WHO WE ARE...
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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.
May 1st, 2020, 6:30-11:00 P.M.. Doubletree by Hilton Fort Lee, 2117 Rt 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ
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CANCELLATION OF GALA
All of us at Heightened Independence and Progress were very excited about our upcoming 40th Anniversary Gala. Unfortunately, in light of recent events, our gala has been postponed. Please be careful, be safe and be well so that you can celebrate with us when we reschedule in the future.
From the Desk of the President/CEO
There is no question that this entire COVID-19 response is like nothing we’ve ever experienced. We’ve been suddenly faced with curfews, closures, product shortages and constantly breaking news updating us on the status of the spread of the virus. As I write this from...
Austin’s Corner February 21, 2020 I am Austin Epstein, past President and Vice President of the Board of Trustees at DIAL Center for Independent Living. Brian Fitzgibbons, President/CEO of Heightened Independence & Progress Center for Independent Living (hip) has...
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...
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