Albany Damien Center

Albany Damien Center The Albany Damien Center is a community center for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Damien Center's mission is to enhance the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS in an affirming environment and to reduce new infections in the communities we serve.
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We envision a community where people with HIV/AIDS achieve their desired potential and are respected as coworkers neighbors and friends, while striving for an HIV free generation.

Operating as usual

03/03/2021
Working Wednesdays!

Join Geri and Lyndsi as we cook with the Damien Center Nutrition Education Team!

Join us today at 2pm!Topic - Cooking Demonstration
03/03/2021

Join us today at 2pm!
Topic - Cooking Demonstration

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
03/02/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutritio...
03/02/2021

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! And a registered dietitian nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are. Learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMinfo

Our next Working Wednesday:Join us March 3, 2021 at 2pm for Cooking Demonstration
03/01/2021

Our next Working Wednesday:
Join us March 3, 2021 at 2pm for Cooking Demonstration

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/25/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/25/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

02/24/2021
Working Wednesdays!

Join Lyndsi and Geri as we talk to Teri Wilhelm, who works for our MPower program about employment services for the transgender and gender non binary community!

Join us today at 2pm!Topic - Transgender Rights and Employment Topics
02/24/2021

Join us today at 2pm!
Topic - Transgender Rights and Employment Topics

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/23/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

Our next Working Wednesday:Join us February 24, 2021 at 2pm for Transgender Rights and Employment Topics
02/22/2021

Our next Working Wednesday:
Join us February 24, 2021 at 2pm for Transgender Rights and Employment Topics

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/18/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

02/17/2021
Working Wednesdays!

Join Geri and Lyndsi as we talk to Mary Gibbons from Key Bank about identity theft and how to keep yourself and your finances safe!

Join us today at 2pm!Topic - Avoiding Identity Theft
02/17/2021

Join us today at 2pm!
Topic - Avoiding Identity Theft

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/16/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

Our next Working Wednesday:Join us February 17, 2021 at 2pm for Avoiding Identity Theft
02/15/2021

Our next Working Wednesday:
Join us February 17, 2021 at 2pm for Avoiding Identity Theft

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/11/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

02/10/2021
Working Wednesday!

Join Lyndsi and Geri on what an elevator speech is, why it is important to have and how to write one!

Join us today at 2pm!Topic - Elevator Speeches
02/10/2021

Join us today at 2pm!
Topic - Elevator Speeches

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to...
02/09/2021

Reiki practitioners Alice Mazur, Harry Denkers, and Regina Dew, and friends, are sending Distant Reiki Healing Energy to our staff and members beginning at 4pm. They are focusing on Fr. Damien while and you can learn more about us, and him, here: http://www.albanydamiencenter.org/our-history.html.

TODAY!! 11AM - 3PMBLACK HEALTH 215 W 125TH STREET NY NY MASKS, SAFER S*X KITS, LITERATURE, COVID SELF TESTING AND HIV/HC...
02/09/2021

TODAY!!
11AM - 3PM
BLACK HEALTH 215 W 125TH STREET NY NY
MASKS, SAFER S*X KITS, LITERATURE, COVID SELF TESTING AND HIV/HCV TESTING

Now, all New Yorkers diagnosed with HIV are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, a welcomed step to help a population ...
02/08/2021
Governor Cuomo Announces List of Comorbidities and Underlying Conditions Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting February 15

Now, all New Yorkers diagnosed with HIV are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, a welcomed step to help a population that is in desperate need.

Thank you to all who advocated for this change as studies are continuing to show that persons with HIV who contract COVID are faring much worse than the general population.

The next step needs now be making the vaccine accessible for each person eligible. We have not been able to secure the vaccine for our congregate housing site or the staff who are serving them. We even have a pharmacy on site ready to administer. Help!

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-list-comorbidities-and-underlying-conditions-eligible-covid-19-vaccine

Governor Cuomo released the list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that New York State will use to determine eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine.

TOMORROW, February 9, 202111am-3pmBlack Health 215 W 125th Street NY NY Services Offered: COVID self testing, HIV/HCV te...
02/08/2021

TOMORROW, February 9, 2021
11am-3pm
Black Health 215 W 125th Street NY NY
Services Offered: COVID self testing, HIV/HCV testing

Our next Working Wednesday:Join us February 10, 2021 at 2pm for Elevator Speeches
02/08/2021

Our next Working Wednesday:
Join us February 10, 2021 at 2pm for Elevator Speeches

Don’t let anything keep you from knowing your status. HIV self-tests are available! This National Black HIV/AIDS Awarene...
02/07/2021

Don’t let anything keep you from knowing your status. HIV self-tests are available! This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, talk to your healthcare provider about the testing option that will work best for you. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt #HIV

02/07/2021

When people receive unconditional support, they may be more likely to get tested for HIV, seek care, and stay in treatment. Let your family and friends know they’re not alone—even if you’re physically apart. We’re in this together. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #HIV

locator.hiv.gov
02/07/2021

locator.hiv.gov

El 7 de febrero es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas de Raza Negra, un día para ay...
02/07/2021

El 7 de febrero es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas de Raza Negra, un día para ayudar a detener el estigma del VIH y aumentar la prevención, las pruebas y el tratamiento del VIH en las comunidades de personas de raza negra. #NBHAAD #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #VIH

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV stigma and increase HIV prevention, testing,...
02/07/2021

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV stigma and increase HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in Black communities. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #HIV

Address

728 Madison Ave, Suite 100
Albany, NY
12208-3302

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30

Telephone

(518) 449-7119

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Imagine a place where a hot meal is being prepared for you in the kitchen, a place where you feel a part of a family. Imagine a place where people greet you and warmly ask how you are doing. Imagine a place buzzing with the sounds of conversation and laughter, a place where you’re accepted for who you are. You meet people like yourself whom you can trust to help you learn how to take better care of yourself, because you’ve realized that it’s never too late to be what you might have been - and that it is time to stop living like we are dying of HIV and AIDS. Welcome to the Albany Damien Center – we’re so glad you’re here!

The Albany Damien Center provides a resource center, programs, and activities for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS in an affirming environment and to reduce new infections in the communities we serve. Our vision is a community where people with HIV/AIDS achieve their desired potential and are respected as coworkers neighbors and friends, while striving for an HIV free generation.

The Albany Damien Center opened in 1988 and was incorporated in 1990 as the first AIDS drop-in center in the United States. Named after Saint Damien of Molokai, who ministered to people with leprosy in the late 1800s , The Damien Center is not a faith-based organization, yet invites persons from all religious and spiritual organizations to participate in helping with Center services.

From November 1988 to September 1998, the Damien Center was located at Grace & Holy Innocents Church on the corner of Robin and Clinton Avenue in Albany. In September 1998, the Albany Damien Center purchased the property at 12 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 which served as the agency headquarters and program site until a fire destroyed the building and its contents on August 29, 2013. We relocated to the First Lutheran Church at 646 State Street, Albany, NY, where we offered our full range of services without interruption while building our new Damien Center.


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Drive-Thru Food Pantry at Schuyler Mansion this Saturday 6/27/20 at 10a-2p. Please share this message and help in spreading hope 🙏 https://www.facebook.com/events/557374228289269/
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How does Project R.E.E.D. help promote black and brown q***r and trans liberation? Join us on June 18th at 3pm for a Virtual Recruiter’s Event to find out how and find out how you can connect with the program as a Recruiter! Email Quentin at [email protected] or call/text (518) 616 - 2382 for more details.
Dear Members and Staff of the Albany Damien Center, Harry, Alice and Regina will be sending distant Reiki healing today, April 16, 2020 at 4 PM. If you set your intention to receive it, and use it for your highest good, it will be sent to you.
Re member....Reiki healing today at 4PM...just tune into Father Damien's picture to receive...for 20 minutes....
Dear Members and Staff of the Albany Damien Center, Harry Denkers, Alice and Robert Mazur and Regina Dew will be sending Reiki Healing (physical, mental and spiritual) every Tuesday and Thursday at 4PM, for 20 minutes. All you have to do is set your intention to receive the healing energy and use it for your highest good. All workers in our local hospitals will be included in this transmission You may focus on a picture of Father Damien, if you wish. Love to all.
Nice story about Perry on Channel 10 news at 6pm today.
looking forward to the 6 pm news story on tv tonight, on ch 10 I believe...
Someone I know is a supporter.
Thanks Tony Green
Sometimes the stuff that goes on behind the scenes isn't all flowers and cotton candy. Fire drills at 12:30 in the morning.