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.

CLEAR Counseling Services

CLEAR Counseling is a free risk-reduction counseling service that provides individuals (16+) with a safe, confidential place to discuss concerns, receive emotional support, and set goals to reduce risk and improve overall well-being. CLEAR Counseling is available at Damien Center for both HIV+ and HIV- individuals.

Our approach to risk reduction and health promotion is effective at helping high-risk individuals reduce their risk factors and keeping both themselves and their partners safe and healthy.

What is considered high risk? An individual is considered to be at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV when they have engaged in any of the following behaviors in the last 90 days:

  • Had sex without a condom, especially with multiple partners
  • Received an HIV or STI diagnosis
  • Had difficulty disclosing HIV status to sex partners
  • Shared needles or syringes
  • Had sex with someone with an unknown HIV status
  • Had sex with someone whose HIV status is different than their own
  • Had sex while drunk or high
  • Exchanged sex for money, drugs or something of value
  • Had difficulty taking HIV medications as prescribed by their medical providers

Anyone who has experienced any of these risk factors is encouraged to schedule an appointment with our CLEAR Counselor by calling 317-510-6459 or emailing​.