If you're looking for free wheelchairs in Arizona, we've got you covered!
This page is a complete resource for free assistive devices (wheelchairs, scooters, and more) and independent living resources in the state of Arizona.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Arizona
1. 2.1.1 Arizona
Community Information and Referral Services is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. They are a premier agency to find information and sources. 2.1.1 have offices across the US. Select your county from the list and select the service you are looking for.
2. Arizona Area Agencies on Aging
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public or nonprofit private agency that helps older Arizonans. AAAs are chosen by the State to plan and coordinate services at the local level. There are eight AAAs in Arizona and you can find a list of those agencies here. Different Area agencies have different programs but they usually maintain a medical closet.
3. Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange
The goal of the Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange hosted by AzTAP is to put Assistive Technology (AT), adapted equipment or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) that is not currently being used in the hands of someone who can benefit from it. They also have funding available for assistive devices.
Ability360 is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. Through its comprehensive programs, Ability360 touches the lives of individuals with disabilities and addresses the disability concerns of their family members, co-workers, and employers. Ability360’s Home Modification program assists people with disabilities and/or seniors who need modifications to their residence to improve accessibility and safety.
The program facilitates accessible modifications for low-to-moderate-income Maricopa County residents made possible mainly by Community Development Block Grants.
5. Arizona Caregiver Resource Line
The Arizona Caregiver Coalition is unique. The sole purpose is to support caregivers and their families. They offer support and help to find access to information, assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful options for you and your loved one. If you are looking to find a funding resource or mobility aid, they might be able to help you.
6. Arizona Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
Disabled US military veterans in Arizona may need to look no further than the state’s Department of Veterans Services for a disability grant covering the cost of a wheelchair van. If you became disabled (or increasingly disabled) during service or VA-sponsored care, you are probably entitled to such financial aid, along with other services and support.
7. Arizona Rehabilitation Services
This agency operates under the auspices of the Arizona State Department of Economic Security. It is dedicated to assisting disabled Arizona residents to find and maintain gainful employment for increased independence and a more rewarding life. It may partially or fully fund your handicapped-accessible vehicle if you need it to look for and hold down a job.
8. Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council
The Arizona SILC advocates on behalf of a more independent lifestyle for the state’s disabled residents. While it doesn’t supply disability grants, it serves as an essential resource for people seeking this sort of aid.
9. AZ Links
AZ links is a directory of services and information maintained by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS). This directory is useful for Seniors, People with disabilities, Caregivers, Friends, and family members, and Professionals assisting others. You can select your county and find more about the AZ links’ partners here.
10. DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.
DIRECT is a private, nonprofit organization operated by and for people with disabilities. Today, DIRECT is part of a national network of more than 730 Centers for Independent Living (CIL). The Home access program provides home modifications that help to eliminate barriers to living safely and independently at home.
11. JFCS of Southern Arizona
Since 1941, JFCS of Southern Arizona has helped individuals and families in crisis, children and adults who have experienced trauma, people with disabilities, frail and elderly adults, and neighbours without necessities.
They are a non-profit agency that provides quality social and behavioural health services to the Jewish and greater Tucson community. They help people of any religion or ethnic origin meet their full potential by restoring their well-being, cultivating self-sufficiency and strengthening family life.
They have a Durable Home Medical Equipment program that can pay directly for the full or partial purchase of new durable home medical equipment for people with a demonstrated need for financial support.
12. New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center
New Horizons offers a variety of services and events for seniors and disabled people. Their services include transportation and durable medical equipment loan closet. Their transportation program serves Prescott, Chino, Dewey, Cordes Junction and anywhere in between.
Staff and Board members provide information/ referrals related to disabilities for consumers and the general public. Staff provides informational services such as understanding Social Security benefits, where to find services in the community specific to their disability needs, and more. They have various programs throughout the year varying by funding. Please call their office for more information on other services.
14. St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul began in Paris, France, in 1833. Today, the Phoenix Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has 81 Conferences of Charity, over 3,000 active and associate members (Vincentians), and more than 6,000 volunteers.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in the community who have nowhere else to turn for help. As important, SVdP provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbours in need with love and compassion.
A warehouse of usefulness for uninsured individuals recovering from injury or medical procedures, this "loan closet" is filled with expensive rehabilitation equipment that they lend out—at no cost—whenever patients need it.