The AIDS Community Center is a safe, comfortable environment; a drop-in living room open to anyone living with or directly affected by HIV who commits to being respectful in a community atmosphere while making strides to improve their lives.
Programs include HIV+ peer-led access to care, supportive counseling, HIV prevention support groups, holistic therapies (massage, Reiki, spiritual care), HIV/AIDS information resources, computer access, consumer advocacy, and opportunities for social and recreational activities.
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:
HIV+ Peer-to-Peer support to improve access to testing, treatment, and supportive care
Prevention of new HIV infections through evidence-based programs
Educational presentations and support groups
Access to spiritual care and holistic services
The Albany Damien Center provides High Impact Prevention (HIP) using evidenced-based education, groups, and individual support. HIP has demonstrated potential to reduce new HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections to yield a major impact on the local HIV epidemic. We also work to ensure each person has
unfettered access to life-saving support and care services to help people not just survive, but thrive!
I am part of the Albany Damien Center family. If it were not for the Center, I would have no where else to turn. Every milestone in my life is related to the Damien Center. ~ Member Testimonial
The AIDS Community Center is located inside the First Lutheran Church at 646 State St in Albany, NY 12203. The Center is open 5 days a week from 8 AM to 6:30 PM, plus Saturdays & Sundays for special events.