HomeJames is a registered, non-profit community program operated by volunteers and dedicated to saving lives by providing free designated driver services for impaired drivers in their vehicles.
HomeJames provides its designated driver service on more than a dozen weekend nights plus New Years Eve during the Holiday Season. In its first two years of operation, Ontario Provincial Police reported there were no fatal accidents on nights HomeJames provided its services.
HomeJames' objectives included creating a greater awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and promoting road safety.
HomeJames accepts donations from clients provided with our designated driver service. Proceeds will be used for administrating costs. Left over proceeds will be directed to community based organizations in Caledon.
The Caledon HomeJames Designated Driver Program continues to be very successful. Thank you to our corporate sponsors and extremely dedicated volunteers who are giving their time to ensure Caledon residents have access to this program.
2014 - 404 rides, 12,753 KM, 903 passengers, 150 volunteers
2015 - 461 rides, 13,706 KM, 1,198 passengers, 182 volunteers
2016 - 393 rides, 7,506 KM**, 1,002 passengers, 126 volunteers
**KM's reduce due to new dispatch system being able to better track distance and utilize each team more efficiently with location tracking to reduce mileage.
2017 - 380 rides, 9,881KM, 830 passengers, 126 volunteers
2018 - 351 rides, 12,610KM, 878 passengers, 133 volunteers
2019 - ONGOING