HELPs Medical Equipment
In 2017, HELPs supplied over 5,500 pieces of medical equipment and supplies to over 3,500 individuals, saving them, insurance and medical providers, and taxpayers over $1 million. Over 29,000 people have received medical equipment from this award-winning program since it began in May 2000.
Goodwill of Chattanooga’s HELPs program is the only one of its kind in the Greater Chattanooga area and within the Goodwill International network. HELPs assists individuals throughout our 23-county service area of Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
HELPs seeks new and gently used durable medical equipment (DME) to redistribute to those who do not have the financial resources to obtain the equipment they need to live as safely and independently as possible. Traditional DME items consist of canes, walkers, bath benches, shower seats, toilet chairs, wheelchairs, scooters, grab bars, bed rails and “hospital” beds. We do our best to match the needs of individuals with available and appropriate equipment.
HELPs depends upon the generosity of individuals, companies, and foundations to help provide its services. Please consider a charitable gift to help us serve more than 6,000 individuals this year. Your gift of $30 or more will provide a piece of medical equipment to increase the safety and independence of a person in need.
We are always in need of volunteer (individuals or groups) willing to provide time, expertise and/or muscle to help us process, clean and assign donated equipment. More info about volunteering.
Need help from Goodwill’s Health Equipment Link Program services?To request equipment, please complete an application.
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Goodwill’s HELPs hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday, 8am – 3pm, 3500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37407. Equipment pick up Monday – Thursday. No pick up after 4 pm. No equipment pick up on Friday. Call 423-629-2501 ext.3150 Luanne McLaughlin, HELPs Supervisor.