Community Growth

Gigi Thomas is on call 24 hours a day. The transgender client advocate and hotline supervisor for Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS), in Adams Morgan, has no idea where she will be when a sex worker might call her seeking help or information, such as directions to the nearest shelter or hospital. On a late Thursday night for instance, Thomas can be found on the streets of Washington looking for prostitutes who want help. And thanks to Brother Help Thyself