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.

June 04, 2018Press Releases

The Damien Center earns second consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

4-Star Rating

On the heels of the organization’s 30th anniversary, The Damien Center, Indiana’s leader in HIV/AIDS care and prevention, has received Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating for strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the second consecutive year that Damien has received this acknowledgement. “This rating exemplifies the integrity of our governance and financial accountability.” Charity Navigator serves as the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.

“Only 30% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Damien Center outperforms most other charities in America,” says Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher in a letter dated June 1, 2018. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The Damien Center apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

About The Damien Center

As the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in Indiana, The Damien Center’s programs are all offered free of charge. Our one-stop-shop approach to HIV care and prevention works to empower those affected or infected by HIV. The Damien Center receives funding from grants, as well as individual and corporate donors.

The Damien Center’s rating and other information about Charity Navigator can be found here.The Damien Center is Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization. It is a leading resource, provider and advocate for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education and related services. For the latest up-to-date information follow us on Facebook and like us on Twitter and Instagram.