ALICE - The Rural Economic Assistance League, Inc. (REAL) is non-profit organization established in 1972, is governed by a volunteer board of directors and has approximately 320 staff offering services across an eleven (11) county area. REAL’s mission is to assure these communities receive quality care and services for the elderly, persons with disabilities and to the general public by assisting them and their families in maintaining an independent and fulfilling life and to be “The Provider of Choice”. REAL, Inc. has more than 46 years of experience in administering state, local and federal grants for services to Coastal Bend communities through adult day care centers, home health care and home provider services, housing and public transportation. As a Rural Transit District (RTD) REAL, Inc. provides public transportation to the riding public throughout the Coastal Bend and surrounding communities since 1991.
REAL, Inc. has a long history of delivering effective and efficient services to vulnerable populations in South Texas. Through innovative partnerships with other health and social service agencies REAL, Inc. has led the development of groundbreaking services in the region through the integration of transportation, Mobility Management and traditional Promotoras, Community Health Worker health and wellness services. These efforts have harnessed community strengths and innovation by developing services responding to the communities’ needs to increase access to specialty health care services in the South Texas region.
Transportation: REAL, Inc.’s mobility management team can help the general public, seniors and persons with disabilities in the rural areas to coordinate and navigate through the public transportation system using a network of resources. REAL’s service area provides public transportation services in Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Refugio and San Patricio counties. REAL transportation services take you to important destinations and for various purposes including school, training centers, work, educational centers, medical appointments, recreation, shopping or other purposes in your community. If you need transportation to or from after school programs or for any other purpose, REAL will assist and meet your transportation needs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All local trips must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and 48 hours in advance for all out of town trips. Fares depend on origin to destination. For fare information call REAL (361) 668-3158 or 800-634-8082. If you know anyone who is in need of transportation and you “Refer a friend…You get a FREE RIDE.” Just let the reservation staff know at the time you are making the reservation and they will assist you.