Help HIPS Raise Our Game in 2018!

I've made a big commitment to giving in support of HIPS, and I hope you will too. Need a few more reasons to give? How about:

Because HIPS makes a difference every day and every night. You probably know HIPS providers safer sex materials, syringes, testing, support groups and all kinds of support through our office and the famous HIPS Outreach Van. Did you know that we also provide HIV and Hep C testing, shower and laundry facilities, a clothing closet, community lunches, and housing navigation assistance?

Because HIPS literally helps save lives. HIPS has already provided over 200 doses of lifesaving Naloxone, which so far have help reverse nearly 20 opioid overdoses. HIPS is working hard to expand Naloxone distribution.

Because HIPS serves the trans community. About 1 in 8 trans people—most of them trans people of color—have done sex or drug-related work to get by. One in 3 HIPS clients is transgender. In effect, HIPS is one of the leading organizations serving trans people in the region.

Because HIPS is expanding health services in our Center for Health and Achievement. We're currently providing HIV and Hep C testing and treatment through a partnership with the National Institutes of Health, and working to add more services.

Because HIPS is leading the way in harm reduction. HIPS recently also won a demonstration grant to establish DC’s first treatment program for active (non-abstinent) drug users.

Because HIPS is stepping up to change policy. HIPS has long advocated for policies that support health, empowerment, and safety. In 2017, HIPS took this work to the next level on issues ranging from the District budget, homelessness and Medicaid to policing, civil rights, and introducing a bill to eliminate criminal penalties for consensual sex work.

Basically, HIPS is one of the most awesome organizations ever.

But all of this costs a lot of money. Replacing the van, expanding our services and our staff, making improvements in our office space -- these are serious expenses and we need your help. 

The best way to give is to set up a recurring monthly donation -- see the link above. Monthly giving is an easy way to step up your support and helps HIPS count on funding we can use as we plan to strengthen and expand our work.

Please support HIPS, and share with your friends, family, and colleagues!

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    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 serves an average of 950 clients per month.  For an up to date list of the services we offer click here.

    Our community needs HIPS, and HIPS needs you. 

     How your donations help:

    $10 – 10 lunches for street-based clients

    $25 –  25 fentanyl testing strips that go to people and communities affected by overdose.

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

    $100 – gas for a whole weekend of overnight 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.

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    Give a Monthly Donation

    $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.

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HIPS Board Chair; Director of Policy, National Center for Transgender Equality; Louisville, Ky. native; Oberlin alumna
$11,553.95 raised
GOAL: $15,000.00

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