Wheelchairs

Beneficiary using a new hand-powered wheelchair from Latter-day Saint Charities.

Our Mission

Improve mobility, health, and the educational and economic opportunities for people with physical disabilities.

Our Approach

Latter-day Saint Charitiesworks to improve mobility, health, and the educational and economic opportunities for people with physical disabilities.

Working with local organizations, Latter-day Saint Charities improves services for persons with disabilities and provides manual wheelchairs or walking aids that are appropriate to individual needs and circumstances.

The program also organizes volunteers to train local organizations to assess individual needsandselect and fit appropriate wheelchairs, trains individuals and caregivers, and provides support for repair and maintenance.

2018 Impact

Countries40
People Served53,800

Mobility Devices

To enable mobility for each person, we provide individuals with different types of wheelchairs based on their needs.

Individual Training

People with disabilities, their families, and other caregivers are trained in wheelchair mobility, wheelchair maintenance, and the techniques needed to maintain health.

Support for Repair

We ensure that the wheelchairs will offer effective, long-term mobility by providing training and tools for repair and maintenance.