WHO WE ARE...Supporting independent living for people with disabilities, hip is a nonprofit agency run by and for people with disabilities. Its purpose is to promote full inclusion and full accessibility for all people, and to enhance the ability of every individual to live and work with maximum independence.
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WHAT WE DO
We provide a wide range of services for people with disabilities in the areas of advocacy, information and referral, peer support, and independent living skills training. We offer employment services, life skills training classes, and recreational activities for adults and young adults. hip also provides services, such as support coordination and care management under a number of state and county programs. hip’s comprehensive services are a critical part of the support network that enables people with disabilities residing in Bergen and Hudson counties to live independently in their communities.
hip is one of 11 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in New Jersey, and one of nearly 500 CILs nationwide. All of hip’s programs and services embody the principles of the Independent Living philosophy, which asserts that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, choices, and control as do people without disabilities. hip currently serves over 1,500 individuals and families in Bergen and Hudson counties. Services are funded through state and federal grants, membership contributions, donations, fundraising, and a host of agencies and foundations that have partnered with hip to realize equal opportunities and inclusion for people with disabilities. If you are interested in learning more about hip, our services, or Independent Living in general, please contact us today.
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