201-996-9100 Bergen Main Office or 201-533-4407 Hudson Office ber@hipcil.org
Heightened Independence & Progress - Programs and Services


Information and Referral

frequently occurs as a brief service where staff either provides direct information or functions as a clearinghouse, directing individuals to other appropriate resources.

Individual and Systems Advocacy

Assist people with disabilities to understand their rights and responsibilities under various federal and state laws dealing with housing, employment, education, community access, recreation, transportation, family and lifestyle.

Independent Living Skills Training

is the sharing of any information or support which enables individuals to function as independently as possible.   A great deal of staff time is devoted to the provision of these core services.

Peer Support

Services are provided by persons with disabilities who may be staff members, consumers, or other individuals who are in a position to be of assistance as a result of their own life experiences.


Assist people with disabilities to transition from nursing homes and other institutional settings back to their homes and community.
Provide, through the Youth Services program, information and training to youth and their families about transition from high school to adult life. Facilitate the SAIL, Self-Advocacy and Independent Living, program the dRC developed for youth ages 16-21.