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The Damien Center

Last Update:4/4/2017
Contact:Melissa Pohlman
Title:Director of Operations
Address:26 N. Arsenal Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone:317-632-0123 x. 261
Toll Free:800-213-1163
The mission of the Damien Center is to lead the fight to prevent the spread of HIV and to empower persons in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS to move forward each day with dignity.
Program Description
The Damien Center offers vital supportive, preventive, and medical services to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so they may live abundant and productive lives. We also provide comprehensive HIV prevention services, including HIV testing, prevention counseling, education, and advocacy.

We believe passionately in the dignity and worth of every person who seeks our services. We strive to be a safe and welcoming place so that no barriers separate people from the services they need to prolong and enhance their lives.

Our Services: The Damien Center continues to shape programs and services based on our client's needs. Our programs directly help and support those who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS, whether clients, partners, family or friends. Most of our clients live below poverty level. They live wondering where they will get their next meal, how they can take care of their family or how they can keep a job.

We help clients in areas of prevention and education as well as housing assistance, on-site medical care, medical case management, emergency funds, food, transportation, care coordination, mental health services, and testing. We empower and support our clients to strengthen their well-being and work with them to achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Damien Center Care Coordination Services - HIV Care Coordination is specialized case management for people with HIV. Damien Center Care Coordinators are highly trained and have extensive knowledge of different programs and their eligibility requirements. Your Care Coordinator will discuss programs with you based specifically on your eligibility. These services may include:
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Building a Future
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Referrals
  • Infectious Disease Care
  • STI Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Referrals to Pharmacists
  • Referrals to Damien Cares, if applicable
Mental Health Services Counseling - Mental Health, Prevention, Addiction Supportive Counseling and referrals, Psychiatric Referrals Support Groups

Damien Center Joseph F. Miller Testing Center Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Wednesday 9:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 8:30am to 3:00pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 10:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday Closed

The Damien Center General Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Wednesday 9:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 8:30am to 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday Closed
Free of charge.
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