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.
Greetings The Memorial Day Weekend with its many parades and events honoring our nation’s heroes marks the official beginning of our summer season. At hip we have several traditions that mark our summer and we want to make sure that you’re aware of them. The 66 days...
The Gift of Purpose By Marianne Valls My mother had given my life but Heightened Independence and Progress (hip) gave my life purpose and direction. I was born with cerebral palsy and although I earned a college degree, I thought that employment was impossible. All I...
Take Control of Your Health Series Are you an adult age 18 or older with an ongoing health condition or a Caregiver? If so, then the free 6 week Take Control of Your Health workshop series is for you! Free refreshments and a gift upon completion! Dates:...
Blind contestant with autism leaves “America’s Got Talent” judges and audience in awe after inspiring performance
Blind contestant with autism leaves "America's Got Talent" judges and audience in awe after inspiring performance BY CHRISTOPHER BRITOMAY 30, 2019 / 12:31 PM / CBS NEWS An "America's Got Talent" contestant who is blind and has autism wowed judges on the show and...
More than one billion people in this world are living with some form of disability. That’s one in seven of us. Eighty percent of these people acquire their disability between the ages of 18 and 64 - the average working age for most - and they are 50% more...
A young woman has a disability that has kept her limited to her home -- but now, she's gotten help to get in and out. Pat Battle reports.
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