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Since 1993, HIPS has promoted the health, rights and dignities of people on the streets of Washington, DC.  
We believe that those engaged in sex work, sex trade, and drug use should be able to live healthy, self-determined, and self-sufficient lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization or oppression. We achieve this through engaging sex workers, drug users and our communities in challenging structural barriers to health, safety, and prosperity. HIPS is the most comprehensive organization serving homeless LGBTQ individuals in Washington DC. 

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 full service drop in at our Center for Health and Achievement, syringe access, Hep C, HIV and wellness care at our walk-in clinic, and a full service day and overnight outreach program.  HIPS makes over 8,000 contacts on the streets each year and hosts 1,200 visits to our drop in every month.   For an up to date list of the services we offer click here.

Join us as we Dream Big, Love Hard and Fight Back in 2017.  

Our community needs HIPS, and HIPS needs you. 

 How your donations help:

$10 – 10 PB&J sandwiches for homeless clients

$25 –  a daily support group where it's safe to share struggles and successes with peers

$50 –  one week of 24 hour crisis counseling via our hotline

$100 – gas for a weekend of overnight 11pm - 5am outreach, bringing services to those who need it most

$250 – supports one week of community lunches and nutritional snacks for  our drop-in center

$500 – supports a full night of outreach performed in your honor

 

 

 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.