MEET OUR CLIENTS
Here are the stories that inspire us.
When we met her, Tonoa was riding to work with her sister. She was forced to turn down many opportunities because she wasn’t independently mobile.
Fortune moved to the U.S. from Zimbabwe in 2016 with asylum status. At first he lived with his cousin, but, being a hard worker with a master’s degree, he soon had a full-time job…
Karimah has six children, ages five to 18, goes to college part-time and works. Two of her children are also in college but don’t drive because she hasn’t had time to teach…
Jalicia is a 30-year-old single mother who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey—and then lost a second car in Tropical Storm Gordon! After living in shelters in the Houston…
Carl is had provided for his family with his own lawn care and moving business. He took out an auto title loan on his truck to build his credit, but the truck broke down.
Siera is a 29-year-old who has been working full time and taking classes at Literacy ruction for Texas to increase her earning power. Even though she had always had a job.
For victims of family violence, having a car can be the key to escaping and starting a new life. Felicia was one of those victims of abuse who has grown into a strong…
Sandra found us through St. Luke’s Community Church. A single mother with a two-year-old and 17-year-old, she had a high-mileage older vehicle plagued with constant costly repairs.
Café Momentum recruited Jim from New York to work with its nonprofit program that provides paid culinary internships and life skills training for juvenile offenders to foster successful reentry into the community.
Latavia didn’t have a credit score that would get her a reasonable car loan, but excellent references from her case manager and employer convinced us she was a strong prospect.
Alfie was in a position that many of our clients face — he had an older car that needed constant repair. Often he had to take the bus to work because his car was in the shop…
Michelle has been through some tough times. She had a difficult divorce that left her deep in debt and a job that required long hours seven days a week—without over time.
Trey grew up in a home that he says taught him unacceptable behavior was acceptable. His mom died when he was only 15, and he went from being an honor-roll student to…
Kela is a divorced mother of two who was referred to us by Catholic Charities. She had a job with Bell Helicopter and a reliable car when tragedy struck.
David remembers the days when his mother sold tacos every morning and tamales on Sundays to pay their bills. Some months their water would be shut off and others their…
Genesis Women’s Shelter referred Yasmin to us while she and her daughter, Yvette, were receiving help to escape domestic violence. One of our earliest clients…
Pam used to get up at 2:45 a.m. every workday. After having her breakfast, getting dressed, praying and meditating, she started walking to the bus stop at 3:45 to catch the 4:07 bus.
Carolyn had a high-mileage Mazda deemed unsafe by her mechanic—whom she saw far too often. With an unreliable car, getting to her job at an area hospital and raising her three children were constant struggles.