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Our History

In 2010, Rick Trawick founded Second Chances Garage – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Frederick, Maryland, and serving Frederick County. Rick has always had an interest in cars and noticed a great need for reliable transportation for those who have lower incomes. He fully realized that reliable transportation is a vital component for self-sufficiency, stable employment, and the care of children. Over the years, Rick has unequivocally shown his passion for helping others obtain reliable transportation and has surrounded himself with other passionate individuals to help carry out the mission of Second Chances Garage. 

Our Mission

With a passion for cars and helping those in need, Second Chances Garage seeks to make a difference in our community of Frederick County, Maryland, by offering “second chances” for individuals and families on their journey to independent living by providing assistance with their personal transportation needs.

Our Partner Agencies

Our Partner Agencies play a vital role in helping Second Chances Garage provide vehicles to low-income families in Frederick County, Maryland. Each agency assists us with vetting applicants and assisting them in the application process.

Without our Partner Agencies, we can’t do what we do!

Apprenticeship Program

Every year, Second Chances Garage partners with Gear Wrench to provide an apprenticeship opportunity to an aspiring mechanic. In previous years, we have had the pleasure of apprentices from local Frederick County high schools and the Frederick Career and Technology Center.

Community Supporters

Our Community Partners help us in a variety of ways including providing resources to use in our repair shop, bringing us applicants in need of cars, referring economically vulnerable individuals to our low-cost repair program, and more. If you’d like to become a partner in helping us make a difference in the Frederick County community, please apply to become a Community Partner.