When Tammy left a dead-end job at a Missouri laundromat, she moved to Kentucky to be closer to her family.
She was hired part time as a Goodwill employee, but the lack of reliable transportation prevented her from working full time. Each day, Tammy was walking an hour to work, which hindered her ability to work flexible hours. After the initiation of the Cars to Work program in 2012, Tammy applied and was approved to purchase a vehicle—the program’s third vehicle on the road.
Since then, Tammy has been promoted to full-time employment, transitioned off government assistance, moved into her own apartment, and set a goal to earn her GED. “Having a vehicle has been a tremendous help,” she said. “It has made every area of my life easier.”