergency Assistance. These program assist residents with little to no income with shelter, utilities, food and personal items.
Lunch and Learn presenters Marcia Golden, of Faith In Action; Michelle Boyer, of Main Street Community Center, and Amanda Villiocco, of Madison County Transit; presented information on transportation services. Faith In Action and Main Street Community Center provide door-to-door transportation for eligible residents to doctor appointments, shopping and other destinations while Madison County Transit provides a fixed-route bus service as well as a door-to-door paratransit service for eligible residents. Edwardsville Township serves as a hub for transit pass service to seniors within the township who are eligible to ride transit services for free.
“These Lunch and Learn Workshops have become an excellent resource for area agencies to learn about resources available in our community,” Township Supervisor Frank Miles said. “As many of our requests for help involve transportation needs, we were glad to bring these resources to all of our partners.”
Edwardsville Township includes the city of Edwardsville, village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside of these two municipalities. The supervisor’s office is at 300 W. Park in Edwardsville and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
For information, visit edwardsvilletownship.com or call (618) 656-0292.