This page is a complete resource for free assistive devices (wheelchairs, scooters, and more) and independent living resources in the state of Colorado.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Colorado
1. A.V. Hunter Trust
Funds for One is a unique program of the A.V. Hunter Trust. Funds for One provides an opportunity for Case Managers to apply for funding toward the purchase of durable medical equipment and dental services for their individual clients. Go through their guidelines to see if you are eligible for the grant.
- A.V. Hunter Trust
2. American Legion Post No. 32 Loan Closet
Loan closets provide equipment on a temporary basis to people with disabilities in need. Typical items include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bathroom equipment, etc. All loan closets are on a donation basis and may not always have items available. Items may vary by location.
3. Assistance League of Denver
Assistance League of Denver is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of children and adults through its innovative philanthropic programs: Operation School Bell®, Hospital Equipment Lending Program, Scholarship, Hospitality House, Assault Survivor Kits®, Arts for Kids, ALDO Bears, and Serve Our Seniors.
Assistance League of Denver loans wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath benches, toilet risers and other medical equipment free of charge to those in need. The Lending Closet is available by appointment only. You can see the list of equipment available here.
The lending office is located at 6265 East Evans, Suite 7, Denver, CO 80222. The office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
4. Broomfield Loan Closet
Working in partnership with the community, the City and County of Broomfield provide excellent services in an efficient, respectful, and courteous manner to enhance and protect the environment and quality of life of Broomfield citizens.
The loan closet loans adaptive equipment to Broomfield residents age 60+ and/or disabled. Loans are meant to provide short-term assistance for those recovering from a recent surgery or temporary disability. Loans are for two months and loaned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: only two items can be checked out at a time.
The Loan Closet is located at BCC.
- Broomfield Loan Closet
5. City of Lakewood: Older Adult Service
Older Adult Services offers a wide variety of programs and services for people age 55 and better including classes, fitness, drop-in activities, travel, outdoor recreation, dances, support services and Volunteer of America meal site.
They also offer a Durable Medical Equipment loan closet that serves the Jefferson area. For more information please contact the loan closet.
6. CPRC Colorado Medical Supply Rescue and Exchange
Canna-Patient Resource Connection, an organization that designs science-based cannabis education for beginners and works to improve the quality of life for moderate to severe patients using cannabis as therapy.
CPRC Colorado Medical Supply Rescue and Exchange is a lending closet for people who can’t afford them. All the items are listed in the “photos” section of their Facebook page. Descriptions, sizes and applicable information are also available. If you see something you need, send them a message.
7. Day Spring Christian Church
DaySpring Christian Church is an independent Christian Church located in Fort Collins, Colorado. They organize many programs for the community. Under Day Spring Christian Church, volunteers from Day Spring Christian Church, Fort Collins, Colorado, have been building wheelchair ramps for area residents who are in need for several years.
8. Dave’s Locker
Dave’s Locker is a medical loan clearing house which collects donated medical equipment. This is a service provided to the community for free and is primarily run by one of the firefighters with support from the Community Risk Reduction Division.
This service is intended for those who can’t afford these items and simply have a short-term need, as well as those who may no longer need their equipment.
Some of the available equipment include crutches, shower stools, walkers, grab bars, wheelchairs, canes, knee scooters, and toilet aids. There are many other items available. See website for details.
- Dave’s Locker
9. Erie Rotary Loan Closet
Rotary Club of Erie Colorado serves the community of Erie, Colorado, in a variety of capacities and is represented by a diverse set of individuals and businesses.
They offer a Loan Closet that provides durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches, etc. to those recovering from surgery or medical conditions in the Erie area. Small donations are solicited, collected and loans are provided to all those in need.
- Erie Rotary Loan Closet
- (303) 926-2550
10. Friends of Men
During the last 37 years, Friends of Man has grown into an important charitable resource in Colorado and many other states.
Friends of Men is a unique charity as it uses 100% of donations for charitable assistance with no money taken out for any administrative costs and expenses, which are paid by the volunteers.
They help people of all ages with a large variety of needs, including Hearing Aids, Eyeglasses, Dental, Mobility Equipment (Wheelchairs, Prostheses, Auto/Van Modifications, etc.), Clothing, Daycare, Prescriptions, Medical Equipment, and more…
- Apply here
- (303) 798-2342
12. Health First Colorado
Health First Colorado’s mission is to improve health care access and outcomes for the people we serve while demonstrating sound stewardship of financial resources. This means that they work to make the members healthier while getting the most for every dollar that is spent.
Durable medical equipment (DME) and disposable medical supplies are a Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) benefit that provides clients with medical equipment and/or disposable supplies when there is a medical need for the treatment or therapy of an illness or physical condition.
All clients enrolled in Health First Colorado are eligible to receive this benefit. The DME/supply must be prescribed by an appropriate physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner and must be medically necessary.
13. Home Builders Foundation
The Home Builders Foundation builds independence for individuals and families most in need by creating home modifications to enable greater access, safety and mobility. Each project must meet their requisite criteria, and all projects are considered based on funds and resources available when applications are received.
To apply fill this form and submit.
14. Lafayette Senior Services
Lafayette Senior Services has been helping individuals and care partners avoid the expense of buying adaptive equipment through the Loan Closet. Lafayette residents age 55 and above and care partners can borrow equipment from the Senior Center Loan Closet for their personal use at home for up to three months. A donation of $5 per month or more is appreciated. Please sanitize equipment prior to returning it.
15. Dominican Home Health Agency
Dominican Home Health Agency provides quality nursing care and related services to the sick in their homes. The Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program provides free, life-enhancing medical equipment loans for all people in the community; there are no eligibility requirements. All they ask is that you return it so that others may benefit. You can check the Inventory here and apply for the equipment here.
16. Good Health Will
Good Health Will is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization that sell durable medical equipment at an affordable cost. Through generous community donations, their stores are stocked with all types of medical equipment and health care supplies to ensure your safety and well-being. Inventory is priced between 5-25% of the item retail value to ensure you have easy access to vital supplies. In addition, they have resources available for assistance.
17. Summit County Senior Services – DME Loan Closet
Summit County Government provides a wide array of resources and services for local seniors, including assistance with health-related needs, legal services, and DME Loan Closet.
Timberline Adult Day Services, located in the Community & Senior Center, has a selection of DME available as short-term loaners for folks recovering from surgical procedures or for rehab. DME includes walkers, crutches, commodes, wheelchairs and more. A donation to Timberline is encouraged.
- Summit County Senior Services
- (970) 668-2952
18. South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet
The SMMELC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide used durable medical equipment to persons age 18 and over who are in need to borrow it for a short term. They have wheelchairs, transport chairs, crutches, canes, walkers, bathroom aids, bedroom aids including hospital beds, dressing aides usually with several styles of each of these items. They loan equipment for 3 months (not permanent) and ask for a donation when you return the equipment.
- South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet
The SWAAAC Loan Library contains over 1200 assistive technology devices and resources. Search the catalog for switches, mounts, AAC devices, adapted curricula, executive function supports, and SO MUCH MORE. Low-tech to high-tech, you are sure to find what you need. If they don’t have it, let them know and they will consider adding your requests. Visit the library here.
20. Tri-Lakes Cares
Tri-Lakes Cares is a community-based, volunteer-supported resource centre whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs. As the only food pantry and human services organization located in and serving the northern El Paso County, they are a critical resource for those in need.
They have a DME Loan Closet, which is available to anyone in the community at no cost who has a temporary need for a piece of durable medical equipment.
DME Loan Closet, which is available to anyone in the community at no cost who has a temporary need for a piece of durable medical equipment.
21. Volunteers of America Colorado
Volunteers of America is dedicated to supporting and empowering America’s most vulnerable groups, including the hungry, the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals, women in need, and veterans and their families.