If you're looking for free wheelchairs, free mobility scooters, and other free mobility aids in Washington, 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 Washington.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Washington
A Caring Closet
A Caring Closet is a Clark County non-profit organization that provides gently used Durable Medical Equipment to those in need at no cost. DME items include but not limited to hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, bath benches and adult briefs.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
If you or your loved one is suffering from ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association might be able to help you with assistive technology you need. Most people with ALS will experience difficulty with speech and movement during the course of their illness. So, when 75% of people with ALS lose the ability to speak, Assistive Technology gives them their voice back. They provide loaner AT equipment through loan closet for those without the means for funding. Their loan equipment includes a wide array of low tech to high tech equipment, such as eye gaze communication devices. All equipment is subject to the availability within the loan closet.
Bridge Disability Ministries
Meyer Medical Equipment Centers help people with a wide range of medical needs while helping caregivers at the same time. Meyer Medical Equipment Center accepts new and gently used equipment, cleans and repairs it, and then makes it available to those in the community who would not otherwise be able to obtain it.
BDM begin by cycling non-motorized equipment through an automated HUBSCRUB machine. This machine connects to a water heater and sprays disinfectant on the equipment placed inside for a required period of time. Next, the equipment goes through detergent and rinse cycles followed by a final cycle in which it is sprayed with a drying aid. They then place a plastic tie on it and segregate it in wash area for further processing. Motorized equipment is hand cleaned separately using disinfectant and cleaning agents as needed.
City of Seattle Office of Housing Home Repair Loan Program
This program provides affordable loans to income-qualified homeowners to address critical health, safety, and structural issues and one of the eligible repairs is accessibility needs and modifications.
The no-interest loans are funded by local and federal programs that prioritize repairs that address health and safety concerns. Homeowners are given as much flexibility as possible, and trusted staff will offer expert guidance throughout the process to ensure the work is done well, and on budget.
DC Assistive Technology Program
DC SHARES provides durable medical equipment to eligible citizens in need - free of charge. To receive durable medical equipment through DC Shares a person must be a resident of the District of Columbia and have an income level of less than $20,000 per year.
If you cannot come to the DC Shares office a representative may pick up the equipment for you. The representative can be a family member, social worker, physical therapist or rehab counsellor.
Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County: Aging in Place Program
Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County’s Aging in Place program serves homeowners who are aged 62 and older or who have a disability. The program includes a complete home assessment, with recommendations of minor repairs to make the home safer to get around in.
The assessment tool evaluates how the home supports the lifestyle of the owner (and occupants) and identifies improvements to make the home safer and more comfortable. Eligible projects include entry access improvement, handrails and grab bars, task lighting, and other accessibility modifications. Income and geographic restrictions can be found on the website. Grants are available for up to $2500 (with a one-time $50 application fee). For expenses exceeding $2500, individuals can apply to the Home Repair Program.
Iona exists so you can sleep better at night, knowing that you are not alone in navigating the challenges of caring for or supporting an older adult. We exist to help you find answers to the countless questions you have about your aging.
Iona’s loan Closet, which provides aging-related items to anyone in the community for free. Equipment available in the loan closet includes Wheelchairs (non-electric), Knee scooters, Transport chairs (lightweight wheelchairs that need to be pushed), Rollator walkers (with and without seats), Tub seats, Transfer benches, Commodes (new), Hand-held grabbers, and Canes.
This program, through Knights of Columbus in the Tri-Cities area, provides standard hospital room equipment for people to use in their home, such as hospital type beds, over the bed tables, lift chairs, wheel chairs, bath and shower chairs and portable bathroom equipment.
The KC HELP will also set it up in your home. If you need other furniture moved or disassembled, the KC HELP will help do that too.
There is no cost to you for the use of this equipment. The KC HELP is providing this service to the Community free of obligation.
KC Help is an organization of dedicated volunteers that have been helping people and families for many years here in the Wenatchee Valley.
Medical equipment is available for use, wheelchairs, canes or crutches, walkers, bath/shower equipment (toilet risers and commodes + shower chairs) hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters, etc.
King County Housing Repair Program
The King County Housing Repair Program provides funding for housing repair services to low-income homeowners and special needs renters in most parts of King County. They provide loans and grants which can be used to make home modifications for accessibility.
Tyler Schrenk Foundation
The Demonstrating Independence Grant provides several recipients with assistive technologies, enabling a more independent lifestyle. A device is provided that can help someone control their lights or TV by voice, enable phone calls, and much, much more.
The José Blakely Memorial Grant focuses on one individual a year. Anyone that is looking to increase their independence is eligible. This grant will not be limited to just one device that can increase independence but whatever is necessary to have a sustained impact on the recipient's life.
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
WATAP shares its assistive technology expertise and resources with Washington’s disabled population. If you need help learning about (or how to use) assistive technology, if you want to try out equipment before purchasing it, if you need help finding funding for your wheelchair van or if you need other assistive technology support, get in touch.
Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia
To receive durable medical equipment through DC SHARES a person must be a resident of the District of Columbia and have an income level of less than $20,000 per year. DC SHARES provides durable medical equipment to those in need - free of charge.
Helpline House is a community non-profit agency providing an umbrella of social services striving to help our Bainbridge Island neighbors to meet essential needs. Basic services are provided cost-free, regardless of income. Helpline House entrance is ADA accessible. Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, toilet equipment, and bath chairs are available to Bainbridge Island residents free of charge. Desk staff are available to respond to requests for medical equipment. Each person requesting a loan fills out a form for wheelchairs and seated walkers along with any other equipment needed.
MSHH Doner Closet
MSHH Doner Closet accepts donations of this good durable medical equipment, refurbish it and make it available to others at a very affordable “suggested minimum donation” amount. And, because they are a 501 (C)3 non-profit charity, the money that they take in above the expenses is made available to assist those in Washington, Northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska with Multiple Sclerosis.
Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
NWLERC is a Washington State-chartered, IRS authorized 501 (c) 3 corporation and recognized by Lions Clubs International as an official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. They provide used eyeglasses free of charge to people in remote areas of developing countries, delivered at the hands of volunteer eye care professionals. NWLERC is staffed entirely by volunteers.