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Funds for the Grant Assistance Program are limited, although they are still accepting applications

Organization: STRIDE Assistance for the Disabled  
Phone Numbers: Grant Assistance Program 613-225-9842 ; STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot 613-723-0528
43 Grenfell Cres SW, Unit 6
Ottawa, ON
K2G 0G3
Intersection: Merivale Rd and Slack Rd
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Hours: Telephone Service Tue, Thu 10 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-4 pm * Sat 10 am-1:30 pm
Appointments for equipment viewing, pick up, repairs, or drop off
Executives: Dave Boal - President
Mary McDowell - Past President
Public Contacts: Catherine Gardner - Depot Manager
Mary McDowell - Past President
Service Description: Grant Assistance Program (G.A.P.): Provides financial help to individuals of all ages with physical disabilities who require special needs equipment to maintain or improve their quality of life. Supported primarily through donations and specific fundraising activities.

STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot: Accepts donations of used medical/health equipment and if requested issues tax receipts, for the fair market value of the item. Equipment is thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and made available for purchase or "payment-to-purchase plan" basis (some restrictions may apply) at affordable prices to individuals referred. Input from the client's occupational therapist is required so that equipment ordered meets the individual's requirements. See website for full list of items that can be donated. May also be able to refer for items they cannot take.

Fees: Service - Delivery fee within City limits $25 on way, two way $40 * cost recovery fee $10 when picking up donations
Application: Appointments for Wheelchairs Plus can be made by email or calling.

Grant Assistance Program requires fully completed applications and referrals from therapists or social services. These are reviewed on a first-come monthly basis. Expiry date for approved grants is four months. Cost-share with other agencies and/or community resources when individual equipment costs are prohibitive and present a great financial burden.
Eligibility / Target Population: Grant Assistance Program: Low income individuals, those facing deterioration in their physical condition which necessitates on-going changes in equipment, or those whose equipment costs are prohibitive and present a great financial burden.

STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus: Adults
Languages: English
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities
Medical Equipment and Supplies - Loans

This information was last completely updated on September 18, 2018

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