La Sala Drop In Program

La Sala means family room in Spanish. It is an essential space for engaging in conversation and deepening relations. At DWDC, we have created- La Sala- a community space that is safe for LGBTQIA+ youth in Washington Heights, NYC.

We provide support to LGBTQ youth and young adults, specifically, through creative workshops and courses, skill development, activism and advocacy.

We believe that a strong community that nourishes and grows each member’s strengths and dreams is determined to rise above all obstacles. We believe that everyone deserves a safe space to grow, kick back, and create magic with others.

La Sala is a home.

Past Programming

  • Queer’n Art & Tea
  • Uptown’s Voices Internship Program
  • Noche de Brujx
  • ZumVogue

For more information and current programming, email