SJCF's St. John Dial-A-RideTransportation (DART) and Supportive Services Program offers transportation and supportive services for the senior and disabled community of St. John and the island’s visitors. Our primary source of funding is through the Virgin Islands Legislative Funds managed by the Department of Human Services, and a United Way grant. Fares and individual contributions are also needed to fund this program.
Call (340) 643-7335 to sign up and reserve a ride
Demand Response Transportation: SJCF provides accessible individual and group transportation for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged individuals on St. John (residents and tourists), including free transportation to a client’s caregiver, veterans and homeless individuals. This transportation enables clients to access medical care, employment, educational, civic and recreational activities, events and services.
Referral Services: The agency provides clients and their families free service referral, as well as coordinating appointments and follow up as needed with other service providers. SJCF also provides referral to accessible venues and accommodations for visiting clients.
Other Supportive Services: The agency provides other supportive services as needed such as picking up medicine and groceries, bill interpretation and payment negotiation, service intake form assistance, haircuts, home safety checklist and repair projects, as well as participates in coordination of local health fairs. SJCF coordinates intergenerational community service projects with local schools and service organizations.
Disaster Relief Supportive Services: SJCF is a Member of VOAD: Volunteer Agencies Active in Disaster (working in collaboration with VITEMA, FEMA, Red Cross and other Supportive Service Agencies). Director, Celia Kalousek, was appointed St. John Island Director, and will be working with all collaborators to fill in service gaps. SJCF is the government Liaison for American Red Cross, and able to provide delivery of supplies as well as shelter support services in times of disaster and recovery.
Homeless Supportive Services: SJCF is the coordinating partner for the organization of Project Homeless Connect on St. John, and provision of marketing material for all three island’s Project Homeless Connect. The agency also takes the lead in the coordination of HUD’s Point In Time Homeless Count on St. John with Catholic Charities. SJCF was and continues to be instrumental in getting the community to supplement the one day of service to St. John’s homeless individuals provided by Catholic Charities.
Volunteer Network & Peak Potential Programs: These two programs are open to all SJCF transportation clients and the public at large. The Volunteer Network matches volunteer skills and interests with rewarding community service projects. We assist in the coordination of the Wounded Warriors visits to St. John twice a year, and The Peak Potential Programs include Life Skills and Personal Development education such as financial management, health & wellness guidance.