Leigh Ann Evanson donated 2018-09-17 20:20:21 -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
Leigh Ann Evanson donated 2016-09-26 21:05:19 -0400
$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.
Leigh Ann Evanson donated 2015-07-10 20:11:25 -0400
Leigh Ann Evanson donated 2012-12-29 11:24:52 -0500
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!Donate
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.