Children

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



Babywearing Project

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Website http://www.thebabywearingproject.org
Contact Anna Haag
Email annahaag [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

Our mission is to provide education about the benefits of babywearing, and to nurture baby/parent bonding by making carriers available to Bloomington area families, regardless of income.

Year Established 2013
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Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center

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Website http://susiesplace.org
Phone 812-822-1570
Address 451 S. Parkridge Dr. Suite 102
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Susie's Place mission is to provide a neutral, child-friendly center for the investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect, while maintaining the comfort and safety of the child as the first priority.

Year Established 2011
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Visually Impaired Preschool Services

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Website http://www.vips.org
Contact Rebecca Davis (Development Director)
Phone 1-888-636-8477
Address 2600 S Henderson St, #154
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Mission of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc. (VIPS) is to offer appropriate services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and to their families; to maximize each child's developmental potential through direct services, advocacy, and community education.

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Girls Incorporated of Monroe County

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Website http://www.girlsinc-monroe.org/
Contact Kristi McCann (Executive Director)
Phone 336-7313
Email info [at] girlsinc-monroe [dot] org
Hours Office: 9AM - 4PM After School: 2:30PM - 6PM
Description

Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to helping girls become strong, smart, and bold. We provide programs to girls after school, on weekends, and during the summer through our network of affiliates. In addition, we conduct research on girls' issues and advocate for girls. Girls who participate in our programs range in age from 6 to 18 and come from a variety of backgrounds, including Caucasian, African-American, Latina, Native American, and Asian, among others. Fifty-four percent are from single parent families.

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Indiana Department of Child Services

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Website http://www.in.gov/dcs/
Contact Steven Vaughn (Director of Local DCS Office in Monroe County)
Phone 812-336-6351
Email steven [dot] vaughn [at] dcs [dot] in [dot] gov
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Description The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes, with the hopes that children will thrive from safe, caring, supportive families and communities. Child Protection Services (24 hrs hotline) (812) 336-6641 National hotline 1-800-800-5556
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The Learnability Project

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~sndlrng/
Contact Judith Gierut, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
Phone (812) 855-3115
Email geirut [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
200 S. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description The Learnability Project is a research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Learnability Project is to explore how children learn sounds and words, and to develop new teaching methods to facilitate language learning. We are currently recruiting children, ages 3 to 7, to participate in speech and language programs at no cost to families. Children receive a free speech and hearing screening to determine if they are eligible for the following programs: Speech sound awareness to improve listening skills Speech sound treatment to improve spoken skills Please send email or call for an appointment.
Additional Contact Daniel A. Dinnsen, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
Email dinnsen [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Michele Morrisette, Ph.D. (Associate Scientist)
Email mmorrise [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Wild Nature Project

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Website http://www.wildnatureproject.com/
Phone 812-361-3471
Email kevin [at] owlcreekprograms [dot] com
Description

Nature Connection and Community through animal tracking, wilderness survival, naturalist skills, wild edible and medicinal plants, and teacher-trainings.

 

Formerly known as Owl Creek Programs.

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First Book - Monroe County

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Website https://secure3.convio.net/book/site/Donation2?df_id=1344&1344.donation=form1
Contact Akola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
Phone 812-322-7918
Description A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.
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Monroe Smart Start: Birth to Five Coalition

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Website http://www.monroesmartstart.org
Contact Lois Hutter-Pishgahi (Director)
Email lois [at] monroesmartstart [dot] org
Description Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development. We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.

The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

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Stone Belt Arc

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Website http://www.stonebelt.org
Contact Leslie Green (Central Office/Headquarters)
Phone 812-332-2168
Email Lgreen [at] stonebelt [dot] org
Address 2815 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Stone Belt believes in the uniqueness, worth and right to self-determination of every individual. Therefore, it is their mission, in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community.

Stone Belt is a nonprofit organization that provides education and support for people with disabilities. They are the oldest and largest agency of their kind in South Central Indiana. They provide residential, employment, manufacturing, life skills training, family support, child development and psychological services to help people actively participate in their community.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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