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hip - Heightened Independence & Progress. A Center for Independent Living for People with Disabilities.


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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hip's "In It to Win It" 2022 Summer Calendar Raffle!

Cash Prizes for Each and Every Weekday during
June, July and August 2022.

$2,500 in Cash Prizes!

Sponsored by
Heightened Independence and Progress (hip)
to Benefit the Provision of Independent Living
Services to People with Disabilities

As of May 27, 2022,  Richard Pietrzak has sold
35 calendar raffle tickets.
hip thanks him for supporting our organization annually.

COVID-19 Community Response Program
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Celebrate the ADA!

Celebrate the ADA!

Today is the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) America’s first intensive legislation focusing on the equality for people with disabilities. This Act has been an impetus in driving our country forward towards equal opportunity, …

Letter July 2022

Letter July 2022

Sometimes things are happening so fast that there is scarcely enough time to stop to tell everyone about what we have been doing at hip. We spent the spring taking advantage of the relaxed social distancing and mask rules...

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 is the new three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Starting July 16, 2022, you can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

Need a lawyer? We can Help.

Need a lawyer? We can Help.

Our lawyers provide no-cost legal services for eligible residents of Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic Counties.

Call (973) 523-2900 to learn how we van help.

Northeast, New Jersey

Want a Clean State?

Want a Clean State?

Want a clean state?

Our attorneys provide free legal assistance with expungement of criminal records.
Call (973) 523-2900 to learn how we can help.

Northeast, New Jersey

hipNews Winter Spring 2022

hipNews Winter Spring 2022

hip Newsletter Winter Spring 2022: From the Desk of the President:, The Calendar Raffle is Back – and Better Than Ever!, Sharing Life Experiences from Our hip Friends, Learn New Skills – Gain A New View of the World, Disability Etiquette, What is it Like Living with Autism?, Masks and Communication, hip Thanks…, and more.

PSEG-NJ Utility Support Program for Residents

PSEG-NJ Utility Support Program for Residents

Are you behind on your utility bills? PSEG can help you get back on track. Utility payment assistance programs have expanded to include more people in need. The state’s COVID-19 utility moratorium grace period is coming to an end on March 15th. See utility assistance programs that are currently available. (English & Spanish)

Register Ready

Register Ready

The first step in emergency preparedness for individuals who may need assistance in a disaster.

Are You Looking for Housing?

Are You Looking for Housing?

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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!”

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Hudson County

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

Braille by Multimedia Transcription Service (MTS) IS A PROJECT OF hip

Source for state-of-the-Art braille transcription.

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New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)


New Jersey Division of Disability Services


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