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In the event of bad weather, Linn County will announce on local WMT radio and KCRG-TV9 if Options will be closed. Just because local schools are closed, doesn’t mean Options is closed.
The Options facility at 1240 26th Ave Court SW is open and staffed from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Options is closed weekends and for 11 holidays during the year.
Please note: drop off times are after 8 a.m. and pick up times are by 2:30 p.m. every day except for Wednesdays when pick up is by 2 p.m.
The Options Consumer Handbook can be viewed here.
Options provides transportation to/from Day Hab outings, within programming hours.
Monthly city bus passes may be purchased at the Ground Transportation Center, 450 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. Cost of bus fares differ from full to discounted for passengers with disabilities. Check with the Ground Transportation Center to see if you qualify for discounts.
Linn County LIFTS provides transportation for residents in Linn County. Call LIFTS at 892-5170, to check if there is a route near you. LIFTS rides are $3 per ride. LIFTS tokens may be purchased at Options for $60 for 20 tokens. Checks should be made out to LIFTS.
Yes, Options provides many different volunteer opportunities during programming hours. Options is fortunate to have relationships with many community businesses that also provide volunteer opportunities, including:
No, we do not forsee Options closing in the near future.