Peninsula's Ways to Work expands to Santa Clara Co.

November 14, 2012 5:18:36 PM PST
A local program that offers a unique pathway to better employment for struggling families is expanding.

Peninsula Family Service's Ways to Work program is now helping families in Santa Clara County. The vehicle loan program provides a low-interest, $8,000 car loan to parents, allowing them to drive to and from work and take their children to school.

"Being a single mother of six children I didn't have $8,000 to put down. So that was really a huge challenge for me. And the ways to work program they basically came to my rescue. They are like my angels. Without them, I don't know where I would be right now," said Alisha Carter, a loan recipient.

ABC7 News anchor Carolyn Johnson was emcee for Wednesday's announcement. The Ways to Work program has already helped nearly 400 Bay Area families in San Mateo County.