Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the food pantry will operate during the following schedule: Monday - 10am-2pm, Tuesday - 12pm-4pm, Wednesday - 12pm-4pm, Thursday - 10am-2pm. If you are accessing the food pantry, please click here to read important information before you arrive. To see the full list of changes for COVID-19, click here

Popular Opinion Leader Training

Monday, October 28th, 2019, 10am - 2:30pm

Damien Center

Become an advocate for HIV prevention. Our Popular Opinion Leaders empower people in their community by becoming a leader and educating others on HIV prevention and care.

To attend one of our upcoming training sessions, please sign-up here. 

Lunch will be provided at each training session.

About the Popular Opinion Leaders

In the fight against HIV, Damien Center is a local and national leader. It has welcomed innovation, growth and leadership by creating and expanding services to improve both individual and community health. Damien Center’s comprehensive, one-stop-shop approach to HIV/AIDS care and prevention reduces the amount of HIV in the body as well as improves the immune system. Our programs speak for themselves when it comes to showing support and passion for meeting the needs of the community, and Damien Center’s new Popular Opinion Leader (POL) program continues to represent that.

This program’s approach to HIV/AIDS prevention is a little different than what has been done before. We believe the best way to prevent HIV and AIDS is by inviting key people – community members and leaders like yourself- to attend two informational education sessions. Because you are already respected by your friends, they probably turn to you for advice, value your opinions, and may even model their behavior after yours. By updating you on the latest information on prevention, you will be able to give accurate, expert advice to others and perhaps save some lives. Our POLs are community members from a variety of cultures, races, organizations, and social groups that are trained to become influencers to those around them. Once trained, POL’s promote risk reduction measures such as: periodic HIV/STI testing, condom use, and PrEP.

Upcoming: Monday, November 11th, 2019, 10am - 1pm