Good News Garage
Good News Garage (GNG) was one of the first nonprofit social enterprise car donation programs in the U.S. Our mission is to create economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to low-income individuals and families. Since our founding in Burlington, Vermont in 1996, Good News Garage has provided over 5,000 New England families with donated vehicles, empowering clients to move out of poverty and into financial independence and social stability.
Through our Wheels to Work program, GNG is able to help individuals and families in need of reliable transportation by collecting, repairing and reconditioning donated used automobiles which are then awarded to qualified New England neighbors. Vehicles that are too old, can’t pass inspection, or would have high maintenance costs are resold at auction and the proceeds are used to help repair other vehicles.
Our Ready to Go program provides scheduled transportation services in primarily rural locations for individuals without a car to access essential life activities, including jobs, training, healthcare, education and childcare.
If you have an unused or old vehicle, please consider passing your keys to a family in need. Learn more about the donation process.
Services for New Americans
At Ascentria Care Alliance, we believe welcoming refugees and immigrants reaffirms our American values. We offer a continuum of community-based programs for refugees and immigrants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that aim to help new Americans achieve independence and stability.
Our case managers provide coordination support related to housing, legal needs, education, and employment. We also ensure that physical, social, personal care needs are met and coordinate referrals to healthcare providers for medical and psychological services for immigrants and refugees.
The legal support needed by our clients can be quite significant. Ascentria’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program provides free and low-cost legal services comprised of customized information, counseling, advice and litigation services to immigrants. Our team of lawyers and legal professionals offers multi-cultural and multi-lingual representation that covers all areas of immigration law from undocumented to U.S. citizenship.
We represent clients who are survivors of human trafficking and the commercial sex industry.
As a trusted nonprofit serving families since 2003, we are dedicated to customized assistance that enriches lives and helps maintain greater independence and safety.
In-Home Care is a licensed Home Health Care agency that offers comprehensive, non-medical in-home personal care services to assist seniors, or those with a disability with daily living activities. Our geriatric care management services cover providing non-medical necessary services and personal care for older individuals, and coordinating referrals to healthcare providers for medical and clinical geriatric care management services.
Mental Health and Disabilities Programs
Ascentria Mental Health and Disability Services comprise a wide variety of programs that enable persons who have physical or cognitive disabilities or impairments to become and remain successful contributors to the communities in which they live and work.
We provide case management in order to coordinate housing, education, employment, physical, social, personal care and coordinate referrals to healthcare providers for mental health screening, and psychological counseling and therapy to disabled individuals.
It is important to the mental health of our clients that they can explore and enjoy the community in which they live. We provide training with regard to use of local public transportation and how to secure alternative transportation to attend classes at area learning institutions. Additionally, we supervise field trips to museums, parks and sporting events.