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COVID-19 Update from Heightened Independence & Progress (hip) Center for Independent Living 

Updated 4/8/2020

Heightened Independence & Progress (hip) continues to monitor the ongoing crisis as it unfolds. We want you, the individuals and families we serve and our social service partners to know that while the hip team are working remotely to comply with the social distancing mandate, we are here to support you during this challenging time. As a Center for Independent Living, it is our role to ensure individuals with all types of disabilities of all ages have access to information and resources. While our staff are all working remotely, we have the technology to allow us to maintain operations offsite. We will continue to work in this manner until further notice.  

 The hip team have been contacting the consumers that we serve in Bergen and Hudson counties to continue our efforts in supporting them and ensuring they have all the basic necessities like food, medication, etc. and are prepared to weather this emergency. 

 We understand the toll that this situation is having on the health and wellness of the individuals we serve and the continued disruptions this has caused for all of us. As such, we want to play our part in minimizing any further risk. All social and recreational events, educational seminars and drop-in visits are cancelled until further notice. All visits are being handled via telephone during this timeframe. Many of our programs have specific protocols that must be adhered to and we ask that you reach out to your specific case manager with any questions you may have. Staff are checking their office voicemail regularly. 

 The hip Board of Directors and administrative team will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and keep you apprised of any changes as they occur. All communications will be posted on our website and Facebook page. 

On behalf of the entire hip team we wish you all much health as we get through these unprecedented times. As we have heard so many times recently, we will get through this together. May all of you continue to be safe and well.

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