Our social groups are designed to offer a network of support and to provide a safe space for individuals to thrive.

Active Social Groups

Our social groups are designed to meet your needs. All are welcome! You do not have to be a client at the Damien Center to join us. Check out our currently active groups below. Please contact us by clicking the link to enroll in any of these groups, or email Resource Coordinator Robin Thompson at [email protected].

Social Group Enrollment Form

Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Social Group

The Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Social Group is a space for trans, non-binary, and intersex folks to receive encouragement and talk about real life situations with peers. Snacks provided.

  • Every Tuesday, Last Tuesday of the month at Tube Factory Art Space (1125 Cruft Street, 46203)
  • Runs from 6p - 7:30p
  • Contact: Robin Thompson ([email protected])


Positive Living

The Positive Living Social Group is a space for those living and thriving with HIV to find peer support, share their journey, and connect with their community.

  • Every Tuesday
  • 11:00a - 12:30p
  • Arsenal Boardroom
  • Contact: Robin Thompson ([email protected])
Ethical Non-Monogamy

The Ethical Non-Monogamy (ENM) Social Group is an open group for nonmonogamous and polyamorous individuals. The group will create a safe space for folks to receive encouragement, support, and talk about real life situations to increase resilience and strength. The group is created to help reduce isolation, meet other ENM people, and create a sense of belonging. Sexual health supplies will also be available.

  • Every Wednesday
  • 6-7:30pm
  • Arsenal Boardroom
SMART Recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a science-based program that aims to help people recover and gain independence from any addictive behavior, including alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping, and so on. We will talk about how to build and maintain motivation, cope with urges, manage our thoughts and behaviors, and live a balanced life. 

SMART is not a 12-step program. Religious and spiritual beliefs and practices are a personal choice in your recovery and not an inherent part of the program.

  • Meets every Thursday
  • 6:00p - 7:30p
  • Arsenal Boardroom