Drop-In Center

Drop-In Center Update:

Until further notice our Drop-In Center (DIC) will follow the schedule below:

Thursday, July 23rd from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: *Virtual* DIC via Zoom

Monday, July 27th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: *Virtual* DIC via Zoom

Thursday, July 30th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: *Virtual* DIC via Zoom

Monday, August 3rd from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: *Virtual* Writing Workshop with

Just Buffalo Writing Center via Zoom

Wednesday, August 12th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM: *In Person* DIC Craft Night

Monday, August 17th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: *Virtual* DIC via Zoom

If you are interested in getting more information on any of these events or  would like the Zoom link for access please email

Galina Swords, our DIC Coordinator at dropincenter@glyswny.org 

OR fill out the contact from at the bottom of this page!

The best way to stay updated on all of our DIC events is by checking the master calendar at the bottom of our home page!

Our Drop-In Center is open to WNY youth up to 21 years of age who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, questioning or are allies!



GLYS Offices

393 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202


Hours of Operation: 

During the school year (September-June):
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

During July and August:  

Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 12pm to 5:00 p.m.

Check the calendar on the Home Page for special presentations and programs at the Drop-in Center!

Drop-In Center FAQ:

Is there a cost to participate?


There is no cost to participate, simply show up during the hours above, and you can take part in the activities we have scheduled for that day, or just speak with one of our youth mentors who are available during the time.


What do I do when I get there?


When you arrive, come on in! If the door is locked, push the buzzer at the door (located on the side of the building), and you'll be let in.  Once you enter, if this is your first time you'll be introduced to some of the GLYS staff, have a tour of the center and offices, and be asked to fill in a small form with some basic information.  GLYS is partially funded through grants, that ask us to keep track of who we engage with.  Your information is strictly for that purpose, and you never have to answer any question you're uncomfortable with. 


Can I bring my parents/guardian/caretaker?


Of course!  Your parent, guardian, social worker or counselor are welcome to come in with you to tour the Center.

How do I know what's going on in the center?

You can download the monthly calendar from the main page!

Do you ever close unexpectedly?

There are times due to sickness, emergency or due to other issues that the drop in center hours may need to be cancelled.  You can watch our website and social media where we will announce this.  It's always prudent to check these sources before you stop down, or give us a call at 716-855-0221 to confirm!

contact our

dic coordinator here for more information 

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