La Clínica’s HIV youth initiative, ¡Empodérate! (Empower Yourself!) is the only bilingual, HIV program that targets young Latino men who have sex with men and young male-to-female transgender Latinas between the ages of 18 and 29 in Washington, DC.  

¡Empodérate! builds on La Clínica’s history of fighting the HIV epidemic in the Latinx community through programs that create a safe and supportive space in which to strengthen individuals and community. 


  • Where are the ¡Empodérate! centers located?

3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW Washington, DC 20010
7411 Riggs Road, Suite 308 Adelphi, MD 20783


  • What are its hours of operation?

General Schedule of Operation:Monday through Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM

Individual Counseling:Monday - Friday 10:00-6:00PM

Meetings for Latina Trans Youth:Wednesday 5:00PM-6:30PM

Meetings for Latino GBQ Youth:Thursday 5:00PM-6:30PM

  • Do I have to make an appointment?

Nope. You can stop by at any time to visit us. Feel free to bring some friends with you also.

  • Do you provide Free HIV Testing on this site?

Yes! You don't need an appointment to get tested. Just come during any of these hours:
Monday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 7:30PM
Wednesday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Our tests are bilingual, free, and completely confidential.


For more information, contact:

Visit ¡Empodérate!'s Facebook page!