How do I get equipment from the Changing Hands program?
The redistribution of equipment will be handled in one of three ways:
Can I get equipment for a family member or other individual in my care?
Yes. Family members and caregivers should call Changing Hands at 800-998-4827 or 717-737-3477 for details and to make arrangements.
How do I donate equipment to the Changing Hands program?
If you have an item or items that you would like to donate to Changing Hands, please contact us directly to make arrangements to drop the item(s) off. If we know of someone who is in need of the particular type of item you wish to donate, we may coordinate delivery of the item directly between you and the end user.
Who can benefit from the Changing Hands program?
Where does Changing Hands operate?
While we operate primarily in Central PA, donations will be accepted and distributed to anyone throughout the state, as long as suitable arrangements can be made.
UCP Central PA has been in the business of helping individuals achieve maximum independence for over 50 years. Our staff have a long history of providing professional, reliable assistance and advice that has enhanced the lives of thousands throughout Central PA. We can do the same for you and your loved ones.
Do you loan equipment?
No, Changing Hands will not loan equipment. If a consumer is awaiting funding approval, he or she may accept our equipment as their own, and then donate it back to the program once funding for their new equipment becomes available.
Do you accept insurance?
No, Changing Hands does not accept insurance. Nor do we loan equipment. If a consumer is awaiting funding approval, he or she may accept our equipment as their own, and then donate it back to the program once funding for their new equipment becomes available.
How is the Changing Hands program funded?
Funding for this program is graciously provided by:Pennsylvania Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
PIAT is the Commonwealth’s Assistive Technology Act Program at The Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, and is funded through a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education.
United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR)
United Way of the Capital Region identifies long-term and pressing community needs, finds solutions to address those needs, and provides results that demonstrate a change in the community.