The Human Services Council (HSC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency located in Clark County. HSC operates a number of programs including some centered around providing transportation resources to serve low-income, seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk populations in Southwest Washington.
One of the transportation services offered by HSC is the Employment Transportation program. Through this program HSC is able to assist low-income individuals in Clark County by providing transportation options to help individuals get to work and/or work-related activities such as interviews and job-related training. In 2011, the Human Services Council launched its Bike-to-Work program as an alternative means of helping people get to their jobs or job training.
The Bike-to-Work program is funded in part through a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation and offers qualified individuals the following:
- A bicycle
- Bike locks
- Miscellaneous bike related accessories
- A five-hour bicycle training and safety course
Individuals interested in this program are initially screened through one of HSC’s numerous community partner agencies and then referred to staff at HSC for further screening to participate in this program. Individuals selected for this program are required to participate in a five-hour bicycle training course where they will learn basic bike laws and etiquette, route finding/map reading, basic bike usage and maintenance, and at the end of the training participate in a group bike ride. Some participants may be eligible for C-TRAN bus passes to combine with the use of their bike to get to their employment related destinations.
WE ACCEPT DONATIONS!
The Bike-to-Work program depends on donations from community members to provide the bikes and equipment to program participants. We accept adult sized helmets, bicycles, and locks in moderate to good condition. For more information on how you can support this program through funds, equipment, or services, please call us at 360-258-2103, Option 1.
HSC would like to acknowledge gratitude to those institutions who currently partner with us on the Bike-To-Work Program including: