Northern Indiana Loan Programs

Turnstone Equipment Loans

3320 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone Number: 260-483-2100

Website:

Counties Served

Northern Indiana

Requirements

Anyone

Equipment

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

Lending Period

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

Counties Served

Porter

Requirements

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

Equipment

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

Lending Period

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:

Counties Served

Noble

Requirements

Equipment

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

Lending Period

Cutler Funeral Home, Inc. Loan Closet

2900 Monroe Street
LaPorte, IN 46350

Phone Number: 219-362-2828

Website:

Email Address: cutler@csinet.net

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30

Counties Served

LaPorte

Requirements

LaPorte area resident

Equipment

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

Lending Period

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

Counties Served

St. Joseph, LaPorte, Marshall, Elkhart and Kosciusko

Requirements

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

Equipment

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

Lending Period

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

Counties Served

Porter

Requirements

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

Equipment

Ramp Program

Lending Period

East Chicago Lions Club

P.O. Box 2238
East Chicago, IN 46312

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

Counties Served

Lake

Requirements

Anyone

Equipment

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

Lending Period

Breaking New Ground/Indiana Agrability

225 S. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone Number: 800-825-4264

Website:

Email Address: bng@ecn.purdue.edu

Hours

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

Counties Served

All Indiana Counties

Requirements

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

Equipment

Assistive Technology Recommendations

Lending Period

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

6316 Mutual Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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

Website:

Counties Served

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

Requirements

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

Equipment

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.

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

United Cancer Services of Elkhart County

23971 US Highway 33
Elkhart, IN 46517

Phone Number: 574-875-5158

Website:

Facebook:

Email Address: info@elkhartcancer.org

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Counties Served

Elkhart

Requirements

Must be a resident of Elkhart County, or be working in Elkhart County.

Equipment

Wheelchairs, Canes, Walkers and Commodes. Please call to check for availability. Donations gladly accepted.

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

RiverBend Cancer Services

919 East Jefferson Blvd., Suite 401
South Bend, IN 46617

Phone Number: 574-287-4197

Website:

Facebook:

Email Address: info@riverbendcancerservices.org

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Counties Served

St. Joseph, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall and Elkhart. Also the Michigan counties of St. Joseph, Cass and Berrien

Requirements

Anyone

Equipment

Because of the generosity of others, RiverBend has a supply of durable medical equipment to lend. If you are in need of a walker, bath bench or even medical supplies or incontinence products, please contact us. If you are no longer using a piece of durable medical equipment or have left over medical supplies related to cancer or surgical recovery, please check with us, we may be able to offer them to someone in need.

Lending Period

Turnstone Residential Ramp Building

3320 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone Number: 260-483-2100

Website:

Counties Served

Allen

Requirements

Persons with disabilities living in Allen County

Equipment

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.

Lending Period

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA - Northern Indiana

2869 E. Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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

Website:

Email Address: 556.office@mdausa.org

Counties Served

Northern Indiana

Requirements

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

Equipment

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.

Lending Period

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:

Counties Served

All Indiana Counties

Requirements

ALS patients

Equipment

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

Lending Period

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

Website:

Facebook:

Counties Served

All Counties

Requirements

Equipment

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.

Lending Period

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

Phone Number: 1-888-466-1314

Website:

Counties Served

All Indiana Counties

Requirements

Indiana resident. Some programs require documentation of disability.

Equipment

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

Lending Period

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:

Counties Served

All Counties

Requirements

Equipment

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

Lending Period