Community Service

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



Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

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Phone 812-339-4456
Email lertmer [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.

 

The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.

 

We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.

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Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County

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Website http://www.vimmonroecounty.org/
Contact Nancy Richman (Executive Director)
Phone Clinic: 812-333-4001
Email info [at] vimmonroecounty [dot] org
Address 811 W. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Description

In cooperation with others in the community, Volunteers in Medicine plans to provide the following services without cost to the medically underserved in Monroe and Owen Counties: easily accessible, quality primary and preventive health care; treatment for both acute and chronic conditions; and health education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own well being.

 

Replaced the CHAP (Community Health Access Program)Clinic in April 2007.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Hoosiers For a Commonsense Health Plan

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Website http://www.hchp.info/
Contact Rob Stone (Dr.)
Phone 812-336-7184
Email rstone [at] hchp [dot] info
Address HCHP
P. O. Box 2632
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan is a group of Indiana citizens who support a publicly financed, privately delivered (single payer) universal health plan at the state and national level. HCHP is working to educate the public and the legislature about the benefits of a single payer plan. We are seeking individuals and groups who have an interest in helping achieve this goal.
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Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

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Website http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/
Phone (812) 331-4069
Email habitat [at] MonroeCountyHabitat [dot] org
Address 213 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County promotes home ownership by building houses in partnership with families in need of adequate housing. Our mission is to build simple, decent homes for people in need with no interest, no profit.

Year Established 1988
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Altrusa International, Inc. of Bloomington, Indiana

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Website http://www.altrusabloomington.org/
Contact Glenda Chestnut (President)
Phone (812) 339-9664
Email altrusa [at] altrusa [dot] com
Hours Meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:45pm at the Indiana Memorial Union
Description Altrusa International provides community service, develops leadership, fosters international understanding, and encourages fellowship by an international network of executives and professionals in diversified career classifications.
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