Help Us Make Change and Improve Lives in 2019

I've made a big commitment to giving in support of HIPS, and I hope you will too. Here's why:

Because HIPS makes a difference every day and every night. You probably know HIPS providers safer sex materials, syringe exchange, testing, and support groups through our drop-in center and outreach van. Did you know we also provide shower and laundry facilities, a clothing closet, community lunches, and housing assistance?

Because HIPS literally helps save lives. HIPS has been DC's leader in making life-saving naloxone available to reverse opioid overdoses.

Because HIPS serves the trans community. More than 1 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. We provide STI and primary care clinics, Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder, and Hep C treatment.

Because HIPS is stepping up to change policy. HIPS is working to ensure a voice for our clients in DC's budget and policies and decriminalize the lives of our clients, including advancing our groundbreaking bill to decriminalize sex work in DC.

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

But all of this costs a lot of money. Expanding our services and staff and improving our drop-in and office space 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 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 & safety

     

    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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    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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Director of Policy, National Center for Transgender Equality; JD/MSW; Louisville, Ky. native; Oberlin alumna
$14,118.95 raised
GOAL: $15,000.00

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