If you're looking for free wheelchairs in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Connecticut
City of West Heaven
City of West Heaven has a medical equipment loan closet program. The Loan Closet Program is sponsored by the Allingtown/West Haven Senior Center. The program provides various medical equipment, free of charge, to any city resident in need. Some of the equipment available includes Canes, Commodes, Walkers, and Wheelchairs.
Connecticut Tech Act Project
CTTAP is dedicated to getting assistive technology to the disabled and elderly Connecticut residents who need it for full participation in school, work and community life. They teach you how to use the equipment and even lend it out temporarily, and they can help you secure financial aid for the assistive technologies you could benefit from.
Directory by Network of care
This a directory of organizations that lend medical, sale at low cost, or provide them for free.
Estuary council of seniors
The Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc. promotes independent healthy aging through supportive programs, services, and advocacy for older adults. They have a transportation program where Transportation is available to those 60 and over, living within the 9 town estuary region, to medical appointments within the 9 town area and beyond. A limited number of mobility aids are also available at the Estuary Council of seniors.
Greater Waterbury Transit District
GWTD oversees transit for elderly and disabled riders in the Greater Waterbury area. Eligible riders in all GWTD towns may use North East Transportation’s ADA and Non-ADA Paratransit services. These services are available seven days a week and cost $3.50 per rider and eligible riders in Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Waterbury, Watertown, and Wolcott may also use the free Dial-A-Ride service, also operated by North East Transportation. Fill this application.
SweetHART provides transportation services for Seniors and Persons with a Disability. There are several SweetHART options such as Dial-A-Ride and Half Fare. Persons with mobility-related disabilities or impairments regardless of age may qualify for SweetHART dial-a-ride services. HARTransit requires the name and contact information of a professional such as a doctor or caseworker familiar with your disability for verification.
Rebuilding Together Hartford
Rebuilding Together Hartford, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners, through home renovation and repair. They can help you with home modification such as building wheelchair ramps.
The New England Assistive Technology Center
At The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center one can go to try out Assistive Technology devices, participate in AT device demonstrations, or Lending Library, donate used equipment or buy AT devices.
Transportation Resource Guide for Northwestern CT
A directory created by the collaboration of The Western CT Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and the Connecticut Community Foundation. The Kennedy Center, Inc.’s Northwest Regional Mobility Manager maintains it. It profiles all the organizations that provide transportation services in Northwestern CT. The details of fare, assess ability, destination, Reservations, Trip Types, and contact details available.
Connect-Ability uses federal funds to improve access to employment for Connecticut’s disabled population. It works to break down the barriers that stand between the disabled and a rewarding job. This includes helping with transportation hurdles, and the group can help you get a mobility aid if you need it.
Connecticut Statewide Independent Living Council
This is Connecticut’s branch of a nationwide organization set up by law to promote the principles of equal access and independent living for Americans with disabilities. The 23-member Council is appointed by the Governor and consists of a majority of disabled Connecticut residents. This is a good resource when looking for sources of financial aid for a mobility aid.
The Medical Loan Closet, located at the Human Services Department, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT, lends portable medical equipment for short term use to Woodbridge residents who are elderly, temporarily in need or disabled. Currently, there is a large selection of walkers, commodes, shower chairs, tub grab bars, crutches and canes of all sizes, and a number of rolling walkers and wheelchairs.