Support Groups

Project HOPE

Contact Jennifer Fillmore (Project Manager)
Phone 812-355-6310 ext2439
Email Jennifer [dot] fillmore [at] centerstone [dot] org

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.


Autism Society of America - South Central Indiana Chapter

Contact Jody Goddard
Phone 812-876-3311
Hours Mondays 7pm - St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 N. Ind. 45/46 Bypass

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.


Vet To Vet

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

Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition

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

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.


Military Fellowship

Contact Mick Love (Facilitator)
Phone 812-345-6147
Address Pour House Cafe
314 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours 2nd and 4rth Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm
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


Monroe County Circles Initiative

Contact Bonnie Vesely (Coordinator)
Phone (812) 339-3447, x218
Address South Central Community Action Program
1500 W. 15th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Circles is an intentional way for people to build relationships across class and race lines to end poverty in their communities. A Circle is a supportive, intentional, reciprocal, befriending relationship made up of one Circle Leader who is living in poverty and two to five Circles Allies who usually are from the middle class.

Debtors Anonymous

Phone 812-339-8768
Address First Presbyterian Church
221 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Saturdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM

A self help 12 step program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, for people with debt and spending problems.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone 812-330-3978
Email bloomington [dot] in [dot] aa [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Phone 334-8191
Phone 1-800-589-8153

Overeaters Anonymous

Phone 812-335-3839
Hours Please visit website for meeting times and locations.
Description OA is a fellowship of men and women who help each other arrest their disease of compulsive overeating one day at a time. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

La Leche League

Contact Joan
Phone 812-334-2698

The mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

Evening Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (no evening meeting in January and July) at 7:00 p.m., at Bloomington Area Birth Services, 2458 South Walnut Street (NW corner of Walnut & Country Club/Winslow).

Morning meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the First United Church, Room #1, 2420 East Third Street (SW corner of E. 3rd St. & S. Woodcrest Ave.)

Additional Contact Kelly
Phone 812-822-2220
Additional Contact MaryAnn
Phone 812-824-6497
Email mamartin [at] kiva [dot] net
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