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Van Buren County Loan Programs

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Cities in this County: Bangor, Gobles, Hartford, South Haven

Lending Hands of Michigan Inc.

2403 Helen St.
Portage, MI 49002

Phone Number: 269-567-4381

Website:

Email Address: info@lendinghandsmi.org

Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday -- 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Thursday -- 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Saturday -- 9:00 A.M. to Noon
Closed Tuesday, Sunday and holidays.

Counties Served

Allegan, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren

Requirements

Anyone residing in Allegan,Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph or Van Buren Counties.

Equipment

Bath transfer benches, bath transfer/slide boards, bath tub rails bed rails, canes, commodes, crutches, dressing sticks, hi-rise toilet seats, hospital over-bed tables, I.V. stands, leg lifts, Reachers, Shoe horns, shower chairs, shower stools, sock aides, transport chairs, walkers and manual wheelchairs.
We are accepting used eye glasses for Lions Clubs International for redistribution to the needy of Latin America.

Lending Period

7 months

Disability Network Southwest Michigan

517 E.Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Phone Number: Kalamazoo Office 269-345-1516
Berrien/Cass Office 269-985-0111

Website:

Hours

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

Counties Served

Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren

Requirements

Anyone with a disability living in Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph & Van Buren Counties

Equipment

Power Mobility (power scooters, wheelchairs, etc.) Please call to check for availability.

Lending Period

Disability Network Southwest Michigan-Ramp Program

517 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Phone Number: 269-345-1516

Website:

Hours

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

Counties Served

Kalamazoo, Berrien, Van Buren, Calhoun

Requirements

Eligible persons with a disability residing in Kalamazoo, Berrien, Van Buren and Calhoun Counties.

Equipment

Ramp Program; Call for more information.

Lending Period

Covert Senior Lifeline

73292 34th Ave.
.P.O. Box 123
Covert, MI 49043

Phone Number: 269-764-8378

Hours

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

Counties Served

Van Buren

Requirements

Anyone

Equipment

Wheelchairs, Walkers, Stool Risers, Bathtub Seats and Canes

Lending Period

30 days

Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Home Repair Dept. of Senior Services

918 Jasper St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Phone Number: 269-382-0515

Website:

Facebook:

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Counties Served

Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Van Buren

Requirements

Kalamazoo County - call for grant funded assistance; Also offer fee for service repairs/modifications

Equipment

Provide minor home repairs and modification to improve safety and accessibility in and around the home. Equipment includes: banister repair/replacement, accessible ramps, orthopedic grab bars, walker steps and more.

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

Alternatives in Motion

201 Matilda NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone Number: 616-493-2620
877-468-9335

Website:

Facebook:

Email Address: info@aimgr.org

Hours

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

Counties Served

Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm, Mecosta, Ionia, Barry, Allegan, Van Buren, Kalamazoo

Requirements

Individuals and families demonstrating financial need and medical verification.

Equipment

Mobility Equipment -Alternatives in Motion strives to provide quality used wheelchairs, and routine wheelchair repair services to individuals and families demonstrating financial need, in order to promote healthy, independent, and active lifestyles.

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

We Care In The Name of Christ- South Haven Area

06321 Blue Star Highway
South Haven, MI 49090

Phone Number: 269-637-4342

Hours

Mon - Fri 9:30 - Noon

Counties Served

Van Buren, Allegan

Requirements

Verifiable need and a resident of South Haven, Covert, Lacota, Glenn or Pullman only. If you live outside our service area we will be happy to help you find resources in your area.

Equipment

Medical equipment- Please call to check for availability.

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

We Care In The Name of Christ -Bangor Area

214 Walnut St.
Bangor, MI 49013

Phone Number: 269-427-9581

Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-Noon

Counties Served

Van Buren

Requirements

Verifiable need and a resident of Bangor, Grand Junction or Breedsville only. If you live outside our service area we will be happy to help you find resources in your area.

Equipment

Medical equipment -please call to check for availability

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

Hartford Loan Closet

Phone Number: 269-621-4266

Counties Served

Van Buren

Requirements

Hartford city and township residents only

Equipment

Loans medical equipment, Call to check for availability.

Lending Period

3 months

ALS Association - Michigan Chapter

West Michigan Office
678 Front Ave NW., Suite 177
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

East Michigan Office
675 East Big Beaver Rd., Suite 207
Troy, MI 48083

Phone Number: West Michigan Office:616-459-1900
East Michigan Office:248-680-6540

Website:

Facebook:

Email Address: fightals@alsa-michigan.org

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Persons diagnosed with ALS

Equipment

Medical Equipment and Augmentative Communication Devices Loan Program - Please call our office for more information. Donations are gladly accepted. Volunteers are welcome.

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

Surplus Health Supplies For Missions

Battle Creek (See information under Equipment)

Website:

Email Address: info@surplushealthsupplies.org

Counties Served

Berrien,Cass, St. Joseph, Allegan, Barry, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Ingham, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Eaton, Jackson, Van Buren

Requirements

Equipment

Surplus Health Supplies For Missions collects medical supplies for medical mission trips and people in the community. To contact us regarding donating items, inventory lists, requests for items, voluteering or any other issue, please contact us by email at info@surplushealthsupplies.org.
The Surplus Health Supplies for Missions office is located on the grounds of the Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity. Deliveries of donations will only be accepted through appointment temporarily. This is due to the fire at Habitat for Humanity Battle Creek Store. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Lending Period

United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
(Provides Financial loans for Purchasing Medical Equipment and assistive technology)

3496 East Lake Lansing Road, Suite 170
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone Number: 800-828-2714 (Michigan only)
517-203-1200 ext. 303 (Brenda)

Website:

Facebook:

Email Address: ucp@ucpmichigan.org

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Individuals with any form of disability living in Michigan

Equipment

(This organization does not loan or accept medical equipment. They provide financial support for purchasing equipment.) Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund and Michigan Employment Loan Fund. Please call 517-203-1200 ext. 303

Lending Period

Michigan CPAP Bank

University of Michigan
C 712 Med Inn Building
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5845

Phone Number: 734-232-3964

Website:

Email Address: helenas@med.umich.edu

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Prescription and a Copy of Sleep Study is Required
We are unable to provide education regarding PAP therapy for non- University of Michigan patients.

Equipment

Machines: CPAP, BiPAP, Auto CPAP, Auto BiPAP, ASV, AVAPS and other 'PAP' machines.
CPAP Supplies: Masks, Tubing, and other related supplies

We are no longer accepting donations of CPAP machines, but donations of CPAP supplies (masks, tubing, filters, humidifier chambers, etc.) are gladly accepted. CPAP supplies must be new and in unopened sealed bags.
Donations may be dropped off or mailed to
University of Michigan
C 712 Med Inn Building
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5845
If you are dropping off a donation please go to the 7th floor.
(We are unable to accept Nebulizers.)

Lending Period

Buddy-to-Buddy
Volunteer Veteran Program

2025 Traverwood Dr., Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA

Phone Number: 1-888-822-8339

Website:

Facebook:

Email Address: buddytobuddyvvp@umich.edu

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Buddy-to-Buddy serves primarily Post-9/11 service members and veterans, however, we will assist any Michigan veteran in need when possible.

Equipment

The Buddy-to-Buddy Program does not provide medical equipment. The program provides peer support from a fellow veteran who is trained to provide linkage to appropriate local, state, and federal resources for service members and veterans.

Lending Period

N/A

ALS of Michigan

24359 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone Number: 800-882-5764

Website:

Hours

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

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

ALS ( Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and PLS patients only

Equipment

Canes, Communication Devices, Wheelchair Ramps, Manual Wheelchairs, Power Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Cushions, Shower Chairs, Commodes, Bedside Tables, Transfer Boards, Walkers, Transfer Chairs, Recliner Lift Chairs,Hoyer Lifts, eating utensils, etc.

Lending Period

There is no charge for ALS and PLS patients to borrow equipment. Equipment may be borrowed for as long as needed.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

GREATER MICHIGAN
2133 University Park Drive #400
Okemos, MI 48864

DETROIT AREA
950 Stephenson Highway, Suite 209
Troy, MI

Phone Number:
GREATER MICHIGAN: ( 517) 706-0348
DETROIT AREA: (734) 416-7076

Website:

Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

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 Michigan. 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 800-572-1717.

Lending Period

Project Freedom

500 temple Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone Number: 734-240-2565 or 810-632-0596

Website:

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Michigan residents with limited mobility who do not have insurance or assets to pay for a lift system. Referral helpful.

Equipment

Lends overhead home lifts

Lending Period

As Long As Needed

Binson's Home Health Care Centers NFL Former Players Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Phone Number: 586-755-2300

Website:

Hours

M-F: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

NFL former players. You will need a valid state ID, valid NFL Former Players Union Identification Card or NFL Alumni card

Equipment

James Binson, and the staff at Binson's Home Health Care Centers are pleased to announce a partnership with retired NFL players supplying them with much needed medical equipment by way of a Loan Closet.

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

Easter Seals Michigan AgrAbility

4065 Saladin Drive S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone Number: 1-800-956-4106

Website:

Email Address: NStoller@essmichigan.org

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Farmers With Disabilities

Equipment

ESM-AgrAbility staff helps farm operations adjust to and manage disabling conditions, such as, arthritis, chronic back pain, joint injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, hearing loss and any other condition that may limit a farmer’s ability to work.
Information and referral services and farm-site assessments are offered at no cost to the farmer. The cost of new equipment or modifications made to old equipment, the farm operation, or the farm home is typically covered through the state via Michigan Rehabilitation Services. ESM-AgrAbility staff will help the farmer navigate the state system to access these supporting funds.
Please click on the website link for more information.

Lending Period

Paralyzed Veterans of America/Michigan Chapter

40550 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48375 USA

Phone Number: 800-638-6782

Website:

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Hours

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

Counties Served

All Michigan Counties

Requirements

Anyone in need is eligible

Equipment

Equipment Donation Program focuses on the needs of people with spinal cord injury or disease. We only accept items that help people with mobility issues. For example, we accept donations of wheelchairs, power chairs, adaptive sports equipment, hoists, lifts, and other items that help people who cannot easily move.

Lending Period

You may keep the equipment as long as necessary

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