Lauren Rosenbaum

  • donated 2019-12-31 21:41:10 -0500


    $19,293.00 raised
    GOAL: $18,000.00

    Your donations help us
    Honor Individual Power and Strength

    "When I came to the drop-in, I was homeless, working the streets and unable to even couch surf.At HIPS, I was able to shower, I was able to eat, and hang out in a safe place to gather my thoughts. Things are still tough, but I have an efficiency and am grateful that the time at HIPS helped me get there”. -2019 client


    Donate to: 

    share a meal ($10)
    support a safe shower ($15)
    fill our gas tank ($50)
    overdose prevention kit ($75)
    stipends for Advocates ($100)
    a month of resealable lube!! ($300) 
    Demand Justice (priceless, but donate anyway) 

    We are grateful you have our back.


  • wants to volunteer 2015-02-17 22:41:38 -0500

    Volunteer with HIPS!

    Our Summer Volunteer Training is now open.

    We are looking for dedicated, empathetic volunteers to support the goals and mission of HIPS in myriad ways, including on our Outreach Van, Hotline, through fundraising efforts, and even administrative work. Volunteers are integral to the work of HIPS.

    We're looking forward to working together!


    How to Become a HIPS Volunteer 101:

    1. Fill out our application. The contact form at the bottom of this page is not the application. Your completed application reserves you a spot in the orientation. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

    2. Come to Orientation! This is required for everyone who wants to volunteer, and is a great chance for you to meet us and find out more about the organization and harm reduction! Ideally, this orientation will help you decide if you want to commit to volunteering at HIPS, and which volunteer roles you're interested in. This year's orientation is on May 12th, at 11 AM.

    PLEASE NOTE: There are no make-up sessions for our orientation. If you cannot attend an orientation, we'll keep you on the list for the next orientation. We hold training in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to be added to our email list.

    3. Interview with the outreach team! Our trainings have limited spots. We want to meet you and make sure you'd be a good fit (and that we're a good fit for you). We hold trainings three times per year, and you can definitely interview more than once for the volunteer roles you want!

    4. Attend all sessions of training for the volunteer position(s) that you accept! 


    Find the dates, times, and details of our upcoming Volunteer Orientation & Training here

    Find a list of current volunteer positions here



    Become a volunteer