Services

Let Way to Go Help You Move Forward!

Way to Go provides essential transportation services to low-income and Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) workers to ensure they maintain employment and access to essential community services. The majority of clients served fall below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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

Reside in either the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County (VA);

Employed or have a verifiable job offer OR (due to COVID-19) had a strong work history prior to March 2020; and

Recommendation for services 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

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 Virginia driver’s license; driver improvement course

 other urgent transportation needs necessary to maintain employment


Agency Referral Application:

Representatives from local agencies and community organizations referring clients to Way to Go for transportation services must complete and return this form. Clients are not permitted to directly refer themselves to Way to Go for services.

Agency Referral Form (W2G_COVID-19)


Vehicle Acquisition Applications:

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, regardless of client’s credit history. In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, clients must show a strong work record and have sufficient available monthlyy 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 their referring agent 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

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, taxes, 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 their referring agent 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

Vehicles for Change
Way to Go partners with Vehicle for Change, a separate non-profit organization, to provide vehicle financing to families in Virginia. Clients with dependent children under the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Please note that the previous program requirement of an applicant household needing to have received TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) public assistance payments within the past two years has been waived. 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 for 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 their referring agent 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