If you're looking for free wheelchairs, free mobility scooters, and other free mobility aids in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in North Dakota
1. Easterseals North Dakota
Easter Seals Goodwill ND, Inc. offers durable medical equipment to anyone in need, through a short-term rental program. They offer wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, and much more.
The equipment is available to rent, at a nominal monthly fee, for up to six months. Regional offices in Minot, Dickinson, Bismarck-Mandan, Grand Forks, and Fargo carry a variety of medical equipment.
2. HERO Fargo
Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. They collect & distribute donated healthcare supplies to those in need locally and globally at low or no cost. HERO maintains a healthcare accessory store to provide donated medical items for those in need in the Fargo-Moorhead area. They provide low cost and waived fee purchase options for those struggling with financial hardship.
3. North Dakota Assistive
ND Assistive is a non-profit organization that strives to bring assistive technology devices and services into the lives of North Dakotans and Minnesotans of all ages who need it.
ND Assistive provides an online database called ND AT4ALL where anyone can list assistive technology equipment for sale, rent, trade, or donation. There are a number of state agencies, schools, private businesses, individuals, and lending programs that list items for sale, giveaway, demonstration, or loan. Please keep in mind that each entity will have its own criteria for giving away, selling, or lending their equipment.
4. North Dakota Association for the Disabled
North Dakota Association for the Disabled is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1975 by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with disabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.
They offer a loan program to people at no charge to borrow a piece of durable medical equipment for up to three months. This program is available through NDAD's Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Williston offices.
5. North Dakota Statewide Independent Living Council
SILCs exist in every US state to promote the capacity for independent living among resident persons with disabilities. North Dakota has 4 Centers for Independent Living (CIL's) that provide IL services to individuals with disabilities of all ages.
These CILs provide core services of independent living skills training, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, and youth and institutional transition. In addition, they provide personal assistance services, housing assistance, transportation assistance, social and recreational activities, community awareness and education, and, technical assistance to businesses and local governments.
6. North Dakota Department of Veteran affairs
The Hardship Assistance Grant Program is available to low-income veterans or spouses for medical assistance for hearing aids, eyeglasses, and dental care. Grants may be awarded for up to $3,000 per year. To qualify, monthly income must be less than $1,200 for a single person and liquid assets must be less than $2,000.
The Veterans Aid Loan Program allows resident veterans to apply for a loan of up to $5000, payable over four years, with an 8% interest rate. If the recipient satisfies all conditions of loan repayment, one-half of the interest is returned upon receipt of the last payment.