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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.
hip's Annual Holiday Party December 15, 2019 Dinner, Dancing, Music & Holiday Cheer Place: Double Tree Hotel, 2117 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM Cost: $42,00 per person * Transportation is no longer available
May 1st, 2020, 6:30-11:00 P.M.. Doubletree by Hilton Fort Lee, 2117 Rt 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ
For more information contact: Trish Carney at email@example.com
From the Desk of the President/CEO
Eileen Goff In Loving Memory By now many of you have heard that hip’s beloved founder and former President/CEO Eileen Goff passed away on August 3, 2019. The opening paragraph of her obituary stated that she was a woman of remarkable warmth, generosity, dignity and...
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...
On October 21 hip’s Adjustment to Vision Loss consumers enjoyed a wonderful event at the Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst. This was an amazing day for us. We had such a great time getting to know everyone and spending time learning about the Meadowlands....
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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