The Hands' Good Neighbor Garage

Vehicle Placement Program

The aim of the Good Neighbor Garage Vehicle Placement Program is to support single women in need on their road to self-sufficiency. One way we do this is by placing vehicles with qualified recipients. We understand that having a reliable vehicle to get to school, a job, medical appointments or the grocery store can open up opportunities and doors that didn’t exist without a car. 

If you are a single mom or woman in need looking for vehicle assistance, read our program requirements below and see if you qualify. There is an application button at the bottom of the page.

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Vehicle Placement

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be a single woman residing in Jefferson County, CO*
  • Live in Jefferson County -or- be a direct referral from an existing nonprofit partner of Hands of The Carpenter or the Good Neighbor Garage Program. An application filled out directly by an existing partner is required in that case.
  • Be employed and provide two [most recent] months proof of income, attending school/job training, show proof of social security or disability benefits and be a direct referral from an existing nonprofit partner of Hands of The Carpenter or the Good Neighbor Garage Program.
  • Have a valid Colorado Driver’s License.
  • Obtain car insurance before purchasing vehicle (Hands can provide options, if needed).
  • Provide current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) – verifying license is valid. If client has had a DUI/DWAI in the last 2 years, we will be unable to place a vehicle.
  • Be able to pay the average $900 – $1,500 placement fee (full payment is due when vehicle is received). Vehicles placed are valued between $2,500 and $5,000.
  • Turn in any currently owned working or non-working vehicle. We are unable to place vehicles as a second family vehicle. If a vehicle is turned in, the client will receive a credit on the scrap metal value.
*For program qualification purposes, a single woman is someone who identifies as as woman and is financially supporting herself; who may be caring for dependents on her own; is a widow; is separated from her spouse but not divorced; is divorced; (a single person may share a living space with roommate(s) who each maintain separate financial responsibility. She may be dating (but not living with) a partner and would still be eligible for the Hands program. 

Please note that Hands’ programs are not free, the applicant is responsible for part of the cost. Check the Placement or Repair program pages for details.

How does the Vehicle Placement Program work?

Please note that due to demand, the program fills up and we have to close down the application process until more vehicles are available. You may always check back here to see if it is open.


If you meet the guidelines above, please begin the application process with the button below.

Send in Documents

If you complete the application successfully, you will receive instructions on how to send in
(1) proof of income or school enrollment,
(2) copy of driver’s license, and
(3) your motor vehicle report.

We Contact You

Once your application package is complete (only after documents from Step 2 are received), you will be contacted by our Client Services Manager to go over next steps.

We Match You With a Vehicle

Approved candidates will be placed on a waiting list subject to individual needs and the available cars.

Vehicle Placement Program - Apply Now!

Unfortunately, if you are not a Jefferson County Resident, we will not be able to serve you unless you are a referral from one of our existing nonprofit partners.