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.
Our inventory of equipment changes daily. If we do not have items you need, please check back often. Things we always need include shower benches, bedside commodes, manual wheelchairs, etc. If you have any of these items to donate contact us today! To search for items we currently have available, visit the KY AT Locator website or contact the CARAT site nearest you.
If you have an item you need or would like to donate an item no longer used, please complete one of the forms above. Someone from our core team will contact you within two business days to complete your request.
Project CARAT in the News
- Student-run program helps provide medical equipment to Eastern Kentuckians impacted by flooding | UKNow
- Local organization provides used medical equipment to people in need | WDRB
- Project CARAT Promo Video
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. To make this happen, Project CARAT is partnering with agencies across the state. We take donated equipment, clean it, make repairs if needed, and then redistribute it to people who need it. If you live in Kentucky and need equipment, or have equipment you’d like to donate, please let us know.
To date, project CARAT has provided 12,349 assistive technology/durable medical equipment items valued at over $3,063,955 (estimated MRSP) to 3,276 individuals with disabilities
Project CARAT Locations
CARAT – Lexington
UK Human Development Institute (HDI) – Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS)
2358 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
CARAT – Northern KY
Redwood Assistive Technology Resource Center
71 Orphanage Rd.
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
CARAT – Western Kentucky
Wendell Foster Technology and Resource Center
815 Triplett Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
CARAT – Paintsville
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center
5659 Main Street
Thelma, KY 41260
CARAT – Hazard
Main Site: Center for Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Road
Hazard, KY 41701
Satellite Location: KY Homeplace Harlan Co.
313 Central Street
Harlan, KY 40831