Jun 25, 2020

State of the Damien Center

by Tyler Neal

State of the Damien CenterPlease join us in watching this video of Damien Center President and CEO, Alan Witchey, as he discusses several exciting changes to the center. 

We’re incredibly grateful that you care about the Damien Center and support its mission. The security you provide to clients—the knowledge that we have a...

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Jun 17, 2020

Damien Center and Community Partners Release Report on Critical LGBTQ+ Needs within the Indianapolis Community

INDIANAPOLIS (June 17, 2020) – Today, Damien Center and its partners revealed the results of a needs assessment survey conducted this spring among LGBTQ+ community members living in Indianapolis. Released during Pride Month 2020 in Indianapolis, the report identifies critical needs, opportunities for improvement, and gaps in available services that...

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Jun 04, 2020

A COVID-19 Success Story

A COVID-19 Success Story 37 of 37 homeless and HIV positive people who Damien Center helped house back in March made it through those first scary weeks of shutdowns. None of them contracting COVID-19.      

 "My first night at the hotel I thought, 'Praise God!' says Craig Gilbert, a 61-year old gentleman. “The air was so clean; I had a room...

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Jun 02, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Our country stands at a crossroads. We are witnessing the results of generations of racial injustice, and we must all face the difficult reality that racial inequity runs deep in our veins and healing will be a long road.

The Damien Center will actively advocate against systemic racism and the historic...

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May 22, 2020

Food Pantry Update

Food Pantry Update On June 1, the Coby Palmer Food Pantry at the Damien Center resumed its pre-Covid level of service, but it will operate a little differently than before.  

“We want to better regulate our stock of food and hygiene supplies,” says Juliana Blount, the Food Pantry Coordinator. “Before Covid, the first of the month...

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May 13, 2020

Donor Impact Report - May 2020

by Emily Leiserson

Your Impact.Thank you for your incredible generosity during these challenging times. Below are just a few of the ways that gifts like yours have kept the Damien Center’s services accessible to clients. 

Food PantryYour donations kept the food pantry open as it transitioned from its normal operations to a model that is safe and...

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May 11, 2020

Services Don't Stop During a Pandemic

“One thing I’m impressed with at the Damien Center,” says Michael Martinez, “in light of a problem, they respond to it.” Michael would know. He has been on the receiving end of services before Covid-19, moving to central Indiana from Ft. Wayne several years ago. “There are lots of moving...

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Apr 25, 2020

Virtual Deborah J. Simon Spotlight Indy 2020

by Tyler Neal

The show must go onOur friends at the Indiana AIDS Fund are hosting this year's Deborah J. Simon Spotlight virtually to help close gaps in funding and continue to support the community. Because there is no in-person event this year, Spotlight is looking to fill a $55,000 gap and you...

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