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Supporting independent living for people with disabilities, hip is a nonprofit agency run by and for people with disabilities.

Its purpose is to promote full inclusion and full accessibility for all people, and to enhance the ability of every individual to live and work with maximum independence.

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COVID-19 Community Response Program

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Letter – May, 2020

Letter – May, 2020

In my town we’ve just completed a Municipal election to fill three seats on the Council. In the spirit of social distancing It was determined that...

Austin’s Corner

Austin’s Corner

Austin’s Corner

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...


hip hip Hooray!

hip hip Hooray!

hip hip Hooray!   Several months ago, hip’s COVID-19 Community Response Program funded Fusion software for N.M., a longtime hip consumer. N.M....

COVID-19 Community Response Program

COVID-19 Community Response Program

Funding Application   Dear Applicant: Welcome to the COVID-19 Community Response Program, administered by Heightened Independence and Progress...


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Tax assistance for Seniors

Tax assistance for Seniors

Bergen County Volunteer Center Contact Debbie Emery at 201-489-9454 ext. 202 or click here for website.   AARP Tax Assistance Call 877-434-7598...


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“I was so grateful for hip during the pandemic. They checked in on me and made sure I had groceries and was safe. Everyone at hip made me feel like I wasn’t alone – they are truly my guardian angels.”

Bergen Consumer.

“I like the work you do. Everyone is nice and talks to me. You help me with a lot of my things and the other girls help too. I give the office 100 out of 10 stars. Thank you for everything.”

Hudson Consumer

“If hip hadn’t helped me with a new air conditioner this summer, I wouldn’t have been able to function independently and maintain my quality of life. Thanks again for all your help!”

Bergen Consumer.


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We serve people with disabilities in the New Jersey counties of Bergen and Hudson.

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