Services

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We provide several services to assist low-income and Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) working households with their vehicle transportation needs. The majority of clients served fall below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

In order to receive services, clients must meet the following requirements:

  • reside in either the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County (VA);
  • employed or have a verifiable job offer; and
  • recommendation by a representative of a local agency or community organization (e.g., social worker, case manager, or similar) who is familiar with the household’s needs, resources, and employment history.

Transportation services provided include:Layman's Technician

  • providing a donated or assisted-purchased vehicle
  • repairs, including State inspection
  • vehicle insurance payments
  • vehicle fees (e.g., vehicle registration, driver’s license reinstatement)
  • gas vouchers
  • monthly vehicle payment to bank or finance company
  • work shuttles
  • driving lessons in order to obtain VA driver’s license
  • other urgent transportation needs necessary to maintain employment

Agency Referral Application:

  • Agency Referral Application (for clients requesting general transportation services)
    Local agencies and community organizations referring clients for Way to Go services must complete and return this form. Clients are not permitted to directly refer themselves for Way to Go services.
    Temporary, Adjusted Agency Referral Form (W2G_COVID-19)

Vehicle Acquisition Applications (to be completed by referring agent and client together):

  • Donated Vehicle Program
    Clients in need of a vehicle who do not qualify for financing through our WorkCars program or have limited available monthly funds after all expenses have been paid (no less than $200) can apply for a donated vehicle. Donated vehicles, provided in-kind by local citizens and business owners, are awarded to Way to Go-approved clients at no cost (no monthly vehicle payment). However, clients are responsible for vehicle maintenance, gas, insurance, and tags/registration after award of a vehicle. Clients must work with their referring agent to complete this application. It is advised that clients provide referring agents with their two-year driving record prior to completing the application, as clients with a driving point balance below a negative 5 are ineligible to apply. Upon satisfactory review of submitted application by the Way to Go office, the client is required to attend an interview with the Vehicle Award Committee for approval. The client’s referring agent is requested to also attend this meeting.
    Way to Go Donated Vehicle Program Application
  • WorkCars Program
    In partnership with Farmers & Merchant Bank, the WorkCars program provides Way to Go-approved clients with bank-rate vehicle financing for up to 36 months. In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, clients must show a strong work record and have sufficient available monthly funds after all expenses have been paid (no less than $450) necessary for vehicle ownership. Clients must work with their referring agent to complete this application. It is advised that clients provide referring agents with their two-year driving record prior to completing the application, as clients with a driving point balance below a negative 5  are ineligible to apply. Upon satisfactory review of submitted application by the Way to Go office, the client is required to attend an interview with the Vehicle Award Committee for approval. The client’s referring agent is requested to also attend this meeting.
    WorkCars Application Way to Go
  • Vehicles for Change (for TANF-eligible clients seeking a vehicle)
    Clients who have received TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) public assistance payments within the past two years are eligible to finance a vehicle through our partners at Vehicle for Change.
    Clients must work with their referring agent to complete this application, including the Program Description Agreement and Car Owner Agreement. To be eligible, clients must be employed on a consistent basis of a minimum 30 hours per week and have sufficient available monthly funds after expenses have been paid (no less than $450) necessary for vehicle ownership. It is advised that clients provide referring agents with their two-year driving record prior to completing the application, as clients with a driving point balance below a negative 5  are ineligible to apply.
    Vehicles for Change Program Description Agreement
    Vehicles for Change Application
    Vehicles for Owner Agreement
    Vehicles for Change Car Pick-Up Information