NorCal SCI lists donated durable medical equipment which is free to those in need.

ReCares (Formally Home CARES) has three San Francisco Bay Area sites that collect and redistribute donations of clean, gently used medical equipment and unused home health care supplies each week. These are provided free of charge to those in need who visit our sites

Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals

Rentable wheelchair-accessible vehicles

Handcycle is a manufacturer and purveyor of fine handcycles and recumbents

Rio Mobility was founded in 2002 with the mission of developing unique products that increase the mobility and health options of wheelchair users.

Nationwide rental of Accessible Vans

Rental of wheelchairs, scooters, walkers

Adaptive daily living aids and products

SCI Special Fund - The Fund was started by Rog Severson, a Southern California real estate developer who suffered a spinal cord injury in 1986.  It has helped more than a thousand individuals with SCI to seek out therapy or pay for equipment aimed at helping them gain greater independence. Applicants must be legal California residents with a documented spinal cord injury and may qualify for funding for items such as:

  • Standing frame
  • Shower chair
  • Volker (automated turning) mattress
  • Assisted devices for driving (not the vehicle or modification)
  • Laptops for those going to school or other assistive technology

The SCI Fund encourages applicants to request funding for specific items they need and they will be notified if their request is valid.  To apply, here's the link to the application.  For more information, you may contact Elizabeth Toumajian at

Department of Rehabilitation Mobility Evaluation Program

Innovative drinking aid designed to help those living with physical disabilities

Able People Foundation (APF) receives donated equipment from individuals that no longer need it, turns around and gives it to the people who do need it. We do not rent or sell, however, any donation to support our cause is greatly appreciated. In order to qualify for equipment from APF, we require an official letter from your doctor, physical therapist, or care manager.