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Parents Council Grants Award spotlight: Well Ride Program

The executive branch of Student Government partnered with Counseling and Psychological Services and Lyft to launch Well Ride – a pilot program which aims to provide free transportation via Lyft to off-campus mental health appointments for undergraduate students. To qualify for the program, students must be at least 18 years old and not have access to a car on campus or in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area.

Students can sign up for the Well Ride program by filling out an online form. Once signed up, they will receive an email with specific instructions and the next steps. Students can be picked up from three locations on and off campus. From there, they must enter their therapist's address, and Student Government will put that information into the Lyft system. Lyft will send the passenger a link they can use to get to therapy and another to get back.

The funding for the Well Ride program was provided through a grant from the UNC Parents Council. The executive branch said it hopes the program can become a permanent service to help students without cars access off-campus health appointments.

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