Calling All Cars Program

Calling All Cars is a program that was created to address the need for affordable personal transportation for low-income residents of the region. Due to the rural nature of the area, personal transportation is often critical to quality of life, safety, the ability to earn a living, and independence.

WSS will accept used working cars donated by individuals and businesses. The vehicle must be in good running condition and the car title must be free of all liens. WSS will issue documentation of the gift for the donor’s tax records.

Women’s Support Services, with input from area service providers, coordinates the application process and the selection of each recipient.

To qualify as a recipient of a vehicle, applicants must meet several criteria:

  1. Applicant must reside in within one of the 6 towns in our service area: Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.
  2. Applicant must have limited income and no alternative means to obtain a vehicle.
  3. Applicant currently has no running vehicle available to them or within their immediate family.
  4. Applicant must be in need of personal transportation and be unable to work or suffering considerable hardship due to their lack of transportation.
  5. Applicant must have a valid current driver’s license.
  6. Applicant must be able to arrange for the cost of registering and insuring the vehicle.

Although WSS maintains a waiting list of candidates in need of vehicles, preference will be given to victims of domestic violence, those in emergency situations, and those in our service area.

Women’s Support Services does not make a guarantee as to the condition or safety of the donated vehicles. Recipients are encouraged to have the car thoroughly inspected before acceptance.

For more information about this program, please call WSS at (860) 364-1080 or fill out and submit our Contact Form.

Would you like to donate your reliable used car?

The PDF fill-in form below can be saved and emailed or sent to WSS.

WSS Calling All Cars Donor Application

Would you like to apply to receive a reliable used car?

The PDF fill-in form below can be saved and emailed or sent to WSS.

WSS Calling All Cars Client Application