Devices 4 The Disabled Helps Overcome Barriers

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on March 17, 2016

Nonprofit Devices 4 the Disabled and its affiliate, Project HUGS, are collecting medical equipment that is no longer being used. Their mission is to collect items such as canes, wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical equipment, refurbish it, and provide it to individuals living with a disability, who are underprivileged in Illinois state.

D4D’s goal is to overcome barriers that prevent individuals living with a disability from obtaining the medical equipment they need, because of high costs and slow processing of requests by Medicare and Medicaid. The organization has been able to successfully work towards its goal through partnerships with different nursing homes and hospitals including the Rainbow Palliative Care and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

D4D currently has two distribution sites in Waukegan, IL at the Father Gary Graf Center and at St. Philip Neri Church on the southeast side of Chicago. They also have an equipment collection site in Glencoe, Illinois.

For more information on Devices 4 The Disabled, visit their site.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.