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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 (Closed on Fridays after 4/9/20)
If you are accessing the food pantry, please click here to read important information before you arrive.

Food Pantry and In-Kind Gifts

We also accept in-kind donations, which allow you give tangible items rather than cash donations that benefit the clients we serve. We accept in-kind donations to support several areas:

  • Food Pantry 
  • Silent auctions 
  • Support a client for the holidays: Individuals, corporations, churches, and civic groups can adopt a Damien Center client or family during the holiday season, providing gifts that will help make a happier holiday.

Current Food Pantry Needs

To donate to the Food Pantry, contact Ashley Jackson at (317) 632-0123 x270 or email her at 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.)