I support HIPS' goal of individuals right to sexual freedom as well as the right to personal drug usage without government or legal restraint. I served in several countries where sex work is legal and sex workers are protected by law. The US' sex laws do not protect anyone other than religious bigots' outlandish belief that all Americans must obey their god. Furthermore, these laws take advantage of sex workers performing an honest occupation and put them in terrible danger of abuse by pimps, police and clients who want to harm them, and that includes the courts. Likewise individuals who for whatever reason use drugs without harming anyone else should not be punished by laws. Alcohol and tobacco harms and kills many but their usage is barely regulated. HIPS is taking positive actions to help whereas do-gooders are the problem.

  • donated 2019-08-04 03:14:49 -0400

    Give a One Time Donation

    HIPS offers comprehensive services designed to empower individuals on the streets to set and reach their goals towards healthy, happy, self-determined lives.  This includes a drop in center located at 906 H ST NE.  HIPS offers syringe access, Hepatitis C & HIV testing and treatment, a walk-in primary care clinic, behavioral health services, drug treatment, and a full service day and overnight outreach program.  HIPS also provides a free walk in evening clinic on Thursdays where clients can get access to hormone therapy, primary care, and HIPS supportive services. HIPS makes over 8,000 contacts on the streets each year and serves an average of 1,200 clients per month! We are hustling all day to make sure our clients get the best services from culturally competent providers that deliver a client centered services through a harm reduction based approach. 
    Your donations are critical to our ongoing service expansion. Here are some of the resources your support provides:
    $10 Serves 10 lunches to HIPS street-based clients
    $25 25 Fentanyl testing strips to be distributed with harm reduction and OD prevention education
    $50 One week of 24 hour crisis counseling via our national hotline (HIPS longest running unfunded program)
    $100 Gas for a 3 overnight outreach shifts bringing services to those who need it most
    $200 One week of incentives for individuals with lived experience in harm reduction, sex work, or drug use to facilitate weekly support groups, manage HIPS clothing closet, and perform community outreach
    $500 Round-trip transportation to HIPS for 31 clients experiencing poverty and other barriers to health & safety


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    Join our Pink Membership Team here with a monthly donation! 

    HIPS a 501(c)(3) organization, Federal Tax ID # 52-1847137. If you have made an error in making your donation, we will honor your request for a refund made within 10 business days of your donation. To request a refund, call 202-232-8150. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.


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Retired USAF, SMSgt, First Sgt Vietnam veteran. I support everyone's right to freedom of thought, choose and actions.