FODAC – No Cost/Low Cost Wheelchairs & Medical Equipment

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FODAC – No Cost/Low Cost Wheelchairs & Medical Equipment

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

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Location Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Phone Number 770-491-9014

The mission of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) is to provide durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs and hospital beds at little or no cost to persons with a disability. We seek to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages who have any type of illness or physical disability. Since 1986, FODAC has collected and distributed more than 35,000 wheelchairs!

FODAC provides over $9 million each year in equipment and services to the community at little or no cost to the recipients. FODAC is a 501(c)(3) and does not have direct funding from Medicare/Medicaid for the services offered. Most equipment for people with disabilities is issued for a suggested donation but some services have mandatory fees.

Our Philosophy and Strengths:

We provide home health (mobility and daily living) equipment to people of any age or any disability, temporary or permanent, for medically necessary and medically helpful reasons. These items are provided at little or no cost to the recipients and their families.. Clients do not have to qualify financially. We rely heavily on wheelchair donations to accomplish this.

All items must be picked up at our Stone Mountain facilities.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) Programs

Durable Medical Equipment
We provide refurbished durable medical equipment for adults and children in need.

Home Modifications
Simple home modifications make home life a little easier.

Vehicle Modifications
Operation ReMount provides disabled vehicle adaptations for a minimal cost.

Assistive Technology
We provide assistive technology to enhance the independence of disabled adults and children.

Statewide Partners (Georgia)
Partnerships that help us get the necessary assistive technology and equipment to families in need.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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