In January 2016, I began my Interlink journey. Each day I look forward to making our mission a reality for the people we serve.
As I get ready to hit my two-year mark,
I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on how Interlink has fulfilled its mission with the accomplishments below- achievements YOU made possible!
Increased Transportation Services
: In 2015 Interlink reported 5,667 rides; that grew to 6,750 in 2016. This is a 16% increase in the number of rides. In order to effectively schedule rides and generate the reports necessary for our transportation contractors, such as Idaho Area Agency on Aging and Washington Aging & Long Term Care, we researched, identified funding, and implemented our new scheduling cloud-based platform.
Increased Wheelchair Ramp Services:
Due to a partnership with
Disability Action Center (DAC)
, Interlink now is installing aluminum ramps for hospice and rehabilitation requests. This will allow us to double the number of ramps we install annually from 12 ramps in 2015 to 24 ramps anticipated in 2017.
In 2016, we increased the number of our Facebook friends from just over 300 to over 800 and published our first annual report. In 2017, we launched a new and informative website and published our second annual report.
: Over the last two years, we have increased the size of our board of directors from 6 to 12 members.
As 2017 comes to a close, please join me in celebrating the amazing ways YOU are making a difference in YOUR community! On behalf of the Interlink Board of Directors and staff, we THANK YOU for your service!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!
All my best,