HIPS is Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive
TUESDAY 11/29 #givingtuesday
Our outreach van is crucial to meeting people where they are in the District — and the van that we have now is on its last wheels. We need your help. Can you commit to donating next Tuesday? $50, $25, or even $10 — everything helps.We also need you to show your support! Retweet us (@HIPSDC) and share our posts (facebook.com/iloveHIPS).
Hello, I just wanted to personally reach out and thank you for running a fundraising campaign for us. Fundraising campaigns like this help us to continue unfunded but critical programs like our crisis hotline and mobile outreach programs. Good luck and happy birthday! Best, HIPS DC
Reducing Harm in the Nation’s Capital Since 1993
How does HIPS help? Syringe access and disposal, safer sex materials, harm reduction counsel, HIV HEP testing, care coordination, care navigation, PREP, SNS, CRCS, housing navigation, + other integral support.
WHY am I including a fundraiser for a D.C. based program here?
BECAUSE Philly and Pittsburg potentially could benefit from similar sex work friendly services.
When communities allow victims, survivors, consensual workers and exiting workers to communicate freely in their own language about their needs it changes the narrative from being something that enables to that which empowers.
It is also a more honest way to glean statistics for improving the way we identify and target community needs and interests.
SEX WORK FRIENDLY SUPPORT HELPS STOP VIOLENCE
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2015 HIPS D.C. DECEMBER 17th ANNOUNCEMENT
December 17th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: Today is never easy.Today, we remember the sex workers we have lost due to brutal violence. Today, we hold and hope for those sex workers who have experienced rape, assault, and harassment. Today, we fear for the sex workers who spend each day praying that it doesn’t happen to them.
Here at HIPS, we are reflecting and working towards a world where International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers will be a history, not a reality.
We invite you to reflect in our space and attend one of our two screenings of Tangerine, a film focused on the power and resilience of sex workers, in the face of all the systemic and societal violence in the United States. The link to the Facebook event is here. The screenings will be held at 3pm and 6pm today, December 17.
In a world where over half of the sex workers we’ve spoken to have experienced violence, from everyone from their clients to the police, every day is a struggle and an achievement. We celebrate their resilience and mourn the systems that perpetuate stigma and condone murder.
Thank you for being with us today and thank you for working to end violence against sex workers.
With love and hope, HIPS
2014 SWOP-USA D/17 POSTER SHOWING STATISTICS ON VIOLENCE AT STREET LEVEL