Our Culture

Our CultureAt Damien Center, we work to empower persons in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS to move forward each day with dignity and to lead the fight to prevent the spread of HIV. Our vision—for Central Indiana to be free of the suffering caused by HIV/AIDS—drives us to provide a safe and welcoming place so that no barriers separate people from the services they need to prolong and enhance their lives.

Respect, integrity, quality, and diversity are the force behind our unique organizational culture. When you walk into Damien Center, these core values take center stage through the work of our staff members and our approach to HIV care and prevention.


We believe in the dignity and worth of every person and are committed to act accordingly.


We will be exemplary stewards of the resources entrusted to us to accomplish our mission.


We will be innovative, collaborative, and highly skilled at program and service design and delivery.


We will design and deliver programs and services that meet the unique needs of diverse communities and strive to be a safe, welcoming place for all people.

We boldly, proactively, and persistently respond to the changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Central Indiana, building on our strengths to become even more person-centered in our services and the way they are delivered. We build relationships with those affected by HIV and connect community solutions so that no person in Central Indiana impacted by HIV/AIDS lacks the care they need to live a longer, healthier, more productive life. With the same innovative and proactive person-centered approach, we lead the community in the fight to prevent the spread of HIV.