Project CARAT (Coordinating & Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology) supports the reuse of assistive technology that is no longer needed or used by its original owner and is acquired by a new owner at no cost.
The goal of Project CARAT is to make Assistive Technology and Durable Medical Equipment more accessible to those who need it in underserved areas of Kentucky. In order to make this happen, Project CARAT is partnering with agencies across the state. We take donated equipment, clean it, make repairs if we need to, and then redistribute it to people who need it. If you live in Kentucky and have a need for equipment, or have equipment you’d like to donate, please let us know.
To date, project CARAT has provided1,390 pieces of free equipment valued at over $489,246 to 714 individuals with disabilities
Our inventory of equipment is dependent on what has been donated to us and changes daily. To see what items we currently have available, visit the KY AT Locator website or contact the CARAT site nearest you.
Project CARAT locations:
CARAT – Louisville
Kosiar Charities Enabling Technologies of Kentuckiana at Spalding University
812 S. Second St.
Louisville, KY 40203
CARAT – Paducah
Lourdes – North Plaza
911 Joe Clifton Drive
Paducah, KY 42001
CARAT – Hazard
Center for Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Road
Hazard, KY 41701
CARAT – Thelma
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center
5659 Main Street
Thelma, KY 41260