Mission: THE DAMIEN CENTER PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES AND EDUCATION FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH OR AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ACTIVELY ADVOCATES FOR JUST AND COMPASSIONATE RESPONSES TO THEIR NEEDS THE DAMIEN CENTER IS PROACTIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE EVOLVING FACE OF HIV/AIDS.
Programs: The damien center's housing and economic assistance services department works to ensure that those in need have safe and affordable housing of choice. Frequently, persons living with hiv/aids may have problems meeting rent, utilities, or other housing expenses. The housing assistance program has grant dollars to provide on-going and short term rental assistance to qualifying applicants. We also refer clients wishing to purchase a home to various home-buying programs. The damien center's housing programs include hud hopwa awarded by the city of indianapolis which includes two types of rental and emergency assistance.
the center offers free and confidential hiv testing monday through saturday. The center provides trained, supportive prevention case managers to help counsel groups and individuals who may be considered high risk of hiv or other stds.
care coordination provides specialized case management to anyone living with hiv/aids. A staff of highly trained individuals are available to meet with clients at the damien center's arsenal ave. Location, the individual's home or other mutually agreed upon location, as well as various community locations around indianapolis. Specialized case management for family is provided through riley hospital for children on a weekly basis.
other program services include third party contracts facilitation, kids krew, client services, medical assistance, and capacity building.