HIP: Heightened Independence & Progress-Rehabilitation Technology Programs

HIP: Heightened Independence & Progress-Rehabilitation Technology Programs

The Modification Access Project (MAP)

Provides financial assistance to Bergen County residents who have disabilities or are over the age of 60 who require increased access to their homes in order to accommodate disabilities. Such projects can include ramps, widening of doorways, roll-in showers, lifts, automatic door openers and more. Where needed, MAP can also help pay for professional evaluations.

The Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)

Assists Bergen County residents with disabilities or those who are over 60 to purchase medical and non-medical equipment and services that can help improve their day to day lives. This type of equipment could include bathroom safety bars, bath benches, walkers, hearing aids, automobile modifications, air conditioners, as well as rental of wheelchairs.

MAP and SNAP are funded by the Bergen County Department of Human Services

New Jersey Polio Network

Aids individuals throughout the state who have been affected by polio. Individuals can apply for grants for such needs as medical evaluations, home modifications, assistive devices and medical transportation costs.

For more information, contact Maria Valentin (201) 996-9100 ext. 18.

Heightened Independence & Progress: A Center for Independent Living for People with Disabilities


Bergen County Branch:

131 Market Street, Suite 120

Hackensack, NJ  07601

(201) 996-9100

FAX (201) 996-9422

TDD (201) 996-9424

email: ber@hipcil.org

Hudson County Branch:

35 Journal Square, Suite 703

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 533-4407

FAX: (201) 533-4421

TDD: (201) 533-4409

Email: hud@hipcil.org

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the HIP pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers 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 HIP: Heightened Independence & Progress-Rehabilitation Technology Programs

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above numbers for more information on the HIP Program.

    Liked by 1 person

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