Deirdre Daly donated 2019-06-05 09:58:17 -0400HIPS 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
Deirdre Daly donated 2020-02-11 05:39:04 -0500
$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.
Deirdre Daly wants to volunteer 2015-07-24 11:50:11 -0400
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.