Grand Opening: Downtown Day Services Center

The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) has launched  the Downtown Day Services Center for individuals experiencing homelessness. The new center is located in the basement of the New York Ave Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Ave NW).

The center is open Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM pm and provides free services for individuals of all ages experiencing homelessness utilizing a Housing First method to connect folks with supportive services. These services include drop-in access to:

-Food and beverages (served from 11;30 AM to 1:00 PM, and after if they have extra)

-Restroom and shower facilities

-Laundry machines

-Computer/Internet Access

-Social activities and entertainment

Through a partnership with the DC Department of Employment services, DC Department of Health, DC DMV, Economic Security Administration, Unity Health Care and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless the Day Center also provides:

-Housing Services

-Case Management

-‘Disability’ application assistance


-Harm Reduction services

-Employment assistance

-Non-driver Identifications

-Legal Services

-Vital Records

With the support of DC Department of Human Services, Pathways to Housing DC and HIPS the Day Center uses a holistic approach to serve it’s population. Although the center has not publicized it’s measures to be inclusive towards the LGBTQ+ community, we know that the design team has taken great measures to make the space comfortable and cozy to all.  Department of Employment Services is typically on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Department of Motor Vehicles is typically on site on Wedneesdays.   Pathways to Housing and HIPS are typically on site daily.

For More information: or (202) 383-8810

2019 The Gran Varones Positive Digital Art Fellowship Application

Gran Varones

Gran Varones esta empezando un beca para homres LGBTQIA+ latinx/afro-latinx y VIH positivo de los edades 21-35.

La beca de Gran Varones es una programa national que empeso con la ayuda de ViiV Healthcare para crear un grupo de 5 VIH positivo hombres LGBTQIA+ latinx/afro-latinx de los edades 21-35. El grupo va a tener recursos para combatar la estigma de VIH y promover apoyo familar in comunidades Latinxpor medio de narración digital, fortaleza comunitaria y organización cultural. Pioridad sera para individuos del Sur (EEUU) y personas nueavas al activismo.

La aplicación cierra el 8 de Febrero


Gran Varones is launching a fellowship for hiv positive latinx and afro-latinx gay, queer, trans and bi men ages 21-35.

The Gran Varones Fellowship is a national initiative, launched in partnership with ViiV Healthcare to develop the leadership of a cohort of 5 HIV positive Latinx & Afro-Latinx Gay, Queer, Trans and Bisexual Men ages 21-35 based in the US. Throughout the fellowship, the cohort will be supported with resources to combat HIV stigma and promote family acceptance in Latinx communities through digital storytelling, community building and cultural organizing. Priority will be given to individuals that are based in the South and individuals who may be new to organizing around issues related to HIV and LGBTQ activism.

Application due February 8th

Latino GLBT History Project Clothing Drive

We all want our community to thrive.  Join the Latino GLBT History Project as they kick off their new project “Create Your History” which aims to provide homeless LGBTQ+ Youth of Color skills, experience, and the confidence needed to find living-wage jobs through image and job attainment consulting.

Clothing can be an expression of one’s identity, culture, and feelings.
Clean your closet and donate your business casual and business professional clothes to homeless LGBTQ+ Youth of Color who are on a tight budget and need to build a professional wardrobe.

Last Day to Donate:
December 14th
At the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Todos queremos que nuestra comunidad próspera.  Unirse con el Latino GLBT History Project a commencar el proyecto nuevo: “Crear Su Historia” que enfoca a dar Jovenes de Color LGBTQ+ sin hogar, experiencia, abilidades y la confiancia necesaria para encontrar trabajos de salario sufficiente para vivir y crecer. Hacen esto en forma de consultas de imagen profesional y realización de trabajo.

Ropa nos puede ayudar expresar nuestro cultura, identidad y sentimientos. Limpia su armario y dona su ropa profesional para ayudar la comunidad Joven de Color LGBTQ+ sin hogar, que nececitan la ropa para empecar a trabajar.

Ultima Dia Para Donar

December 14

En La Officina Del Alcalde De Asuntos LGBTQ