Vehicle Assistance Support

General Vehicle Assistance Services may be provided in the form of financial support, donated parts, payment plan, pre-paid rides, use of a loaner vehicle, or any combination of the above.  If the client is on a payment plan, they will be required to actively participate in financial coaching for the duration of the payment plan.

Vehicle assistance is available in 4 main categories – mechanical, safety, transportation, and legal – as funds are available.


Description & Examples


Repairs needed to ensure vehicle’s roadworthiness focusing on the ability to start, steer, go, and stop as identified by the automotive repair partner inspecting the vehicle


Such as headlights, tires, wiper blades, missing or broken windows, car seats, booster seats, air bags, seat belts, heater (needed for defroster to work)


Provide a loaner vehicle, pay for use of rental vehicle or other point-to-point transportation options.

Facilitate ability to receive donated vehicles, as well as donate a vehicle to an individual or family in need.


Insurance premium

Assist in paying for title, tags, and registration especially when donating a vehicle to a client in need

There is currently one sub-program specific version of the Vehicle Assistance Program.

Shawnee Car Care

The Shawnee Car Care program provides vehicle safety related repairs for the residents of Shawnee, KS.  The assistance is provided through a payment plan and/or financial assistance.  Recipients are required to participate in financial coaching through Moneytalk Financial Foundations.