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We have to admit, Dining Out for Life is one of the most fun times of the year for us. We get to see an incredible coming together of volunteers, our own staff members, people who like going out to eat, our supporters in the community, and, of course, dozens...Continue Reading
Where will YOU be dining out on April 24? Each of every one of the incredible restaurants below will be giving 25, 50, or 100% of your bill to The Damien Center and the local fight against HIV/AIDS, so pick a place, or two or three places, and get ready...Continue Reading
According to CDC estimates, roughly 280,000 (or one in four) people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States are women, 15% of whom don’t know they’re infected. Damienpalooza 2014 will bring education and art under one roof as The Damien Center and collaborating artists focus the conversation on National Women...Continue Reading
When Damien Center Linkage to Care Specialist Dexter Etter first started a support group for youth living with HIV, the teens who joined struggled to talk about their experiences with HIV.
"They didn't event like to say 'HIV'," says 21-year-old Dexter, who reaches out to HIV+ youth with The Damien...
In 2013, more than 40% of individuals who got tested for HIV at The Damien Center were black.*
Black youth ages 13-24 represent 57% of all new HIV infections among young people.*
Blacks represent only 14% of the U.S. population, but 44% of all new HIV infections.*
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In just over three months, you can be a hero. OUR hero! It's the 20th anniversary of Indy's largest dining fundraiser, Dining Out for Life, which raises much-needed funds to help us continue to fight HIV in our community and support those affected by it. Maybe you already know how...Continue Reading
We like to think we're pretty lucky. As an HIV/AIDS service organization, not only do we get to do meaningful work that makes an actual difference in the lives of people affected by HIV, but also we get to see changes happening in our field on an almost constant basis....Continue Reading
We've had a fun year with you, blog-readers. We've chatted about what pizza has to do with our food pantry, the 44 amazing restaurants that gave back through Dining Out for Life, and our insanely awesome volunteers, who keep things chugging along. Plus, we got excited about chili and tried...Continue Reading