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Organizations & Companies

Here you can find government and for-profit organizations and companies that provide resources and products for members of the limb loss/limb difference community.

Administration Community Living

Administration for Community Living
330 C St SW
Washington, DC 20201

Administration for Community Living:
(202) 401-4634

Eldercare Locator (to find local resources):
(800) 677-1116
https://acl.gov/programs/aging-and-disability-networks/centers-independent-living

All people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Every person should have the right to make choices and to control the decisions in and about their lives. This right to self-determination includes decisions about their homes and work, as well as all the other daily choices most adults make without a second thought.

American Cancer Society

https://www.cancer.org/
800/277-2345

You don’t have to face a cancer diagnosis alone. Talk or chat live with a trained cancer information specialist or find support in your own community.1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. If you’ve been recently diagnosed, or know someone who has, we’re here with answers, guidance, and support.

BraunAbility

Call 1-888-365-9417
Text 1-800-488-0359
productspecialist@braunability.com
https://www.braunability.com/us/en.html

Our dealers understand there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to your mobility. They’ll work with you to find the perfect accessible vehicle fit for you and your family. BraunAbility provides individualized service, which is not always found in the mobility industry. Many online sellers care only about cashing in on a sale, leaving inexperienced customers with a vehicle that doesn’t fit their needs, doesn’t meet safety regulations, and isn’t backed by national service support.

Cancers Survivor Fund

P.O. Box 792 Missouri City, TX 77459
281/437-7142
http://cancersurvivorsfund.org/

This fund reduces financial hardship on families by providing assistance toward the cost of prostheses for children and young adults. To be eligible, applicants must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer and the need for the prosthetic limb must be cancer-related. A letter from the treating physician documenting the need for the prosthesis due to treatment is required. Find more information and the application at:
cancersurvivorsfund.org/Applications/MedicalAssistanceEligibility.htm (click on the red underlined text under bullet 3 to be directed to the online application).

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)

CRAB P.O. Box 6564, Annapolis, MD 21401
info@crabsailing.org
410/266-5722
https://crabsailing.org/

Started in 1991 as a non-profit providing the thrill, freedom and therapeutic value of sailing to those with disabilities, recovering warriors and youth from at-risk communities. (Annapolis, MD)

Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance

http://crossroadsalliance.org/contact/

Crossroads Alliance is a nonprofit group focused on maximizing inclusion in sports training and competition. They provide tips, best practices and understanding of the needs of adaptive athletes and highlight gyms, nonprofits and businesses support adaptive athletes. A seminar series aimed at educating coaches on inclusionary practices for adaptive athletes is also available on their website.

Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance

http://crossroadsalliance.org/programs/

Crossroads Alliance is a nonprofit group focused on maximizing inclusion in sports training and competition. They provide tips, best practices and understanding of the needs of adaptive athletes and highlight gyms, nonprofits and businesses support adaptive athletes. A seminar series aimed at educating coaches on inclusionary practices for adaptive athletes is also available on their website.

Disability Law Center

11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
617 723-8455 | 800 872-9992
617 723-9125 Fax
617 892-4404 VP
mail@dlc-ma.org
https://www.dlc-ma.org/our-pa-authority/

The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency for Massachusetts. The P&A system is a national network of disability rights agencies investigating abuse and neglect and providing legal representation and other advocacy services to people with disabilities. To aid P&A systems in fulfilling their mandate, Congress gave them extensive access authority.

Divsion Of Insurance

1000 Washington Street , Suite 810, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 521-7794
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-insurance

The primary mission of the Division of Insurance (DOI) is to monitor the solvency of its licensees in order to promote a healthy, responsive and willing marketplace for consumers who purchase insurance products. Protection of consumer interests is of prime importance to the Division and is safeguarded by providing accurate and unbiased information so consumers may make informed decisions and by intervening on behalf of consumers who believe they have been victimized by unfair business practices.

Endevaor Games

University of Central Oklahoma
Department of Wellness and Sport
100 N. University Drive, Box 99
Edmond, OK 73034
https://www.endeavorgames.com

The Endeavor Games exists to create competitive, fun, safe and high quality sport competitions for athletes with physical disabilities throughout the United States.

Executive Office of Elder Affair

One Ashburton Place, 5 floor, Boston, MA 02108
617/ 727-7750
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-elder-affairs

Promotes independence, empowerment, and well-being of older people, individuals with disabilities, and their families. We ensure access to the resources you need to live healthy in every community in the Commonwealth.

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

1 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 573-1600
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-health-and-human-services

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 U.S.A.
https://www.hrsa.gov/about/contact/ehbhelp.aspx
877-464-4772

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

Ignite Adaptive Sports

Ignite Adaptive Sports
P.O. Box 19016
Boulder, CO 80308-2016
https://igniteadaptivesports.org/

Ignite Adaptive Sports provides safe, fun and affordable instruction in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to people with any disability to enhance their quality of life.

International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation

IWAS HQ, Aylesbury College, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PD, UK
https://iwasf.com/

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) is one of the world’s leading organisations for the development of Para sports. Alongside a membership of more than 80 countries around the world, IWAS is passionate about offering as many competition opportunities as possible for athletes with physical impairments.

Life Nets: The Wheelchair Project

LifeNets
The Wheelchair Project
1227 Woodchase Trail
Batavia, OH 45103
http://www.lifenets.org/wheelchair/

The Wheelchair Project takes donated wheelchairs and gives them to individuals in need. To request a wheelchair, go to lifenets.org/wheelchair and click “Make a Request for a Wheelchair.” Follow the instructions to complete a form with personal information, including the type and size of wheelchair that you need. If you have difficulty with this process, email mike@lifenets.org.

Limbless Association

800/644- 0185
http://www.limbless-association.org/

As a national charity we need to take precautions in terms of safeguarding our service users, members, volunteers and employees. We have reviewed our activities to ensure that we are following the strong advice now provided. This will unfortunately impact our services and it’s with huge regret that we need to suspend until further notice our Support and Connect Hubs at Harold Wood, Bristol, Manchester and Hull.

MassMATCH

MassMATCH
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
877-508-3974
info@massmatch.org
https://www.massmatch.org/

MassMATCH is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology (AT) in Consumer’s Hands. It is one of 56 state-level AT Act programs in the United States. Its mission is to promote the use of AT and AT services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life’s activities. Read more about us

Move United

451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 608
Rockville MD 20850
301/217-0960
https://www.moveunitedsport.org/

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.

National Ability Center

NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER

1000 Ability Way

Park City, UT 84060

435.649.3991

https://discovernac.org/

The National Ability Center is a nonprofit organization that offers both seasonally and year-round inclusive programs such as skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, rock climbing and swimming. Camps and programs are held on-site near the NAC’s facility in Park City, Utah.

National Federation For Disabled Archers

bowtwang@charter.net
320-634-3660
http://www.uffdaclub.com/

If you are a physically challenged hunter looking for unique bowhunting adventures, the United Foundation For Disabled Archers (UFFDA) has the opportunity you have been searching for. Each year, seasoned bowhunting volunteers sponsor free bowhunts for UFFDA’s disabled members and we would consider it a privilege to entertain you on one of these hunts each year.

National Insurance Marketplace

7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
800/318-2569

National Mobility Equipment Dealers

NMEDA / 3327 West Bearss Avenue / Tampa, FL 33618
info@nmeda.org
813/264.2697
http://www.nmeda.com/

NMEDA is the certifying body for the nationally recognized Quality Assurance Program (QAP) accreditation. Established in 1989, we are a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association serving the auto mobility industry in the US and Canada. We provide education & training to our members and partners, and advocate for our industry before Congress, state legislatures and federal regulatory agencies.

NCHPAD

4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, Alabama – 352091
800/900-8086
email@nchpad.org
https://www.nchpad.org/

Founded in 1999, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.

Never Say Never Foundation

Never Say Never Foundation
3965 NE 15th Court Road
Ocala, FL 34479
352/502.0379
https://neversayneverfoundation.org/

Regas became an amputee at 2 years old and Nick was 25 when he lost his legs. They bonded over a desire to help other amputees live life to the fullest. They had a vision to help children and young adults with challenges in their lives to overcome adversity with a positive attitude and to understand that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it.

New England ADA Center

ADAinfo@NewEnglandADA.org
1-800-949-4232
https://www.newenglandada.org/submit-ada-question
ADAinfo@NewEnglandADA.org

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in all aspects of life on the basis of disability. The ADA was signed in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush.

There are five Titles within the ADA that outline rights and responsibilities of employers, state and local government, businesses and non-profits, architects and designers and individuals and advocates. Employers follow Title I, state and local government follows Title II, businesses and non-profits follow Title III, architects and designers follow the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and individuals and advocates follow all Titles of the ADA.

NSCD

National Sports Center for the Disabled
Empower Field at Mile High
1801 Mile High Stadium Circle, #1500
Denver, CO 80204
https://nscd.org/

For more than 50 years, we’ve led the way in redefining adaptive outdoor experiences. We’ve helped participants reignite a passion for playing and competing in the great outdoors. We’ve re-invented adaptive equipment, technology and coaching methods. And we’ve helped our athletes, and the world, #RethinkAbility

NubAbility Athletics Foundation

NubAbility Athletics
221 E Main St.
Du Quoin, Illinois
618/ 357-1394
info@nubability.org
NubAbility.org

NubAbility Athletics is a nonprofit organization that offers sport camps and clinics for kids across the nation. One-on-one coaching and mentoring is also provided in 26 sports.

PVA Adaptive Sports

801 Eighteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517
1-800-424-8200
https://pva.org/adaptive-sports/

We are looking forward to keeping you active and safe by continuing our virtual events into 2021, as well as giving you the opportunity to participate in new activities we have planned for this year. Please check out our virtual events page for a variety of current activities that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. We encourage you to keep checking the website and our Facebook page for event updates.

Special Olypmics

https://www.specialolympics.org/get-involved?locale=en

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

The Fighting Back Scholarship Program (CAF)

PO Box 141
400 East King Street
610/688-8868
https://www.fightingbacksp.org/

The Fighting Back Scholarship Program is available to individuals who have suffered a life-changing illness or injury and are without finances needed to participate in a rehabilitative exercise program. Financial scholarships are awarded to be used for individualized exercise rehabilitation. To find the application link, go to the main Web site and click the “About” tab at the top of the homepage. Recipients of this scholarship will receive one-on-one rehabilitative training at the Fighting Back facility in Malvern, Pennsylvania. For questions, email scottd@fitnesstrainersinc.com.

The National Amputation Foundation

http://www.nationalamputation.org/

The National Amputation Foundation’s donated medical equipment is available to any person in need through their Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at the Foundation’s office.
To learn about how you can benefit from the National Amputation Foundation’s Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program, visit nationalamputation.org.

The Wheelchair Recycler

9 Summer st
Ashland, MA 01721
508/460-6328

This nonprofit group refurbishes donated power wheelchairs and reissues them direct to consumers at little to no cost to the new user.
Most equipment is 90% below market value. To request current
availability and cost of wheelchairs, submit your information on the
form located at wheelchairrecycler.org/buy-a-wheelchair/

US Paralympics

27 S Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719/632-551
https://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics

This is the official website for the U.S. Paralympic team. It also includes a Paralympics club locator for various sports. Sports available for individuals with limb loss/limb difference include: archery, basketball, cycling, equestrian, fencing, rowing, shooting, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, skiing, biathlon, sled hockey, and many others.

Vocational Rehabilitation

mass.gov/vocational-rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation Program helps job seekers with disabilities obtain and maintain a job. Vocational rehabilitation helps people with physical, cognitive, intellectual or mental health conditions manage the modern workplace.

Warhorse Games

Events & Opportunities with 100% of the proceeds going to @wh4vets, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting veterans & first responders.

http://www.paypal.com/paypalme/warhorsegames

Come Celebrate the Military and fitness. We are a nonprofit organization hosting the biggest Fitness competition in Kansas City. Proceeds go to Veterans.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
9385 S, Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, Utah, 84092-9000
801/834-0476
info@wasatchadaptivesports.org
https://wasatchadaptivesports.org/

Wasatch Adaptive Sports believes in the development of ability, independence and active living through recreation. We provide entry-level through advanced instruction of winter and summer recreational pursuits for individuals with adaptive needs and their families. Through personalized assessments and instruction, along with adaptive equipment, we work together to achieve your goals and experience the outdoors without limitations. Wasatch Adaptive Sports programs focus on increasing independence and mobility in a social environment.

Wheelchair Sport Federation:

6454 82nd Street, Suite 2
Middle Village, NY 11379
917/519-2622
https://www.wheelchairsportsfederation.org/

Wheelchair Sports Federation is a national nonprofit that provides opportunities for youths and adults with disabilities and wheelchair users to play sports recreationally and competitively. (Middle Village, NY)

World T.E.A.M. Sports

National Headquarters World T.E.A.M
256 Marginal St, Ste 16c

Boston, MA 02128
855/987-8326
https://worldteamsports.org/get-involved/contact/

Since World T.E.A.M.‘s first inclusive program in 1987, our non-profit organization has used athletics to challenge adaptive men, women and children to accomplish goals they never thought possible. We strongly believe that “The Exceptional Athlete Matters.”

Nonprofits

Nonprofits are a great source of support, grants, education, advocacy and services for members of the limb loss/ limb difference community.

Abilities Expo

299 N. Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
323/ 363-2099
https://www.abilities.com/

Anyone from our dynamic community who thinks they have already reached the peak of their ability should reconsider. Access is power. And with game-changing technologies, products, services and education, Abilities live events and online resources can help you push past the limits of what you think you can do.

Adaptive Adventures

1315 Nelson Street Unit 1 Lakewood, CO 80215
303.679.2770
info@adaptiveadventures.org

Adaptive Adventures provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families.

Adaptive Collaborative Podcast

https://linktr.ee/adaptivecollaborative
https://www.instagram.com/adaptivecollaborativepodcast/

Adaptive Collaborative is a podcast that connects the adaptive community and is co-hosted by Melissa DeChellis (Founder & President of Adaptively Abled Amputees & Adaptively Abled Fitness) and James Norris (Founder of Handi Capable Fitness).

Adaptive Sports Association

970/259-0374
PO Box 1884
Durango, CO 81302
https://asadurango.com/

Located in Colorado, the Adaptive Sports Association offers summer and winter programs to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Adaptive Training Foundation

4125 Old Denton Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75010
info@adaptivetrainingfoundation.org
469/830-5676
https://www.adaptivetrainingfoundation.org/

In January of 2014, David Vobora, a 5-year veteran of the NFL, met US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee. David opened up his personal gym to Travis, offering his training expertise. The pair started working out together, customizing and adapting to the unique challenges posed by Travis’ injuries. Through working with Travis and engaging the veteran community, David developed a passion for helping those with life-altering injuries find life-fulfilling adaptive performance training.

Adventures Without Limits

(503) 389-0580
https://awloutdoors.org/home

This group facilitates inclusive, outdoor adventures for people of all ages and ability levels. Activities include kayaking, rafting, rock climbing and more.

AgrAbility Project

Purdue University ABE Bldg., 225 South University Street West Lafayette IN 47907
800/825-4264
http://www.agrability.org

The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term “disability” often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses not only these but also many other conditions, such as arthritis, back impairments and behavioral health issues. Through education and assistance, AgrAbility helps to eliminate (or at least minimize) obstacles that inhibit success in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations. AgrAbility is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and consists of a National Project and State/Regional Projects (currently serving 24 states), each involving collaborative partnerships between land grant universities and various nonprofit disability services organizations.

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

P.O. Box 451047
Atlanta, Georgia 31145
404.294.0070
sports@adaptedsports.org
http://adaptedsports.org/

The AAASP provides education, assistance and information to schools and community programs on integrating and developing of adapted sports programs in schools. This group provides trainings to coaches and officials; their website links to rulebooks specific to adapted sports competition (e.g., wheelchair basketball, wheelchair football) and outlines the rights of students to have access to an adapted sports program.

American Collegiate Society For Adapted Athletics

P.O. Box 399
Kechi, KS 67067
acsaaorg@gmail.com
acsaaorg.org

ACSAA is a 501(c) 3 not for profit public charity. The organization exists to further competitive athletic opportunities for disabled students at the college level through tournament style competitions. Schools may enter their information for their adapted athletics clubs and intramurals by going to our database, where they can also register for tournaments. For individuals wishing to start adapted athletics clubs or intramurals on your college campus, please visit our resource center.

American Physical Therapy Association (AAPT) Move Forward

https://aptaapps.apta.org/APTAPTDirectory/FindAPTDirectory.aspx

The APTA outlines various programs, organizations and other resources related to adaptive sports programs.

Amputee Blade Runners

356 24th Avenue North, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
615/752-1233
amputeebladerunners.com

Amputee Blade Runners is a nonprofit organization that helps provide free running prosthetics for amputees. Running prosthetics are not covered by insurance and are considered “not medically necessary,” so this organization helps amputees keep an active lifestyle. Their goal is to provide a running prosthesis to one athlete in all 50 states by 2016. They currently have athletes in 24 states who serve as ambassadors to other amputee athletes. To apply, you must fill out an application and send it to the address to the left or email it to amputeebladerunners@gmail.com.

Amputee Coalition; Resources By Topic

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/limb-loss-resource-center/resources-filtered/resources-by-topic/
888/267-5669

To easily sort through the resources we offer, we have created categories to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Select a topic below to narrow these listings.
If you don’t find what you are looking for, try searching below or browsing the entire collection.

Area Agencies on Aging

1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Suite 350 l Washington, DC 20003
202/872.0888
http://www.n4a.org

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help seniors and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Centers for Independent Living

ILRU
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030
713/520.0232
http://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory

A Center for Independent Living is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.

Chive Charities

https://chivecharities.org/recipient

Chive Charities helps underserved people throughout the country with medical needs. They focus on rare medical diseases, but also serve first responders and veterans with medical needs. To apply, go to chivecharities.org/recipient and click on “I am a new applicant.”

Docs In The Box Podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v4sud-dcd5b2?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share

A podcast about medicine, muscles, and more through the eyes of two physiatrists Dr. Amy West and Dr. Matthew Cowling.

Fly Fishing Resources

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations
P.O. Box 1221
Sequim, WA 98382
360-775-4763
opfinnovations@gmail.com
https://www.fishagain.org/

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations (OPFI) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that designs and produces unique and adaptive devices that allow individuals with physical limitations to participate in fly-fishing and fly-tying. The products are available at no charge to anyone who could benefit from the adaptive design. After meeting individuals who were unable to enjoy these activities due to a lost limb, trauma, or brain injury that impaired the function of their arm or hand, OPFI was formed and the Evergreen Hand and Casting Partner products were developed.

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International
285 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303
800/422-4828
https://www.habitat.org/

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Help Hope Live

2 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087
800.642.8399
https://helphopelive.org/

For 37 years, Help Hope Live has been showing clients and families how to bring together a network of relatives, friends, and neighbors in fundraising efforts to help cover the costs of uncovered medical expenses. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence.

Limbs for Life Foundation

888/235-5462
limbsforlife.org

Limbs for Life provides assistance for lower-limb amputees. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. They must have no other means to pay for prosthetic care, including Medicare, insurance coverage or state assistance. They must work with a prosthetist or clinic that agrees to accept LFL payment as full payment for their services. Eligible candidates must fill an application for assistance.

Limbs International

LIMBS International
P.O. Box 3128
​El Paso, TX 79923
915-308-4680
https://www.limbsinternational.org/

LIMBS International engages communities and transforms lives through affordable, sustainable prosthetic solutions in developing countries. Every day we strive to give people hope and a new chance at life.

Mending Limbs Organization

214 Watson View Drive
Franklin, TN 37067
615/390.3450
http://www.mendinglimbs.org/

Mending Limbs Organization was founded in 2008 by Michelle Gilligan-Prichard and her husband Jared. Mending Limbs was created to help raise awareness of the Amputee Coalition of America as well as the advocacy for adequate prosthetic coverage in the state of Tennessee as well as across the nation. A law is needed in the state of Tennessee as well as across the nation so amputees can live full independent lives. Yearly events will be held to raise money to assist amputees in paying for prosthetics not covered by insurance. Mending Limbs Organization is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

National Amputation Foundation

40 Church Street
Malverne, NY 11565
516/887-3600
amps76@aol.com
nationalamputation.org

The National Amputation Foundation’s donated medical equipment is available to any person in need through their Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at the Foundation’s office. To learn about how you can benefit from the National Amputation Foundation’s Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program.

New England Amputee Association

Clinton Hospital
201 Highland Street
Clinton MA 01510
1-800-368-3000
https://www.newenglandamputeeassociation.com/

New England Amputee Association’s mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and provide a supportive environment where information and experiences are shared and friendships are formed.

Power On With Limb Loss

Springfield, OR 97478
541/ 510-5866
Paula@PowerOnWithLimbLoss.org
https://poweronwithlimbloss.org/

Our purpose is to make sure that everyone gets the support they need. We partner with and support amputees and others with limb loss in our community by providing three main service programs.

ROMP Project

PO Box 100915
Denver, CO 80250
United States
info@rompglobal.org
https://www.rompglobal.org/

We believe in equal access to prosthetic and orthotic services that facilitate independence through mobility.

We recognize the dual hardships of living in poverty with a disability, and stand in solidarity with those who are made to suffer from an unequal distribution of care.

We understand that disability is caused by broken devices and broken healthcare systems – not broken bodies – and we work to increase the mobility, visibility, and dignity of all those marginalized by lack of access to rehabilitative technology.

Steps Of Faith

Steps Of Faith Foundation
P.O. Box 15064
Lenexa, KS 66285
615.426.6034
info@stepsoffaithfoundation.org

Steps of Faith helps uninsured and under-insured amputees get the prosthetic limbs they desperately need to restore their livelihood. We find prosthetists to donate their time to help our patients and we raise money to cover the cost of prosthetic limbs. Contact billy@stepsoffiathfoundation.org for questions.

Steve Chamberlain’s 50 Legs

100 South Belcher
PO Box 8245
Clearwater Fl 33758
https://50legs.org/

50 Legs provides amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford. To apply, go to the Web site; click the tab at the top labeled “More” then click on “Application for Assistance,” or find the application at this link: https://50legs.org/application-for-assistance/.

The Dragon – TRS Prosthetics

3090 Sterling Circle, Studio A
Boulder, CO 80301
303/444-4720
jennifer@trsprosthetics.com
https://www.trsprosthetics.com/

TRS Inc. (Therapeutic Recreational Services) was formed in 1979, by upper limb amputee Bob Radocy, who was frustrated by the limited performance of commercially available prosthetics devices. He lost his left hand about four inches below the elbow in an auto accident in 1971. Bob experimented with all types of prosthetic devices. In 1977, while in graduate school, he applied his engineering and biological sciences education and design experience to create a high performance, prehensor which allowed him to be competitive with two handed peers in any activity he chose. Thus in 1980, the GRIP prehensile hand was first manufactured.

The Move For Jenn Foundation

Move For Jenn Foundation
P.O. Box 77578
Charlotte, NC 28271
https://moveforjenn.org/

Nonprofit corporation that will raise funds to issue grants for sarcoma research and amputees who need prostheses. The goal is to allow grants to be awarded immediately for sarcoma research and activewear prosthetic candidates.

The Prosthetic Foundation

5047 Sherri Ann Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78233
210/ 237-4400
https://www.theprostheticfoundation.org/program/

The Prosthetic Foundation was established in 2010 as a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization to help uninsured and under insured amputees throughout Texas. The Prosthetic Foundation is committed to ensuring that amputees not only receive a prosthesis but also receive the follow-up care that is essential in the successful outcome of regaining mobility and independence. The loss of a limb can create a severe challenge and prevent an amputee from being able to perform the activities of daily living that many of us take for granted. The physical and psychological independence that a prosthesis can provide not only affects the amputee but can make a world of difference for their family and everyone around them. Having a prosthesis is also important in preventing additional health complications that arise from being sedentary in a wheelchair.

United Way

United Way Worldwide
701 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703/ 836-7112
https://www.unitedway.org/

United Way improves the lives of individuals and families, building strong communities by uniting people and organizations to create measurable results and a lasting impact. We work to help all of our community by focusing on four pivotal areas: Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs.
United Way is moving in a bold direction focused on prevention. Our goal is to create lasting, measurable change – not just for today, but for generations to come.

Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Are you looking to return to sports or recreational activities you once enjoyed or interested in trying out new ones? We compiled a list of organizations that provide adaptive sports and recreational programs and opportunities to persons with disabilities.

Freedom’s Wings International

Freedom’s Wings International Inc. 51 Tulip St. Summit, NJ 07901
848/227-1957
https://freedomswings.org/

FWI provides the opportunity for people with disabilities to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger or as a member of the flight training program.

International Wheelchair Aviators

82 Corral Drive,Keller, TX 76244
817/229-4634
wheelchairaviators@yahoo.com
http://wheelchairaviators.org/

International Wheelchair Aviators is a worldwide organization of pilots with and without disabilities.

Sky Sailing

Sky Sailing™ Inc., 31930 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA, 92086
760/782-0404
http://www.skysailing.com/lessons/#hand

This organization offers sky sailing lessons to individuals requiring hand controls rather than traditional foot controls. The president of Sky Sailing, Inc. is an incomplete paraplegic and has worked with many students over the years who need specialized flight training and controls.

Veteran Resources

Here you can find veteran-specific government and non-profit organizations that provide resources for veterans living with limb loss/limb difference.

22KILL Organization Helping Veterans Programs and Therapies

13625 Neutron Road
Dallas, TX 75244

Fort Worth
855 Texas Street, Suite 105
Fort Worth, TX 76102

214/462-7229

https://www.22kill.com/

To create a community that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies.

National Military Family Association

National Military Family Association
2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.931.6632
info@MilitaryFamily.org
https://www.militaryfamily.org/info-resources/efmp-special-needs/

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers support to military families to help ensure that these families are not sent to areas where adequate services for medical, educational, or psychosocial needs cannot be met. The EFMP also provides information and support programs to families to help connect them to local services. This Web site explains the enrollment process for each branch.

National Resource Directory

infonrd.osd@mail.mil
https://nrd.gov/

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The NRD is hosted, managed, maintained, sustained and developed by the Defense Health Agency’s Recovery Coordination Program.

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations
P.O. Box 1221
Sequim, WA 98382
360-775-4763
opfinnovations@gmail.com
https://www.fishagain.org/

Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations (OPFI) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that designs and produces unique and adaptive devices that allow individuals with physical limitations to participate in
fly-fishing and fly-tying. The products are available at no charge to anyone who could benefit from the
adaptive design. After meeting individuals who were unable to enjoy these activities due to a lost limb, trauma, or brain injury that impaired the function of their arm or hand, OPFI was formed and the Evergreen Hand and Casting Partner products were developed.

Operation Enduring Warrior

14241 Midlothian Tpke #209
Midlothian, VA 23113
info@enduringwarrior.org
https://www.enduringwarrior.org/

Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded non‐profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military and law enforcement veterans through physical, mental, and emotional rehabilitation. Our programs help participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance. This ultimately enables the lives of our wounded military and public service veterans to go in directions they may have once thought were impossible.

OEW is a 100% volunteer-run organization. All donations go directly towards our various programs and operational support of the organization.

Paralyzed Veterans Of America

801 Eighteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517
800/424-8200
https://pva.org/

PVA was originally founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with spinal cord injuries. They returned to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the major challenges they faced.

Team RWB

Team Red, White & Blue
198 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
https://www.teamrwb.org/

The mission of Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

800/698-2411
https://www.va.gov/

The National Center has emerged as the world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD. Its vision is to be the foremost leader in information on PTSD and trauma; information generated internally through its extensive research program, and information synthesized from published scientific research and collective clinical experience that is efficiently disseminated to the field.

VA Boston Amputee Support Group

Primary Contact: Randi Woodrow
randi.woodrow@va.gov
West Roxbury, MA
(857) 203-6769

Meets on the 1st Thursday at at 10:00am-11:00am ET at West Roxbury VA Medical Center in the cafeteria conference room, 1st floor of building 1.**
**Please note that registered support groups are not managed directly by the Amputee Coalition. As more support groups are switching to virtual meetings, or meetings are being canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage you to contact the support group prior to coming to a meeting as days/times/format may change

Veterans Crisis Line

800-273-8255 and Press 1
Chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
Text 838255
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource available to any Veteran, even if they are not enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA. Care does not end when the conversation is over. The Veterans Crisis Line can connect Veterans to their local suicide prevention coordinators (SPC), who follow up to coordinate care.

Warhorse Games

https://www.warhorsegameskc.com/

The Warhorse Games is more than a functional fitness competition. Our mission is to support and empower veterans, active military and their families by using fitness and the competitive spirit to bring awareness to the the struggle these heroes face on a daily basis. All proceeds for this event directly supports War Horses for Veterans as they provide a peaceful place for these heroes to get away from life’s challenges.

Warrior Canine Connection

14934 Schaeffer Road
Boyds, MD 20841
301.260.1111
info@warriorcanineconnection.org
https://warriorcanineconnection.org/

Warrior Canine Connection supports active duty Service Members and Veterans recovering from both the visible and hidden wounds of war. We accomplish our mission by raising and training highly skilled assistance dogs for Veterans with disabilities, and by providing our unique service dog training program called Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR). MBTR involves engaging Service Members and Veterans in the therapeutic mission of helping to train our future service dogs for a fellow Veteran. We provide our programs and services in several locations across the country, including Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, and California.

Athletic Prosthetics

Did you know that most insurance companies will not cover the cost of running or sport-specific prosthetics? Here is a list of organizations that provide grants for running blades and sport-specific prosthetics to help you return to an active lifestyle.

A Leg Forever

P.O. Box 273
Stoneham, MA 02180
Email: alegforever@gmail.com
http://www.alegforever.com/

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation was established by Elizabeth (Liz) Norden in honor of her two sons JP and Paul Norden who each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. The foundation’s mission is to pay it forward and assist other amputees in their time of need just as JP and Paul were helped with overwhelming support following the marathon bombings.

Amputee Blade Runners

Amputee Blade Runners
356 24th Avenue North
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
Amputeebladerunners@gmail.com
http://amputeebladerunners.com/

Amputee Blade Runners is a nonprofit organization that helps provide free running prosthetics for amputees. Running prosthetics are not covered by insurance and are considered “not medically necessary,” so this organization helps amputees keep an active lifestyle. Their goal is to provide a running prosthesis to one athlete in all 50 states by 2016. They currently have athletes in 24 states who serve as ambassadors to other amputee athletes.
To apply, you must fill out an application at amputeebladerunners.com/want-a-running-leg and send it to the address to the left or email it to

Challenged Athletes Foundation(CAF)

9591 Waples St.
San Diego, CA 92121
858/866-0959
caf@challengedathletes.org
challengedathletes.org

To be eligible for a grant through the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s flagship program, Access for Athletes, an athlete’s physical disability must be recognized within the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) classifications. For more information, please visit the IPC Web site. Interested applicants may apply for grant funding for coaching fees, competition expenses or equipment.CAF does not discriminate based on age, gender, level of ability or sport, but does require applicants to demonstrate a clear financial need for their grant request.

The Born To Run Foundation

The Born To Run Foundation Inc.
10 Woodfall Road
Medfield, MA 02052
https://theborntorunfoundation.org/

The Born To Run Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) She said the accident has given her a new focus for her future, and she’s created the Born to Run Foundation™, a nonprofit that is dedicated to provide child amputees with a specific prosthetic that will allow them to run again. “I’m starting off with kids who’ve gone through what I’ve gone through,” she said. “Nobody realizes how expensive prosthetics are. I’ve been really lucky; I’ve had a couple foundations help me. We will help kids as well as adults that have to navigate through this new phase of life.”

The Heather Abbott Foundation

The Heather Abbott Foundation
181 Bellevue Ave., #407
Newport, RI 02840
https://heatherabbottfoundation.org/

The Heather Abbott Foundation is committed to helping individuals who have lost limbs due to traumatic circumstances get specialized prosthetic devices.
To apply for a grant through the Heather Abbot Foundation, fill out the form at heatherabbottfoundation.org/get-involved/apply-for-a-grant.

Wiggle Your Toes

Wiggle Your Toes
PO Box 385141
Bloomington, MN 55438
(612) 321-8637
Info@wiggleyourtoes.org
https://www.wiggleyourtoes.org/

Aaron Holm lost both of his legs in a horrific accident on January 2, 2007. But what shattered his body failed to dent his courage, strength and infectious optimism. He’s been helping others regain their positive energy and spirit ever since.

Armed with a laptop and a cellphone, Aaron started Wiggle Your Toes from his hospital bed. He educated himself, formed teams of friends and loved ones, and began charting a course to his new normal. Aaron returned home after only 19 days, joined his three children upstairs, and read them a story that night.

Aaron and his dedicated team built Wiggle Your Toes so others could not just get by but live life to its fullest. Through personalized support, practical answers, resources and tools, Wiggle Your Toes helps amputees in Minnesota and beyond keep looking and moving forward.

Service Animals

Service animals have a long history of providing various forms of support for those with disabilities, including limb-loss or limb-difference. The loss of a limb often creates challenges that require modifications to your everyday routine. However, a trained service animal can make daily needs that might be difficult, a little easier.

Assistance Dog International

https://assistancedogsinternational.org/

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI) is a worldwide coalition of not-for-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. Founded in 1986 from a group of seven small programs, ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry.
Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas and conduct business regarding educating the public about assistance dogs, advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs, and the setting of standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs.

Canine Companions

National Headquarters:
1-866-CCI-DOGS (224-3647)
P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
https://www.cci.org/

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.

Freedom Service Dogs

303-922-6231
7193 S. Dillon Court | Englewood, CO 80112
info@freedomservicedogs.org
https://freedomservicedogs.org/

Freedom Service Dogs was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization by Michael and PJ Roche. The Roches worked tirelessly to transform FSD from a local, two-person organization to one of the leading service dog training organizations in the country at a time when the assistance dog industry was in the early stages of development.
As FSD expanded, its leaders recognized a need for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to have additional support as they entered civilian life, leading to the launch of Operation Freedom, a program that provides custom-trained service dogs to veterans with disabilities.

Little Angels Service Dogs

NH: 1088 US Rt. 302
Bartlett, NH 03812

CA: PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
info@littleangelssd.org
adoptions@littleangelssd.org
https://www.littleangelsservicedogs.org/

Little Angels Service Dogs is a charitable nonprofit 501c3 corporation that reaches across all of the United States partnering service dogs with the disabled. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality dogs to assist in the daily lives of our recipients.

NEADS Worlds Class Service Dogs

978/422-9064
P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541
https://neads.org/

NEADS (“NEADS Inc”, formerly known as National Education for Assistance Dog Services and Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1976 and has trained over 1,800 Service Dog teams since its founding. NEADS is accredited by Assistance Dogs International, the internationally recognized governing body that establishes industry standards and practices.

Pet Partners

345 118th Ave SE #200, Bellevue, WA 98005
425-679-5500
https://petpartners.org/

Our Therapy Animal Program represents the best that the field of animal-assisted interventions has to offer. Volunteers in the Therapy Animal Program interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, and those approaching end of life.
At Pet Partners, we believe that the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship that improves the physical, social, and emotional lives of those we serve. We are motivated by connection, compassion, and a commitment to sharing this meaningful bond with everyone who can benefit from time spent with an animal.

Service Dogs For America

Service Dogs For America
920 Short Street
PO Box 513
Jud, ND 58454
701/685-2242
https://www.servicedogsforamerica.org/

To train and certify service dogs for individuals with disabilities. To be part of a society in which individuals with disabilities are fully able to participate in social, educational, and occupational opportunities.

Warrior Canine Connection

14934 Schaeffer Road
Boyds, MD 20841
301.260.1111
info@warriorcanineconnection.org
https://warriorcanineconnection.org/

Warrior Canine Connection supports active duty Service Members and Veterans recovering from both the visible and hidden wounds of war. We accomplish our mission by raising and training highly skilled assistance dogs for Veterans with disabilities, and by providing our unique service dog training program called Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR). MBTR involves engaging Service Members and Veterans in the therapeutic mission of helping to train our future service dogs for a fellow Veteran. We provide our programs and services in several locations across the country, including Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, and California.

Mental Health

Losing a limb is a life-changing event. It can cause grief, pain, and change the way you perceive yourself. Every loss is a loss and leads people to experience the five stages of grief: 1) Denial & isolation 2) Anger 3) Bargaining 4) Depression 5) Acceptance

Samaritans USA

http://www.samaritansusa.org/contact.php
http://www.samaritansusa.org/

Samaritans USA, the organization comprising the individual Samaritans centers operating in the United States, is a member of the world’s oldest and largest suicide prevention network, with 400 centers in 38 countries (from Argentina, Bosnia and Great Britain to India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe). Samaritans centers provide volunteer-staffed hotlines and professional and volunteer-run public education programs, ‘suicide survivor’ support groups and many other crisis response, outreach and advocacy activities and programs to the communities we serve as well as those throughout the country.