TARTA’s Hub of Hope Welcomes New Partners, Announces Changes

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is proud to announce the addition of three community partners to its Hub of Hope program.

Representatives of Cherry Street Mission’s workforce development program, the Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services, and The Ohio State University Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program are scheduled to visit TARTA’s Transit Hub at 612 N. Huron in downtown Toledo in the coming weeks.

Through Hub of Hope, community partners can reach out to TARTA customers with information on goods or services they may need.

“There are so many wonderful organizations in our area that help put people in touch with job opportunities, meals, and other tools available to them,” said Susan Gettum, TARTA’s Customer Care Manager. “It’s a great opportunity for us to connect our customers to those resources and give people doing some great work a platform for what they do. It’s important to TARTA that our customers know we’re not just here to get them from Point A to Point B. We’re proud to be a part of this community and serve this community, and we’re always looking for new opportunities for outreach.”

Due to concerns over rising coronavirus numbers, scheduled appearances by Food For Thought on Friday, January 14 and Cherry Street Mission on Monday, Jan. 17 have been postponed.

The schedule for live outreach at TARTA’s downtown Transit Hub includes:

  • Cherry Street Mission Workforce Development Program: Monday, Jan. 24, 9- 11 a.m.
  • Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services: Thursday, Jan. 20, 10:20 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Food For Thought: Friday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 8, 9-11 a.m.

Community partners interested in providing information or performing outreach at the Hub should email customer-relations@tarta.com.