BY BTL STAFF
A new counselor and community advocate, Jacqulyn Hippe, LLMSW, will join the LGBT Detroit staff on Dec 1. She will be responsible for client-centered counseling, support group facilitation and community outreach.
Hippe has extensive experience in trauma-related social services throughout the Detroit area. She received her bachelors of arts in women’s studies from the University of Michigan and a masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University’s School of Social Work. Hippe is a native of Lansing and a resident of Metro Detroit.
“The LGBT Detroit community will certainly benefit from having Ms. Hippe on our staff,” said Curtis Lipscomb, executive director of LGBT Detroit. “Due to the State of Michigan’s belief in our mission, Ms. Hippe’s contribution will enable LGBT Detroit to strengthen our services by offering opportunities to help heal and support LGBT people traumatized by domestic and sexual violence.”
LGBT Detroit has been granted an award from Michigan’s Crime Victims Service Commission with funding from The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA). The focus of VOCA is to help victims of criminal actions through means other than punishment of the criminal.
“I am excited that Ms. Hippe has joined our team,” said Danny Inman, program coordinator at LGBT Detroit. “Her role helps to expand our programs and services and makes it possible to provide much needed services for LGBT people.”