Special Needs

Special Needs Equipment Fund

United Way Palm Beach County manages the Special Needs Equipment Fund on behalf of the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. The fund purchases durable medical equipment for children with special needs, ages 0-17, who reside in Palm Beach County when no other funding is available.

Equipment purchased by the Fund should specifically enhance mobility, communications (speech or hearing), vision, or be medically necessary. All applications are required to include a letter from a trained medical professional stating that the equipment is medically necessary. Some items that are commonly purchased by the Fund include wheelchairs, strollers, bath and shower chairs, and toileting equipment.

Before applying to the Special Needs Equipment Fund, applicants are required to contact Clinics Can Help (www.clinicscanhelp.org) to learn whether free, appropriate equipment can be acquired through that agency (561-640-2995). Please review the Fund guidelines before submitting an application. For additional information or questions about the application, please contact Shayene Weatherspoon, Director of Community Impact, at (561) 375-6639.

Forms for Special Needs Equipment Fund

Special Needs Equipment Fund Guidelines


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