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Help HIPS Secure DC's Harm Reduction Home

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HIPS (Honoring Individual Power & Strength), needs our help.

HIPS build is being put up for sale.. With just $350,000 raised, HIPS will be able to purchase the building and secure a permanent home. We are already one third of the way there! But without these funds, HIPS will likely be forced to move which will cause a disruption in our live saving services. When our building originally sold in 2019 - our rent increased by 30% - at the start of the pandemic -which stretched our resources and limited what we could spend on our critical community programs. With another pending sale - our rent could raise even more. However, with the purchase of our building our future is in our own hands - and we will actually pay less month to month. It also protects HIPS and our programs from the future problems with new landlords or ever increasing rent prices.

For 30 years, HIPS has been the lifeline for harm reduction and compassionate services for sex workers, drug users, and the unhoused LGBTQ+ community in Washington DC. We do the work no one else does, providing essential services, advocacy, and community engagement led by those with lived experience.

Why This Matters:

We Serve Over 15,000 People Annually: Our mobile services program operates 24/7, reaching those often left behind.
We Are the Community: 85% of our staff have lived experience in our issues, and we are the largest local employer of BIPOC LGBTQ individuals in the city.
We Lead with Impact: From needle exchange programs to the repeal of prostitution-free zones, our advocacy has transformed lives.

How You Can Help:
Donate Now: Every dollar counts and brings us closer to securing our future. Your contribution is crucial.
Share Our Campaign: Spread the word to your friends, family, and networks. The more people who know, the closer we get to our goal.

Our down payment deadline has been extended to the end of September, giving us more time to reach our $350,000 goal! This extension provides a critical opportunity to secure the funds needed to save HIPS’s Center and continue providing life-changing services. Together, we can ensure HIPS continues to be the beacon of hope and support for our community.

Please donate and share today.


  • Jenna Bluestein
    • $100 
    • 6 hrs
  • Lucy Arthur-Paratley
    • $100 
    • 8 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 10 hrs
  • B Cavello
    • $50 
    • 18 hrs
  • Johnny Bailey
    • $40 
    • 1 d


Bo Belotti
Washington D.C., DC

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