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Welcome to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System Resource Directory

This resource directory is for families/caregivers of children who have medically complex needs or long-lasting conditions that require extra health care and support services.

The information in this directory is provided to help you find resources to assist you with finding help for your child and family. The range of care/disability/health issues varies amongst children so the information may or may not pertain to your child.

What you'll find

After a family learns that their child is ill parents/caregivers typically begin to think about how they can best care for their child. The resources in this directory include agencies, service providers, advocacy organizations, and other resources to assist with providing a quality life for children with medically complex needs.

To find a resource enter your area of interest in the search box on the side bar and the location in the box located on the top of the screen. The directory is intended to assist you with being the best advocate for your child. Although we attempt to keep the directory current resources change constantly.

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Category: Medical equipment

  1. Back in Action backinaction.drnj.org

    The goal of Back In Action is to put equipment that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it. Back In Action is primarily for residents of New Jersey, although we do accept entries from neighboring states.

  2. Childrens Charity Fund childrenscharityfund.org

    Many families do not have the funds for Health Insurance, and in some cases the Insurance do not cover Durable Medical Equipment:

    • Purchases medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children.
    • Provides educational grants to help children further there education.
    • Children’s Charity Fund, Inc helps children all around the United States

    Contact Information

    Toll-Free: 800-643-5787

    Office: 941-925-9689

    Email: ccf21c@aol.com



    Children's Charity Fund, Inc. 6623 Superior Ave Ste B Sarasota, FL 34231

  3. Different Needz differentneedz.com

    DIFFERENTNEEDZ.COM is a web store that offers special needs families a one-stop shop to buy and sell their gently used medical and special needs equipment and adaptive toys. Our goal is to unify a community that has not been properly served by product suppliers or other resale sites.

    Contact Information



  4. Disabled Children’s Relief Fund dcrf.com

    The Disabled Children’s Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that provides small grants to parents of disabled children and other organizations who provide services for disabled children. Grants are to be used for education, services and equipment to help improve the quality of life of a disabled child.

    Eligible parents of children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spastic quadriplegia, encephalitis, rheumatoid arthritis, spina bifida, Down’s Syndrome, and other disabilities are eligible to receive assistance.


    Contact Information



    PO Box 89, Freeport, NY 11520

  5. First Hand Foundation firsthandfoundation.org

    First Hand is a not-for-profit organization that provides funding for individual children (up to age 18) with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Funding may be available for clinical procedures, medicine, therapy, prosthesis; equipment, such as wheelchairs, assistive technology equipment, care devices, or hearing aids; and vehicle modifications.  Lodging, food, gas, parking and transportation for families of seriously ill children who must travel during treatment are also among the needs which might be covered.


    Contact Information



    2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64117

  6. Healing the Children htcne.org

    A non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer organization, whose purpose is to help children throughout the world receive medical care unavailable to them due to a lack of medical and financial resources or health insurance. The Domestic Kids Program provides medical treatment and assistance to children in our local communities who are unable to get these services due to a lack of financial resources or medical insurance. They have arranged for children to receive services such as dental, medical, and surgical care, medical equipment, prescription medications, medical equipment, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc.

    Contact Information



    PO Box 129, 219 Kent Road, New Milford, CT, 06776

  7. Helping from Heaven-Lexi Kazian Foundation helpingfromheaven.org

    Obtaining therapy equipment for your child with special needs is expensive.  We are committed to helping families in need by providing grants three times per year.  Grant application deadlines are April 30, August 31, and December 1

    • Special needs bikes and tricycles
    • Wheelchairs and other special needs equipment
    • Adaptive bath and toileting equipment
    • Car seats
    • AFO’s
    • iPads and computers
    • Continuing education classes for therapists and parents regarding their child’s or client’s special need
  8. Recycled Medical recycledmedical.com

    Recycled Medical is a free listing site for you to list your pre-owned medical supplies.

  9. Rehab Equipment Exchange rehabequipmentexchange.com

    This national network is a FREE service to facilitate the exchange and transfer of used rehabilitation equipment.  Individuals can use the website to buy, sell, or donate used rehab items of many types, including wheelchairs, pediatric equipment, mobility aids, ADL (Activities of Daily Living) aids, communication devices, assistive technology, and exercise equipment

  10. The Lindsay Foundation lindsayfoundation.org

    The Lindsay Foundation is dedicated to assisting families that have children who have been diagnosed with long-term catastrophic illnesses, have not reached the age of 18 years, and reside at home. Grants are awarded based on the child’s need, not the family’s income. We provide assistance with (but is not limited to) the follow ing:

    • Seating Systems, Strollers, Transport Chairs
    • Communication Devices (Excluding iPads)
    • Physical Therapy
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Therapeutic Horseback Riding
    • Medical Supplies such as catheters, syringes, feeding tubes, etc.
    • Medical Procedures on a case-by-case basis

    Contact Information

    281- 399- 2937




    P. O. Box 1073 Huffman TX 77336