Project MEND, Inc. is a non-profit medical equipment re-utilization program operating in San Antonio, Texas. Project MEND provides refurbished equipment through long-term loans to many low-income persons with disabilities who can demonstrate financial need. The loan period is set for a period as long as the individual continues to need the equipment. Items normally available include regular and quad canes, Hoyer lifts, regular and rolling walkers, shower chairs, trapeze bars, forearm crutches, scooters, transfer boards, bedside commodes, electric hospital beds, elevated toilet seats, and manual and electric wheelchairs. All items are evaluated, sanitized, refurbished, and repaired before being loaned and reutilized.
The Texas Technology Access Program, AmeriCorps, and the Easter Seals Central Texas-Community and Housing Services have joined in an effort to aid Texans with disabilities realize more independence through the acquisition of refurbished computers. A person with a disability living in Texas may contact the ESCT-CHS offices for the opportunity to purchase a very reasonably-priced refurbished computer for word processing, personal financial management, online communication, etc. In addition, the Double Click Project provides a loan program to provide financial assistance for the acquisition of the refurbished computer. The Double Click Project's Loan Program is a companion program to serve as a resource for people with disabilities who have no other financial resource to attain a refurbished computer.
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