Emergency Vehicle Repair
The IHS mission is to strengthen families through financial stability. The intent of this program is to bridge an unusual financial crisis that disrupts employment due to a lack of transportation.
In addition to guidelines specific to each of the programs at IHS, those seeking assistance must meet the following criteria:
- must review viable alternative transportation solutions with a staff member,
- must have an income or be seeking job at or below 200% of the federal poverty level,
- must not exceed $500 of total assistance for transportation needs over a 3-year period,
- must show proof that a car is indispensable for transportation to work or to perform their job (i.e. food delivery,)
- must show vehicle requiring repair is currently registered in PA, and
- must review with staff the financial viability of continued vehicle operation.
IHS supports vehicle repair costs from an automotive garage and/or itemized cost of parts for the do-it-yourselfer. Those seeking assistance must comply with the following:
- submit a quotation from a garage or a quotation from an auto parts business for vehicle parts needed for the repair,
- submit a justification of vehicle impact (i.e. vehicle is needed for work, such as to make deliveries; to travel to work; etc.,) and
- after approval, IHS payments will be made to the repair garage or the parts shop.
IHS will support the cost of a one time:
- Driver’s license,
- PA Vehicle Registration, and
- A single insurance premium payment.
- State vehicle inspection.
Questions? Call Interfaith Human Services at (814) 234-7731.
The funds for this service are, in large part, contributed by generous donors during the annual Wishing Well Campaign, which runs from the day after Thanksgiving until late December.