Homeless Persons

Ubuntu Shelter

Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ubuntu-Shelter/554931191204922

Ubuntu Shelter is an organization attempting to address the lack of low-barrier homeless shelters in Bloomington during the months that the winter shelters do not operate.


Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

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

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.


The Homeless President

Website http://thpbtown.wordpress.com/
Contact Peter Domanovic
Phone 850-387-5111
Email thehomelesspresident [at] gmail [dot] com
Description We are attempting to organize a group to focus on activism on behalf of the homeless.

Interfaith Winter Shelter

Website http://interfaithwintershelter.org/
Email info [at] interfaithwintershelter [dot] org

The IWS operates as a "low barrier" shelter during the winter months. It was designed to offer a safe and warm place to sleep for men and women who - for whatever reason - have no other alternative but the streets. The primary criteria for admission into the shelter is respectful behavior, regardless of whether or not a guest is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance. Experience has taught us incidents of inappropriate behavior are rare. Guests simply appreciate a warm place to sleep. Participating sites and volunteers agree to follow a set of guidelines that allow for the safety and well being of guests and volunteers alike, including no drugs, alcohol, or weapons on the premise.

Incorporation Status Incorporated

Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program

Contact Maryjane McNabb, MSW, LCSW
Phone 812-336-5723
Email maryjane [dot] mcnabb [at] va [dot] gov
Address 455 S Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description The HUD_VASH Program provides permanent housing to homeless veterans through a partnership with the local housing authority.
Phone 877-683-0865

Stepping Stones, Inc.

Website http://steppingstones-inc.org/
Contact Sheri Benham (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 339-9771
Email sbenham [at] steppingstones-inc [dot] org

The mission of Stepping Stones is to provide a supportive community where young people experiencing homelessness can develop skills to live independently. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, independent organization that offers transitional housing for young people 16-20 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

Additional Contact Warren Wade (Assistant Director)
Email wwade [at] steppingstones-inc [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated

The Rise

Website http://middlewayhouse.org/
Phone (812) 337-4510
Description The facility, which opened its doors in 1998, provides affordable housing for 28 poor and very poor, homeless families headed by women who have experienced life-threatening violence.

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

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

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


Website http://www.results.org/
Contact Kathleen Sobiech (Global Contact)
Phone (812) 334-8469
Email ksobiech [at] hotmail [dot] com
Hours call for meeting information

RESULTS is an international citizens' lobby whose purpose is to create the political will to end hunger, at home and abroad.

Additional Contact Susan Fargo (Domestic Contact)
Phone (812)331-0629
Email sufargo [at] indiana [dot] edu

ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

Website http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/restore/
Contact Sandi Clothier (Manager)
Phone (812) 331-2660
Email restore [at] MonroeCountyHabitat [dot] org
Address 2450 S. Henderson Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement store with all proceeds from sales going to support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Individuals and businesses make donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, and other home improvement items which are sold to the public at a discount.

Year Established 2004
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