Life quickly changed for us in late August as we lost our building and all its contents in a devastating fire. We quickly found the fire brought out the absolute best in our local community,with an unprecedented level of giving of time, talent, and treasure to help us get back on our feet. In the end, the fire did not define us as much as it showed our incredible strength to rise “out of the ashes” as a vital resource in our community.
The 15 years we spent at our building at 12 South Lake Avenue were truly special and we will always fondly remember all the
wonderful people who walked through those front doors to either receive services or provide help to our members in need. In the end, the Damien Center is more than a building - it is a true spirit of community and caring that will be stronger as time goes on as long as we are together and working to help people in need.
Stigma, poverty, illness, and isolation continue to prevent our members from achieving improved physical, mental, and spiritual health. We remain committed, with your help, to be there for each person who wants to overcome these obstacles and positively live
Thank you for your incredible support. We look forward to working with all of you as we enter the next chapter in helping those in our community struggling with HIV/AIDS who deserve our help!