“HIPS works to build positive relationships with sex workers through active listening, consistent outreach and unconditional support. We know HIPS harm reduction services help clients improve their lives, and the new Center will allow us to offer more options for success by providing an inviting, professional, local environment for people to seek clinical and social services” — Cyndee Clay, HIPS Executive Director
After more than 20 years of successful outreach and intervention, HIPS is now poised to expand and improve our services beyond our tried-and-true mobile outreach through the establishment of the HIPS Center for Health and Achievement. Located at Ward 6 (H St NE), the Center will include an in-house health clinic, offer medical, mental health and drug treatment services in addition to HIPS easy to access traditional services. Condom distribution, syringe exchange, case management, crisis counseling, shower and laundry facilities, and a clothing closet will continue to be staple services. HIPS will also continue our extensive ‘peer’ program, empowering clients to volunteer alongside staff to offer services and support.