What We Are About
HIPS advances the health rights and dignity, of people and communities impacted by sex work and drug use by providing non-judgmental harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement led by those with lived experience.
HIPS was formed in 1993 by community representatives in response to the recognized need for specialized services for youth engaging in sex for gain in Washington, D.C. We have since grown into a comprehensive program providing a variety of services, education and advocacy to sex workers, drug users and their communities. Learn more
We envision a world where all people can use their power to live healthy and self-determined lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization or oppression.
At our drop in center, HIPS Center for Health and Achievement, our services are expansive. We always offer syringe exchange, both walk in and delivery, and we do condom distribution during daytime and night time outreach. For an up to date list of the services we offer click here.