HIPS is needed now more than ever

I am so proud to be involved in this great organization. I’m constantly struck by the similarities in the challenges HIPS clients face to those of many of the people I fly 1000s of miles to work with. And similarly, I am in awe of the resilience, determination and love that abounds despite the abuse and neglect that these folks face. It’s amazing.

Last year, HIPS began a bold new chapter, moving into the Center for Health and Achievement. This space has allowed HIPS to provide an array of non-judgmental, appropriate services including as mental health, drug treatment, legal services and medical care. 

Since the Center opened its doors in August 2015, drop-in traffic has increased fourfold as the Center offers basic services like laundry and showers - necessities we take for granted. HIPS care and love for its clients have also improved individual's health. 95% of those tested positive for Hepatitis C (through HIPS HCV testing program) are now receiving treatment. HIPS has brought more than 300 HIV+ clients back into care and helped them reduce their viral loads (clients often abandon care because of stigma and discrimination). In 2016 alone, HIPS distributed more than 250,000 needles and 250,000 condoms, making a huge contribution to reducing HIV transmission in DC.

HIPS continues to meet the needs of those marginalized in an ever-changing DC, making sure people are not discarded, devalued or left behind. As the services expand, the needs grow too. Many of these bedrock, community-building activities are not funded through grants. Community lunches, outreach, hotline services provide a lifeline and community. We rely on volunteers to run most of these activities, but there are other costs. The outreach van needs maintenance, the water bills are quite high, and that well-used washer will need to be replaced.

Your contribution can help HIPS continue to provide and expand services to meet the many needs of its clients and the community.

As you consider your end of year charitable donations, please consider supporting HIPS. 

THANK YOU! 


  • donated 2018-09-17 20:20:21 -0400

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    HIPS continues to provide essential harm reduction based services during the coronavirus pandemic.  

    We envision a world where all people engaged in sexual exchange and drug use
    can use their power to live healthy and self-determined lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization or oppression.

    Your donation saves lives


    $10 Buys a locally made face mask
    $25 Gives someone a overdose prevention kit
    $50 One week of 24 hour crisis counseling via our national hotline (HIPS longest running unfunded program)
    $100 Gas for a 2 overnight outreach shifts bringing services to those who need it most
    $200 Supports a current or former sex works as a peer volunteer
    $500 Supplies our mobile services with harm reduction materials for a week

     

    Would 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.

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    Your monthly donation mean that HIPS can stay relevant and responsive to community needs!!

    Last year HIPS pink donors helped support new employment opportunities at HIPS for current and former sex workers, supported learning opportunities for our clients, and so much more.

    A donation of $10 per month or more automatically enrolls you as a HIPS Pink Membership, and have access to our pink member newsletter, special events and access to special swag and discounts. 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.

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    2012 Giving

    Your contribution helps make our work possible!

     

    $25 HIPS Helping Hand! Snacks and hot chocolate for a night of outreach

    $75 HIPS Friend! Provides our “Community Lunch” for one afternoon

    $150 HIPS Advocate! Safer sex supplies for one night of outreach

    $200 HIPS Ally! One night’s shelter and safety counselling for a victim of violence

    $600 HIPS Leader! Hotline services for six weeks for 50 callers!

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HIPS Board member since 2014. International development consultant finding ways to support HIV prevention at home and abroad.

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