Who We Are
Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization
Founded in 1987, Damien Center is Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization (ASO) and serves more than 6,000 individuals affected and infected by HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive, innovative approach to HIV care and prevention.
As the largest ASO in the state of Indiana, we provide services to more than 25% of all individuals living with HIV in the state. By making our wide variety of programs and services available in-house, we utilize a one-stop shop approach to caring for those affected by HIV and preventing its spread. We work to reduce the amount of HIV and increase the amount of healthy, immune-boosting cells in our patients’ bodies, improving the health of clients and our community.
Located in downtown Indianapolis in the Holy Cross neighborhood, Damien Center is easy to access and offers care and services for anyone infected or affected by HIV.
26 North Arsenal Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
The Damien Center’s mission is to be a trusted partner in providing services, education, and advocacy for all people living with or at risk for HIV and any person seeking a safe and welcoming home for care.
What we seek to build
Every person in Indiana has equitable access to client-centered care, ending the HIV epidemic and ensuring all people can thrive and live with dignity.
What we seek to accomplish
Our Strategic Intent
We will boldly, proactively, and persistently respond to the changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Central Indiana. We will build on our strengths and become even more person-centered in our services and the way they are delivered by growing closer to those affected by the disease and by connecting 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 will lead the community in the effort to prevent the spread of HIV.
We believe in the worth of every person and we partner with our clients to ensure they receive holistic, culturally competent care that puts the person first.
We know that Damien is just one piece of the network of support needed to reach our vision and we aim to be a reliable partner to all the people, organizations, and communities that we do this work alongside.
We prioritize increasing access to services and eliminating barriers to care by meeting the unique needs of diverse communities and being a safe, welcoming place for all people.
We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us and are transparent about how we utilize them to accomplish our mission.
We consistently utilize data and build the skills needed to design and deliver highly impactful programs and services that achieve meaningful outcomes.
We strategically invest in meeting the ever-evolving needs of our community to provide comprehensive care to every client.
Meet our staff members, and find out what makes them passionate about supporting those affected by HIV. From case managers and risk specialists to certified HIV testers and licensed counselors, our team is here to empower patients to face HIV with dignity.
Our history is rich with innovation, growth, and leadership in the effort against HIV. Established in response to the local AIDS crisis, Damien Center is now a local and national leader in HIV care and prevention.
Full of community leaders, innovators, and top-notch professionals, our Board of Directors leads the way as Damien Center continues to establish itself as a leader in the effort against HIV.
Our annual reports showcase how our approach has evolved to effort HIV in Indiana and support those who have it in the most effective, efficient ways possible.
Jobs & Internships
Join our team! We offer a competitive benefits package, unique team environment and organizational culture, and the opportunity to affect HIV right here in our community.