Kent Center Inc. provides pick up services for nearly every Kent Center client, Monday through Friday mornings, and delivers them to their place of employment if they work/volunteer in the morning, or our 215 Scheeler Road building for Day/Vocational/Supported Employment programming. Transportation is also provided Monday through Friday to return our clients home.
Outside of this regularly scheduled transportation, Kent Center utilizes its vehicles to provide the transportation required to fulfill the individual plans as set forth in partnership with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). These plans are created for each client with the client’s engagement, and outline their goals and dreams as well as their strategies for their successful achievement. This unscheduled transportation includes travel to off-hour employment, life skills training opportunities, interviews, volunteer opportunities, field trips, job trainings, medical appointments, recreational events, and everyday living travel.
For our residential clients, transportation services are also provided for evening/weekend appointments and jobs, errand running, visits to family and friends, participation in community events such as local festivals and library visits, and for general life activities, including going out to dinner, movies, and local day trips, and unscheduled, irregular travel that comes with everyday living.
With the support of the MTA, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and all of our amazing Goose Bump Jumpers, we were able to get a few new buses to help connect our family members to opportunities to help make their dreams come true. The next phase of our campaign will be to raise funds to acquire smaller vehicles to enable more personalized and flexible travel. We thank everyone who has already helped us along this journey, and look forward to the next leg!
Kent Center, Inc. is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transportation services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B. The Kent Center, Inc. leadership has expanded its list of protected persons to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, primary language spoken, or genetic information. For additional information on Kent Center Inc.’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures, or to file a complaint, contact Karine Ireland, Executive Director, 215 Scheeler Road, Chestertown, MD 21620 or .