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Northern Indiana Loan Programs

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Turnstone Equipment Loans

3320 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone Number: 260-483-2100

Website:

Northern Indiana

Anyone

Turnstone lends gently used adaptive equipment and other items at no charge on a first come, first served basis to individuals with disabilities. This service is intended to be a temporary loan; however, the agency understands that some items have a long-term need. When no longer in use, the equipment is to be returned to Turnstone for lending to another individual. It is important to note that Turnstone will not deliver equipment or pick up equipment donations. Please allow 24 - 48 hour advance notice before picking up equipment. Equipment available includes: wheelchairs, commodes, bath benches, crutches, canes walkers and grab bars
To request a piece of equipment or to donate gently used equipment, please contact us at 260-483-2100

As long as needed

Duneland Medical Equipment Loan Closet
Porter United Methodist Church

100 Beam Street
Porter, IN 46304

Phone Number: 219-926-1586

Hours

Please call for hours

Porter

Must be a resident of Liberty, Jackson, Westchester or Pines Townships

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes and commodes. Please call to check for availability. Donations are welcome.

3 months

Health Ministry Network: The Equipment Depot
Ligonier United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 66 - 466 Townline Road
Ligonier, IN 46767

Phone Number: 260-894-3765 or
260-609-1988

Website:

Noble

The depot contains a supply of adaptive equipment and devices intended for persons who are not otherwise able to afford or obtain them for long-term use or for persons who need these items for short-term use on a loan basis. There is no charge for items in either case. Items in the Depot include walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches, shower chairs, transfer benches and more.
If you have equipment you would like to donate, or if you are in need of equipment, please call 260-894-3765 or 260-609-1988 to set up an appointment. We will meet with you to help you determine your needs and complete the appropriate paperwork. We are located in the Mount education wing at the south end of the hall, Ligonier United Methodist Church, Ligonier, IN 46767

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Cutler Funeral Home, Inc. Loan Closet

2900 Monroe Street
LaPorte, IN 46350

Phone Number: 219-362-2828

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Email Address: cutler@csinet.net

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30

LaPorte

LaPorte area resident

wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, canes, walkers & shower chairs. Please call to check for availability

As long as needed

REAL Services
Area 2 Area Agency on Aging in South Bend, IN

1151 S. Michigan
P.O. Box 1835
South Bend, IN

Phone Number: 574-284-2644 or
800-552-7928

Website:

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

St. Joseph, LaPorte, Marshall, Elkhart and Kosciusko

Must be receiving services from REAL Services. Counties served are St. Joseph, LaPorte, Marshall, Elkhart and Kosciusko

Equipment and Incontinence products are given away as donations become available. Donations are accepted, but please call first as we have limited space available.

Given Away

Porter County Aging & Community Services, Inc.

1005 Campbell Street
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Phone Number: 219-464-9736

Website:

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Porter

Porter County Residents. Must be less than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Ramp Program

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East Chicago Lions Club

P.O. Box 2238
East Chicago, IN 46312

Phone Number: 219-902-6676 or 219-902-6459

Lake

Anyone

Hospital Beds, Wheelchairs and Walkers. Ramp Program, Leader Dog Services Program, and Eye Care Referrals.

Breaking New Ground/Indiana Agrability

225 S. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone Number: 800-825-4264

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Email Address: bng@ecn.purdue.edu

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

All Indiana Counties

People who work in agriculture and have been impacted by a disability.

Assistive Technology Recommendations

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

6316 Mutual Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Phone Number: 260-484-9560 or Toll Free 866-484-9560

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Allen, Adams, De Kalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, La Grange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley

Any registered clients in our service area who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer.

Hospital Beds, Wheelchairs, Shower Chairs, Shower Benches, Commodes and Walkers.
Health Supplies: Bandages, Wound Care Items, Incontinence Products, Ostomy Supplies, Breast Prostheses, and Comfort Items.
Additional Services: Wig Salon, Nutritional Supplement Drink and Educational Seminars and Workshops.

As Long As Needed

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Turnstone Residential Ramp Building

3320 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone Number: 260-483-2100

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Allen

Persons with disabilities living in Allen County

Each year, Turnstone works with community volunteers to build residential ramps for persons with disabilities living in Allen County, Indiana. Recipients of ramps are asked to pay a portion of the cost of the ramp. This program is largely supported by grants and private contributions.
Please note that due to the demand and need for this service, the waiting list to receive a ramp ranges from 6 to 12 weeks. For more information on how to receive a residential ramp, please contact us at 260-483-2100.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA - Northern Indiana

2869 E. Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Phone Number: 260-486-6698 or
800-889-1668

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Email Address: 556.office@mdausa.org

Northern Indiana

Must have a neuromuscular disease covered by the organization. (Go to MDA.org for a list of diseases covered.)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association operates medical equipment loaner closets in Indiana. This program offers medical equipment, as available, for loan at no charge to registered patients for as long a period as is needed. To find an MDA location near you please call 800-889-1668. Donations of equipment are welcome. Please call us before bringing them by.

As long as needed

The ALS Association, Indiana Chapter

6525 E. 82nd. Street, Suite 115
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone Number: 317-915-9888
Patients may call Toll Free at 888-508-3232

Website:

All Indiana Counties

ALS patients

Donated and recycled durable medical equipment is available for loan to ALS patients, based on medical and financial need, and is free of charge. We gratefully accept donations of quality medical goods to maintain our loan closet inventory

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C. P. Daily Living
Journal & Resources for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Website:

Facebook:

All Counties

Please click on the website link for helpful advice on equipment, as well as resources for equipment. CP Daily Living is designed to give families and caregivers dealing with CP a central place for practical information and resources within the context of an emotionally-supportive community. They are a central news source offering the latest information about CP advocacy, research, and international events.

INDATA (Indiana Assistive Technology Act) Project at Easter Seals Crossroads

Phone Number: 1-888-466-1314

Website:

All Indiana Counties

Indiana resident. Some programs require documentation of disability.

Easter Seals Crossroads operates the Indiana Assistive Technology Act Project, otherwise known as the INDATA Project. The purpose of the INDATA project is two-fold. The first is to get assistive technology into the hands of Hoosiers with disabilities through device demonstrations, device loans, computer recycling and alternative financing. Our equipment library contains over 2,000 adaptive technology items available for loan. The second goal is to provide statewide outreach education opportunities regarding assistive technology capabilities, options and resources. We accomplish these efforts through full day training offered statewide through webcasts and small group presentations. For more information call 1-888-466-1314 or visit www.eastersealstech.com/library

30 days for loan equipment

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place

Phone Number: 410-659-9314

Website:

All Counties

Visit our website at www.nfb.org for an application, and resource information.