NV Rides is a network of service providers aiming to enhance and improve volunteer assisted transportation throughout Northern Virginia. This community -wide initiative aims to serve more non-driving older adults so that they can get where they need to go at no cost. Having accessible and dependable transportation readily available will help our community’s older adults remain independent, and ensure that they can age in place for as long as possible.
Please contact following NV Rides service providers to find out how to get started with NV Rides.
Participating Service Providers:
Shepherd’s Center of Western Fairfax County
SCWFC is an interfaith community-based organization that provides meaning and purpose for adults living in and around the communities of Clifton, Centreville, and Chantilly throughout their mature years. Our role is to build and support this community network of services; at present, we offer assisted driving for medical and food bank appointments but will be expanding our services shortly. Shepherd’s Centers all have a commonly understood mission to empower older adults to use their wisdom and skills for the good of their communities.
Contact: Mark Fitzpatrick, 703.266.3548
AHA! At Home in Alexandria
At Home in Alexandria (AHA) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization founded by and for individuals age 55 and older who live in Alexandria and who want to remain in their own homes, living independently in the community they love. AHA provides practical support and social opportunities that makes their members’ day more pleasant.
Contact: Cele Garrett, 703.231.0821
Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield
The Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield is a non-profit interfaith organization sponsored by area congregations and community groups to serve older persons (seniors 50+) in the Annandale and Springfield areas of Northern Virginia. Our primary purpose is to provide services to assist older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes and to offer programs which supply opportunities for enrichment, learning and socialization. Volunteer opportunities allow individuals to feel needed by reaching out to other older adults.
Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church
The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church (SCMAFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based, interfaith organization sponsored by area congregations, community groups and businesses to serve older persons in these areas of Northern Virginia. We are dedicated to assisting senior adults in maintaining an independent and safe lifestyle.
Contact: Tom Eversole
Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church
Mount Vernon at Home
Mount Vernon At Home is part of the national “village” movement, which embraces a volunteer-driven approach in providing services to help our senior neighbors age in place safely, comfortably, and confidently in their own homes in the community they love. With a Mount Vernon At Home membership, members are able to enjoy enhanced peace of mind and independence with the services provided by our enthusiastic volunteers while enjoying Mount Vernon At Home social, educational and cultural programs with new and longtime friends.
With one call, our staff and volunteers are here to help you with your home and transportation needs.
Herndon Village Network
The Herndon Village Network (HVN) is a grass roots, neighbor-to-neighbor, non-profit initiative which strives to support Herndon senior citizens. Our mission is to consolidate and provide a range of services to Herndon seniors, with the intention of enabling those who need special assistance to remain in the familiar environment of their homes, to be an integral part of the community, and to improve the quality of their lives.
RCC Rides at Reston Community Center
Reston Community Center (RCC) is a Fairfax County Government agency that brings the community together through enriching leisure time experiences that reach out to all and contribute to Reston’s sense of place. RCC provides four lines of programming to the Reston community: Arts and Events, Aquatics, Leisure and Learning, and Facility Rentals. Operations are supported by revenues from a special property tax collected on all residential and commercial properties within Small District 5. RCC was integral in galvanizing support for the grass roots committee, Reston for a Lifetime (“R4L”), and has hosted several forums on Aging in Place and serves as the monthly meeting site for R4L. The dedicated staff of RCC’s 55+ Programming Department plans hundreds of activities each year for older adults and will be managing the facilitation of the NV Rides Reston transportation program.
Contact: Ali Clements
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers (LVC)
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization of more than 220 volunteers from Loudoun County who help frail elderly and disabled adults maintain independent living. Caregivers provides a wide range of support services including transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands, household chores, special outings and help with managing personal financial affairs.