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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...
“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...Continue Reading
2019 has been a transformative one for Todd Fuqua: the Damien Center asked him to share his story—and his status. Todd is HIV positive.
To Hell and Back
In 2010, Todd lost his job as an IT director at Eli Lilly due to a drug-related felony. The ensuing years were a struggle,...
"Your gift makes the clients of the Damien Center feel like we're not forgotten—that we're not overlooked or less than."Meet one of these clients, Dave, whose access to care at Damien Center was made possible through the support of community members like you. Dave dreamed of leaving his job in...Continue Reading
The Damien Center came to know Dale* through Adrianna*, a Housing Case Manager. Adrianna was serving on an outreach team, providing meals and supplies to people experiencing homelessness and living outside. This was Adrianna’s first time visiting where Dale was living. As the outreach team leader introduced Adrianna, Dale bounced...Continue Reading
When Jennifer* first reached out to us, she was in an unimaginable situation. Jennifer was nine months pregnant, homeless and currently out of care. When we received her call, our team leapt into action.
At The Damien Center, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop approach to HIV care and prevention....