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Effective Immediately:

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the following programs and services will be temporarily postponed or suspended:

Community Tuesday, Building a Future classes, Client Advisory Committee, Friday lunches, Friday Haircuts, Volunteer Programs

New Building Hours -
Monday - Thursday, 9am-4:30pm
Friday - 9am-3pm

Testing Center - If you are in need of testing at this time, please call 317-632-0123 to consult with an HIV/STD counselor. You must call first. The Damien Center is not currently accepting walk-in clients. 

The food pantry will operate during the following schedule: Monday - 10am-2pm, Tuesday - 12pm-4pm, Wednesday - 12pm-4pm, Thursday - 10am-2pm, Friday 12pm-3pm 
If you are accessing the food pantry, please click here to read important information before you arrive.

Food Pantry

Food PantryDue to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the food pantry will operate during the following schedule: 
Wednesday, March 25 (12pm-4pm); Thursday, March 26 (12pm-4pm); Friday, March 27 (12pm-3pm).

Damien Center's food pantry provides a variety of nutritional foods for our clients. The food in our pantry is meant to act as a supplement to our clients’ household nutrition needs. Our convenient, pre-packaged grocery bags may include breakfast options (cereal, oatmeal), beans, vegetables, canned meats, soups, fruit, starches (pasta, rice, potatoes), bread, frozen meats, and other items as available. Food pantry order contents are based on current availability.

We provide food assistance to both our own clients and those who receive services at other AIDS Service Organizations. To access the food pantry every two weeks, clients must have an approved referral.

Please contact your Care Coordinator for more information about referrals. Don't have a Care Coordinator? Get linked to care through our Linkage to Care team. 

Food Pantry hours:

  • Monday 10am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12pm-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-5:00pm
  • Friday 1pm-3pm

Current Needs

To donate to the Food Pantry, contact us at 317-632-0123 ext. 270 or ajackson@damien.org.

We are always in need of new and unopened hygiene or toiletry items, including:

  • Laundry pods
  • Dish soap (small bottles)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream​
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Hygiene/disinfectant wipes
  • Ziplock bags

When you generously donate these items, we are better able to spend more money on food, increasing nutrition and variety for our clients. Of course, food donations are always encouraged and welcome. If you wish to donate food items, please consider the following:

  • canned fruits
  • Ensure (TM) (or other nutritional drinks)
  • small, healthy snack items
  • soups
  • other non-perishables (canned fruits or vegetables, boxed items, etc.)