Kathleen Dolan donated 2018-12-11 14:11:06 -0500HIPS 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 & safetyWould you like to support HIPS throughout the year and have access to special HIPS events and info?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.Donate
Kathleen Dolan donated 2017-10-27 20:46:52 -0400
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.
I first learned of HIPS in 2000 while watching a friend assemble baggies of condoms, lube, and candy in her freshman dorm room. Shortly thereafter, I began volunteering, and even interned with HIPS during college. I credit HIPS for showing me my professional path to public health as it taught me more about the field than any schooling I've received. Seventeen years on, HIPS continues to blow my mind: evolving, growing, and always putting their clients first. I am so excited to be contributing to this incredible organization as a new board member. Please join me in supporting HIPS too!Donate
Kathleen Dolan donated 2019-05-18 04:58:43 -0400
$10 – supports candy for one night of overnight outreach
$25 – supports 10 meals in our drop-in center
$50 – supports a week of shower and laundry services in our drop-in center
$100 – supports 120 hours of hotline assistance to those in crisis
$250 – supports one week of community lunches and nutritional snacks for our drop-in center
$500 – supports one night of outreach performed in your honor
$1,000 – supports one weekend of outreach performed in your honor
All donations of $10.00 a month (or one time gift of $120.00+ per year) automatically enrolls you as a Pink Member, welcome to the family!
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.