Damar Quick Facts
Residential Campus Opened
Chief Executive Gregory A. Johnson
joined the staff in January 1980; he was appointed chief executive in November 1982.
Board of Directors
Since its inception, Damar's strategic mission and vision has been governed by a Board of Directors
Size of Residential Campus
- 46 total acres
- 7 residential buildings totaling 145 beds
- 1 education building (Damar Academy)
- 1 administration and family services center
- 1 indoor swimming pool and fitness center
- 1 cafeteria
- 1 gymnasium and conference center
- 1 maintenance facility
- outdoor athletic fields
Size of Community-based Services
- 4 group homes
- 23 transition homes
- A growing number of community-based home sites across central Indiana
- Comprehensive outpatient counseling and mental health services
- 125 children served on the residential campus
- Campus residents are ages 6-21
- Adult living residents are ages 21 and older
- Typical length of treatment is 19-24 months
- Most residents have experienced at least 5 (and some up to 30) previously failed placements before coming to Damar
- 46 percent have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
- 50 percent face challenges attributable to abuse and neglect
- 96 percent successfully transition to more independent settings
- 800 children and adults served through community-based services
- 750 employees
- Damar is one of the largest employers in Decatur Township.
- Damar is one of the largest not-for-profit employers in central Indiana.
- Damar is the 25th largest Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organization.*
* According to the Indianapolis Business Journal's 2008 Book of Lists.
- Opened Indiana's first group home, the Elizabeth R. Frink Residence, opened on January 1, 1983.
- Created the BASE program, Indiana's first program model for serving children with developmental disabilities and emotional challenges reflected from previous situations of abuse and neglect.
- Opened Indiana's first outpatient behavioral and mental heath clinic exclusively for individuals with developmental disabilities in 2003.
Through the Damar Best
initiative, Damar successfully researches, implements and exports best treatment practices throughout the disabilities industry.
Damar annually receives gifts from individuals, businesses and foundations. Click here to learn more about making a gift in support of Damar's mission
Annual Operating Budget (Fiscal Year 2009)
Primary Funding Sources (Fiscal Year 2008**)
Total funding: approximately $39,000,000
Division of Child Services 43%
Department of Education 28%
Interest and Other Income 3%
Bureau of Development Disabilities 2%
Philanthropy/Charitable Contributions 2%
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