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Buy a couple of used vans that is in workable conditions. These vans will pick up and drop off individuals identified in need

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" Mommy vans" will transport moms who needs this service. Transport families to doctor appointment, job interviews, grocery stores, and other programs that will help enpower, substain , support families. Individuals will be indentified through other social services, that will refer individuals to " Mommy Van"  This service can be free or discounted. Participants can purchase a van ticket for a very small fee. This service will help connect families to valuable resources. It can only be utilized a few times a month. " Mom van" can recruit volunteers to drive these vans. Eventually when in existence for a set amount of time. Can hire paid employees. This service will work in conjuction with other social service programs. Who might can contribute funds or manpower to offset cost.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Individuals identified as " service needed" can utilized this service. Any person who has kids , this person can be legal guardian..natural parent, grandparent, foster parent.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

I have a visual idea what service would look like.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

The team will be myself..eventually i would recruit volunteers, who pass driving , background checks. Eventually i would hope to hire paid employees.

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • $50,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

I will use the money to purchase a couple of vans, and maintenance costs. And eventually to hire a driver.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

I would get vans, i would use money for marketing, fuel, manpower.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

I would measure success by how many individuals using this service or request to utilize this service. Also by how many social services want to sign up to work in conjunction with me.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

The program can be substain if can keep vans in good working conditions. I will also start looking for sponsors.


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