If you're looking for free wheelchairs, free mobility scooters, and other free mobility aids in Michigan, 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 Michigan.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Michigan
1. Auburn Hills
The mission of the City of Auburn Hills Senior Citizen Services Department is to act as a community focal point on aging, where seniors, families, caregivers and the community can come for services, information and support for concerns related to aging.
The Senior Citizen Services Department maintains a loan closet where durable medical equipment such as walkers, crutches, wheelchairs and bath stools are available. Availability of equipment varies.
2. Alternatives in Motion
Alternatives in Motion enhances independence through access to mobility equipment. Apply here for mobility equipment.
If you don’t have insurance, your coverage doesn’t meet your needs, or you have slipped through the cracks and don’t have financial means we’re here to help. It’s easy to apply! A member of our friendly staff will get back to you shortly to make a plan to solve your mobility needs.
3. City of Westland
The city of Westland has a medical equipment closet where you can get equipment like handed walker with seat, handed wheeled walker, handed walker, Wheelchair, and Shower seat. Fill this form to get the equipment.
4. Chrysler Corporation Automobility
FCA US will provide a reimbursement of $1000 to each eligible customer who incurs out-of-pocket expenses to install qualifying adaptive driver or passenger equipment on a purchased or leased new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or FIAT® vehicle (unless discontinued or excluded earlier at the discretion of FCA US).
5. Disabilities Services Resource Center
Disabilities Services Resource Center mission is to serve individuals who are temporary and permanently disabled with awareness, support, and recreational opportunities. They achieve this by Disability Awareness Training, Ramp Building, and Durable Medical Goods Loan Closet.
6. Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
Disability Network of Southwest Michigan serves people in Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph & Van Buren Counties. Their Ramp Up Program build ramps for people to make their homes more assessable for them resulting in changing lives and people not having to enter a nursing facility. Download ramp application here.
7. Great Lakes Loan Closets Directory
Great Lakes Loan Closets is a directory of organizations that can lend you medical equipment at low or no cost. To find resources in your area, choose your county from the list.
9. Susan Mast ALS Foundation
The mission of the Susan Mast ALS Foundation is to provide excellent support to ALS patients, families and caregivers living in West Michigan. Their services focus on all areas of need for the regional ALS community, with special emphasis on respite care.
The Susan Mast ALS Foundation offers a variety of new and used durable medical equipment for persons with ALS living in West Michigan.
If your physician, occupational or physical therapist suggest certain medical equipment that would assist you and your insurance does not cover the cost, their foundation may be able to assist.
10. Lending hands
Lending Hands is a medical equipment loan program and loan closet in Michigan. Lending home medical equipment for free for up to 7 months. They serve the counties of Allegan, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo (including Hickory Corners), St. Joseph and Van Buren in Southwest Michigan. Their equipment inventory includes bath benches, bathtub rails, bed rails, canes, commodes, crutches, dressing sticks, hi-rise toilet seats, hospital overbed tables, leg lifts, reachers, shoe horns, shower stools, sock-aides, transport chairs, walkers, wheelchairs and knee scooters.
11. Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is a directory of resources. They can help you in finding resources to get assistive technology. They also have listed resources to find funding for durable medical equipment.
12. Senior Resources
Senior Resources is 1 of 16 AAAs in Michigan. They have served West Michigan for 40 years. They serve as the gateway to local resources, planning efforts and services to help older adults, their families and caregivers in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa Counties.
Their Medical Loan Closet offers a variety of items for use by older adults in the area of Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties. Most items are donated, and they cannot guarantee the availability of any item. To donate any items, or request an item, contact Shannon Zdrojewski.
13. United Auto Workers Local 249
Ford and UAW joint initiative to build wheelchair ramps for people with disabilities. Fill this form to apply for the ramp.
14. United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
At United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan and United Cerebral Palsy of Detroit, the top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the people they serve. UCP Michigan operates two Assistive Technology Programs.
- Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
- Michigan Employment Loan Fund