March 06, 2024

GVRA expands Access to Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology Through Groundbreaking Partnership

Atlanta, Ga. -- With an eye on continuous improvement and quality service, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) is pleased to announce an innovative partnership with the Centers for Independent Living and Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing gently used medical equipment and assistive technology to Georgians with disabilities.

Under terms of the agreement, GVRA staff works closely with the Centers for Independent Living across the state to coordinate requests they receive for wheelchairs, medical equipment, and assistive technology devices.  Once lists of items have been compiled by the centers, they are forwarded to FODAC for fulfillment at no cost to the requester or client.

“This partnership is a win-win for Georgians and underscores our commitment to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities regardless of where they live in our state,” said Chris Wells, executive director of GVRA.  "By collaborating with FODAC and the Centers for Independent Living, we are providing durable medical equipment and other services to Georgians who need it most, especially in rural areas,” Wells observed. 

A non-profit organization based in north Atlanta, FODAC’s mission is to provide refurbished equipment such as wheelchairs, home medical equipment, and vehicle- and home-adaptation products to individuals with disabilities. 

Centers for Independent Living are community-based organizations that foster peer-to-peer interaction, allowing people with disabilities to serve as mentors to other individuals with disabilities. There are nine centers throughout Georgia. To locate a center, click this link:


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