Monthly Damien Update

May 2021


May 24, 2021



Each month, our team will publish monthly updates here on to highlight upcoming services and things of note for Damien Center programming.

May 2021 Updates

Long-Term Survivors Day

Damien Center will be hosting a Long-Term Survivors Day reception on June 4, 2021 from 11:30a – 1:00p. The event is to recognize those who have been living and thriving with HIV+ for 10+ years. The event will highlight stories of some Damien Center clients as well as present an award to a long-time survivor who is making a difference in the community. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided to those who have RSVP'd for the event. If you're interested in attending but haven't RSVP'd, contact Annie Nelson.

In addition to Damien Center’s Long-Term Survivors Day reception, there will be a virtual celebration hosted by Indianapolis Urban League on Saturday, June 5th from 2p–3:30p. The event, Long-Term Thrivers, will celebrate long-term survivors in our community and connect the shared history of the forty-year journey from ARC to ending the HIV epidemic. To register for the event, click here.

Community Thursdays

Damien Center will be kicking off Community Thursdays on June 3, 2021 with a block party. The block party will be held in the Damien Center parking lot from 3p–5p. The event will be open to all of those in the community and food will be provided - no RSVP needed. The block party will host a few different community partners that can provide resources from health to education and employment.

Client Appreciation

Damien Center is grateful for our clients! Without our clients, we would not be able to do the work that we do. On Friday, May 28th, we would like to show our clients appreciation through a small gift. The gifts are given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are in the building that day, feel free to stop by the front desk to get an appreciation gift.

Dining Out For Life

Dining Out For Life is back for 2021! On June 17, 2021, dozens of your favorite local restaurants, bars, and breweries will donate a large portion of their proceeds to the Damien Center. Join us a diner or as a volunteer Ambassador! Check out the full list of participating locations here.

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