Support Groups

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



All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

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Website http://alloptionsprc.org
Contact Shelly Dodson
Phone 812-558-0089
Email shelly [at] alloptionsprc [dot] org
Address 1014 South Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description
At All-Options we provide Hoosiers with open-hearted support across all of their pregnancy and parenting turning points by providing free pregnancy tests and peer counseling, materials support like diapers and baby clothes and referrals to all kinds of community services. We know that every individual’s and family’s reality is different, and we trust and support people through every pregnancy and parenting turning point. Whether you need support for unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, abortion, adoption, or parenting, All-Options is here for you. All-Options is secular, client-centered, and all services are free of charge.

All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center is a program of Backline, a national nonprofit organization that has been creating space for people to find unconditional and judgment-free support since 2004.

Incorporation Status Exempt
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EIN 87-0729403
Updated June 02, 2015

Bloomington Area Birth Services, Inc. (BABS)

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Website http://www.bloomingtonbirth.org
Contact Mary Jean Holwager (Office Manager)
Phone 812-337-8121
Email info [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Address 2458 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

We provide educational and support services for pregnant women, new mothers and their families. We have childbirth education classes, pre- and post-natal yoga, support groups, playgroups, and a lending library. We offer education and support through our Lactation Center, and provide resources and services for low-income families through our BloomingFamilies program. We also have a small Boutique specializing in breastfeeding supplies. Some services are free; some have a charge.

Year Established 1994
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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EIN 900194963
Updated May 29, 2015

Centerstone

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Website http://www.centerstone.org/indiana-services
Phone 812-339-1691
Address 645 South Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Centerstone is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and educational services in Indiana and Tennessee. In 2011, we served 74,000 individuals and families. We seek to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.

Centerstone provides a variety of services and meetings, please visit the website to view options.

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Updated May 12, 2015

Aktion Club of LIFEDesigns (formerly Options)

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Website http://www.aktionclub.org/Home.aspx
Contact Aaron Smith
Phone 812-322-0506
Email aaron [dot] smith0307 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Address 200 E Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Aktion Club is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International for adults living with disabilities
We meet on the second Friday of every month at the Bloomington office of LIFEDesigns Inc.

Additional Contact Vanesssa McClary
Phone 812-327-8575
Year Established 2008
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Updated May 21, 2015

Project HOPE

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Website http://www.centerstone.org
Contact Jennifer Fillmore (Project Manager)
Phone 812-355-6310 ext2439
Email Jennifer [dot] fillmore [at] centerstone [dot] org
Description

HOPE is designed to alleviate the cycle of recidivism by reducing the challenges ex-offenders face. The purpose of HOPE is to apply evidence based practices to provide services and supports that empower ex-offenders to identify and initiate a career path, achieve a recognized certificate or degree, and secure and retain employment in their chosen occupations. Through mentoring and peer support groups, participants will build a social network to help them navigate the complex challenges of returning to their communities, including reuniting with family and obtaining stable housing, physical/mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment etc... Project staff will provide wrap around services to help participants overcome barriers to completing training and securing employment.

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Updated August 04, 2015

Autism Society of America - South Central Indiana Chapter

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Website http://www.autism-society.org/
Contact Jody Goddard
Phone 812-876-3311
Description

The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

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Updated May 28, 2015

WISE--Working Out to Increase Strength and Endurance

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Website http://mypage.iu.edu/~jdjohnst/WISE3.html
Contact Margie Kobow
Phone 332-5555 x 221
Email mkobow [at] monroecountyymca [dot] org
Address Monroe County YMCA
2125 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The W.I.S.E. Program is an exercise program designed specifically for individuals who are either currently undergoing treatment for a cancer related illness or those who have completed their therapy. This program is open to all cancer patients/survivors, regardless of cancer type, stage, or current treatment status, or time since diagnosis and treatment. Approval from your physician is required to start the program. Contact Margie Kobow at the Monroe County YMCA for the appropriate forms.

Email jdjohnst [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Updated April 30, 2015

Vet To Vet

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Website http://www.vettovetbloomington.com
Contact Terri Languell
Phone 812-863-2178
Email thoneyhush [at] aol [dot] com
Description

We are veterans committed to helping ourselves and other veterans achieve recovery from the psychiatric and adjustment problems that we,as veterans, face.

Additional Contact Cathi Johnson
Email rockice1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Updated October 15, 2014

Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=593
Contact Matt Oliver (Director of Clinical Services)
Phone 812-339-2284
Email matt [dot] oliver [at] centerstone [dot] org
Address 645 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition of dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people at risk and those impacted by suicide.

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Updated May 06, 2015

Military Fellowship

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Website http://www.socc.org/event/213658-2014-08-28-military-fellowship/
Contact Mick Love (Facilitator)
Phone 812-345-6147
Address Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

After U.S. Marine Corps veteran Mick Love had a vision of a group of "grandpa" soldiers reaching out to younger soldiers returning home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, he started a local support group.

 

The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Pour House Cafe, 314 E. Kirkwood Ave. If you can't make a gathering but would like to find out more, call Love at 345-6147

Additional Contact John Robertson (Coordinator)
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Updated April 24, 2015
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