If you're looking for free wheelchairs in Iowa, 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 Iowa.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Iowa
Aging Resources of Central Iowa
Aging Resources of Central Iowa Information & Assistance/Benefits Specialists provide information, assistance, referral, advocacy and counseling to older individuals and their families. Each contact, phone call or face-to-face interview, is unique to the needs of the caller. There is no fee for information and assistance services. Aging Resources of Central Iowa’s Information & Assistance/Benefits Specialists are Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) trained and certified.
Center for disabilities & development
Iowa Compass has information about services and supports for Iowans with disabilities, their families and service providers. Access thousands of local, state and national programs for people with complex health-related conditions and disabilities. The Iowa Compass resource database keeps listings of many loan closets. You can search for the resources here.
Easter Seals Iowa
The Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program helps Iowans learn about and access the assistive technology (AT) they need as part of their daily lives to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.
On contacting Easterseals, a team member will support you in identifying possible solutions that may assist a specific need. A team member can also provide demonstrations so the individual will be able to learn how to use the device(s). The Lending Library allows an individual to try devices free for 30 days allowing the individual to decide if a particular device will work well for them before they decide to purchase it. If applicable, the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) program has available recycled and refurbished devices for a loan as well.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is empowered by God to bring people together to build and renovate homes, to revitalize our community and to restore hope. Their core program is helping with new home construction but since 2018, a new program was formed to build and install wheelchair-accessible ramps for low-income families. They have completed over 110 homes and 53 repairs(as of 2018), building in the towns of Davenport, East Moline, Milan, Moline, Rock Island, and Silvis.
Iowa Able Foundation
Iowa Able is a non-profit organization that helps people of all abilities become financially independent by providing solutions to financial needs and empowering them to achieve financial goals.
They provide assistive devices that include any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive devices provided by Iowa Able must be directly related to a person’s disability and help him or her to perform a function that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.
They also have a home modification program to accommodate a person’s disability. They have other services such as vehicle modifications and financial services. Apply here.
Muscatine Senior Resources
Senior Resources, Inc., in association with Trinity Episcopal Church, offers durable medical equipment on loan for those in need. This program is open to members of the Muscatine Community at no charge regardless of age. Items available include canes, bath benches, commodes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. Items can be checked out and returned when done. They welcome the donation of like items.
New Hope Ministry
New Hope’s Loan Closet offers a wide variety of Medical Equipment for you to borrow and keep as long as you need them at no charge. The equipment includes walkers, crutches, shower chairs, wheelchairs, and commodes.
The Well Resource Center, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, offers help and hope for Marion County people struggling with shortages—with a lack of money, employment, transportation, housing, friends, and more. We use a holistic approach to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Medical items are made available at no cost to people who temporarily need some basic equipment. wheelchairs, commodes, toilet risers, crutches, canes, walkers, bath seats, and more.