Student Basic Needs

Transportation & Car Repair

College Pass from Metro Transit

New Gate Cars: Wheels for Women Program

Provides cars and vans to single moms who meet eligibility criteria Online application:

Neighbors Inc.

  • Must live in service area (South St Paul, West St Paul, IGH, Mendota Heights, Lillydale, Sunfish Lake)
  • Valid Driver's License & Proof of Auto Insurance
  • Car must be required for work
  • Maximum amount $350

222 Grand Avenue West South St. Paul, MN 55075

Call 651-455-1508, visit in person, or check out

Hastings Family Services

Emergency grants available to help with car repairs. Grants require a demonstrated emergency need and for the situation to be resolved if the grant is approved. Call emergency service worker to determine eligibility.

Call 651-437-7134 or visit

The Lift Garage

Low cost car repairs $15 an hour plus cost of parts (typically less than half cost of market rate).

Must meet income requirement (150% of federal poverty guidelines)

Call 612-866-5840 or visit