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About Us

Founded in 1987, The Damien Center is Indiana's oldest and largest AIDS service organization (ASO) and serves more than 4,000 individuals affected and infected by HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive, innovative approach to HIV care and prevention.  

As the largest ASO in the state of Indiana, we provide services to more than 25% of all individuals living with HIV in the state. By making our wide variety of programs and services available in-house, we utilize a one-stop-shop approach to caring for those affected by HIV and preventing its spread. We work to reduce the amount of HIV and increase the amount of healthy, immune-boosting cells in our patients' bodies, improving the health of clients and our community.

Located in downtown Indianapolis in the Holy Cross neighborhood, The Damien Center is easy to access and offers care and services for anyone infected or affected by HIV.

Mission: What is our purpose?

Our mission is to empower persons in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS to move forward each day with dignity and to lead the fight to prevent the spread of HIV.

Vision: What we seek to build

We envision Central Indiana free of the suffering caused by HIV/AIDS. Until then, we envision that every HIV-affected person in Central Indiana knows that The Damien Center is a safe and welcoming place so that no barriers separate people from the services they need to prolong and enhance their lives.

Values: The culture we strive for

Respect  – We believe in the dignity and worth of every person and are committed to act accordingly.
Integrity – We will be exemplary stewards of the resources entrusted to us to accomplish our mission.
Quality  – We will be innovative, collaborative, and highly skilled at program and service design and delivery.
Diversity – We will design and deliver programs and services that meet the unique needs of diverse communities and strive to be a safe, welcoming place for all people.

Strategic Intent: What we seek to accomplish

We will boldly, proactively, and persistently respond to the changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Central Indiana. We will build on our strengths and become even more person-centered in our services and the way they are delivered by growing closer to those affected by the disease and by connecting community solutions so that no person in Central Indiana impacted by HIV/AIDS lacks the care they need to live a longer, healthier, more productive life. With the same innovative and proactive person-centered approach, we will lead the community in the fight to prevent the spread of HIV.

The Damien Center saves lives everyday!


Our Team >

Meet our staff members, and find out what makes them passionate about supporting those affected by HIV. From case managers and risk specialists to certified HIV testers and licensed counselors, our team is here to empower patients to face HIV with dignity.

History >

Our history is rich with innovation, growth, and leadership in the fight against HIV. Established in response to the local AIDS crisis, The Damien Center is now a local and national leader in HIV care and prevention.

Our Board >

Full of community leaders, innovators, and top-notch professionals, our Board of Directors leads the way as The Damien Center continues to establish itself as a leader in the fight against HIV.

Annual Report >

Our annual reports showcase how our approach has evolved to fight HIV in Indiana and support those who have it in the most effective, efficient ways possible.

Jobs & Internships >

Join our team! We offer a competitive benefits package, unique team environment and organizational culture, and the opportunity to fight HIV right here in our community. 

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