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
FAX (201) 996-9422
TDD (201) 996-9424
Hudson County Branch:
35 Journal Square, Suite 703
Jersey City, NJ 07306
FAX: (201) 533-4421
TDD: (201) 533-4409
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.