Indiana expands program offering free Lyft rides to drug treatment centers

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Starting on Saturday, Indiana is expanding a program to help those with drug addiction get to a treatment center.

The program is a partnership between the state Family and Social Services Administration and Indiana 211, which offers information about community resources.

You can request a free ride through ride-sharing service Lyft, by calling 211. Residents who are on Medicaid or have access to Medicaid’s transportation program don’t qualify.

The transportation program was inspired after an initiative last year called Open Beds, which allowed people to call 211 to be connected to residential treatment centers that had space.

The program has been given $40,000 through June of next year.

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(This story was originally published on March 15, 2019)

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