Heightened Independence & Progress (hip)

Heightened Independence & Progress (hip)

Providing Support Coordination Services in Bergen and Hudson Countries in Partnership with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)


Empowering People with Disabilities to Achieve Independent Living through Outreach, Advocacy and Education

What is Support Coordination?

*Assessing the needs, wishes and desired outcomes of each individual.

*Developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) along with the individual, their family and those identified as part of the team.

*Locating the supports and services identified in the ISP so as to meet the needs of the individual and their family.

*Linking the consumer and family with service providers and generic community resources.

*Coordinating the identified supports and services as requested by the individual and their family.

*Monitoring supports and services to assure that the ISP is implemented and continues to meet the needs and desires of the individual, while their health and safety are assured.

*Maintaining eligibility information and assisting individuals in applying for the benefits for which they are eligible.

*Who is Eligible for Support Coordination Services?

Support Coordination Services are available to individuals registered with DDD.

*What is a Support Coordination Agency?

A Support Coordination Agency helps you get the services you need. A Support Coordinator will assist through the process of self-direction and empowerment. The Support Coordinator will provide information about the range of services available during the planning meeting.

Why Choose Heightened Independence and Progress as your Support Coordination Agency?

hip has been providing services to people with disabilities for over 30 years. Our Support Coordinators understand the concept of independent living and have extensive training in the DDD Supports Program, person-centered planning and developmental disabilities. Our Hudson County Support Coordinators are bilingual and can meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community.

hip’s DDD Support Coordination Program

Step 1:  If you registered with DDD and a resident of Bergen or Hudson Countries:

hip’s Support Coordinators will:

*Assist in identifying and utilizing community-based programs, resources and services to develop a plan to meet your individual needs.

Step 2: Through developing the individualized Service Plan:

hip’s Support Coordinators will:

*Assist in identifying goals and needs in accessing community-based programs and services.

*Explore the natural supports of family, neighbors and community to assist in developing and designing a plan to meet your individual needs.

Step 3: Once your plan is approved by DDD:

hip’s Support Coordinator will:

*Continue to be there every step of the way. Ongoing contact will ensure that necessary services are in place not only for today but also for the future.

About Heightened Independence & Progress

Heightened Independence and Progress (hip) is a private, non-profit agency that administer two non-residential Centers for Independent Living. hip has been assisting people with disabilities to maintain their independence in the community for the past 30 years. Run by and for people who themselves have disabilities, hip’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve independent living through outreach, advocacy and education.

hip’s Services Include:

*Information and Referral

*Home/Needs Assessment

*Case Management Programs

*Youth Transitioning Services (Ages 14-21)

*Assistance Applying for Financial Entitlement Programs

*And Much More….

Contact Information:

DDD Support Coordination-Bergen

Phone: (201) 996-9100

Fax: (201) 996-9422

DDD Support Coordinator-Hudson

Phone: (201) 533-4407

Fax: (201) 533-4421


Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Division of Developmental Disabilities pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more information.





About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Heightened Independence & Progress (hip)

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above numbers for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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