Angela Reina serves as the Program Manager of the Center for Great Expectations Permanent Supportive Housing program. The CGE provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment to those impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect.
In March 2023, Angela reached out to RideWise for information on how her clients could access public transportation in Somerset County. RideWise started by providing travel training to several clients. From there, RideWise conducted a transportation 101 workshop for CGE staff.
After this workshop, Angela enthusiastically embraced the idea of taking the staff into the field to ride on the buses first-hand. In May 2023, RideWise’s Director of Mobility Management, Linda Rapacki, took staff into the field and on the Somerset County buses to learn how to navigate the bus network.
“My team and I want to thank Linda for providing us with a multitude of resources that will assist us in helping our clients with their identified goals,” said Angela. “We can leverage these tools in our efforts to empower our clients toward self-sufficiency.”
Angela realizes the importance of learning the routes for the Somerset County Bus system so she and her staff can be the best advocates for their clients. She is an enthusiastic and powerful champion for all the clients she supports.
To learn more about travel training, visit our TransitConnect page.