Community Organizations

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


Monroe County Schools - Black History Month Committee

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu
Contact Beverly Smith
Phone 812-339-2257
Email bevsmith [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address 315 E. North Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Annually, contact for details
Description The Black History Month Committee meets annually to plan events for the City of Bloomington and Monroe County School System.
Additional Contact Beverly Calender-Anderson
Phone 812-339-2261
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Monroe County Solid Waste Management District

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Website http://www.mcswmd.org/
Contact Larry Barker (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 349-2869
Email lbarker [at] mcswmd [dot] org
Address 3400 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm; call or visit web site for facility hours
Description The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District proactively works to reduce the amount of waste going to final disposal (landfills and incinerators) through education, source reduction, reuse, and recycling with Monroe County residents, businesses, and community organizations. The District strives to ensure that recyclable material and environmentally harmful material is handled in an environmentally safe, socially responsible, and economically responsible manner.
Additional Contact Shirley McMurry (Controller)
Phone (812) 349-2951
Email smcmurry [at] mcswmd [dot] org
Additional Contact Brenda Strauss (Administration, Human Resources Director)
Phone (812) 349-2950
Email bstrauss [at] mcswmd [dot] org
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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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Monroe County Toys for Tots

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Website http://indianapolis-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp
Contact GySgt Ramon Rivera (Local Coordinating Officer)
Phone 317-923-1584x2012
Email ramon [dot] d [dot] rivera [at] usmc [dot] mil
Description Note: Monroe County is serviced by the Indianapolis branch of Toys For Tots.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

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Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM)

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Website http://www.mcum.org
Contact Meri Reinhold (Executive Director)
Phone 339-3429
Email mcum [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Address 827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Monroe County United Ministries is a nurturing organization serving working families and those in distress by assisting with emergency needs and subsidized childcare. They provide quality education and a safe place for children, basic needs assistance for the poor, and community service opportunities.

Year Established 1939
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Monroe County United Ministries Day Care Preschool

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Website http://www.mcum.org/childcare.html
Contact Tracy Mehay (Childcare Director)
Phone 812-339-3429
Email childcare [at] mcum [dot] org
Address 827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description We are a licensed and accredited childcare program for children ages 2 - 6. Our program serves low-income families where all parents in the household must be working full-time or working part-time and in school part-time. We do allow a small percentage of our enrollment to be children of full-time students. Our fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family size and income. While care in our center actually costs about $180/week, most of our parents pay $35 - $45/week.
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Monroe County Victim Assistance Program

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/Prosecutor/VictimsAssistance.aspx
Contact Teresa Deckard (Victims' Assistance Director)
Phone 812-349-2893
Email vap [at] monroe [dot] in [dot] us
Address Victim Assistance Program - Office of the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney
301 N. College Avenue, Room 211
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours M-F 8:00a - 4:00p Closed on all Federal Holidays
Description The program assist victims of crime, provides victims with an application for the Violent Crime Compensation Fund for outstanding medical bills along with referrals to counseling services and notifies victims of court dates and answers questions a victim may have about the criminal justice system.
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Monroe County YMCA

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Website http://www.monroecountyymca.org/
Phone 812-332-5555
Email info [at] monroecountyymca [dot] org
Hours M - F 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 10
Description To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health of body, mind, and spirit for all.
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Monroe County Youth Soccer

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Website http://www.mcysoccer.org
Contact David Weigand (Administrator)
Phone (812) 333-8010
Email cutters_soccer [at] yahoo [dot] com
Address Monroe County Youth Soccer, Inc.
441 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description The goal of Cutters Soccer Club is to create an environment where every soccer player, recreational or Travel, may develop a passion for the game while fulfilling their potential as soccer players and young people.
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Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

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Website http://www.mc-iris.org/
Description

Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species is a coalition of Monroe County citizens aimed at reducing the environmental and economic impact of invasive species in our county through education and action.

Year Established 2009
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Monroe Hospital

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Website http://www.monroehospital.com/
Contact Jeanette Ulrich (Administrative Assistant)
Phone (812) 825-1111
Email julrich [at] monroehospital [dot] com
Address 4011 S. Monroe Medical Park Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Monroe Hospital is committed to providing Bloomington and surrounding communities a choice for superior healthcare, ever mindful of each patient's individuality and unique needs.  On the leading edge of technology, the facility provides our highly-skilled physicians, and their patients, with a host of amenities all aimed at providing optimum outcomes.

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Monroe House Assisted Living Facility

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Website http://www.alcco.com/find-a-community/
Contact Lori Weaver (Residence Director)
Phone 331-8153
Address 2770 South Adams Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Located on the corner of Tapp Road and Adams Street.

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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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Monroe-Owen County Medical Society

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Website http://www.mocms.org
Phone 812-332-4033
Email mocms [at] kiva [dot] net
Address P.O. Box 5092
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is the professional organization of physicians in the two county area. The Medical Society is a member organization of the Indiana State Medical Association. The MOCMS is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to our community. For more information, visit our website at: www.mocms.org

Year Established 1940
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Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~mortar/
Contact jamie Walker (President)
Phone (812) 856-1626
Email mortar [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Mortar Board was the first national organization honoring senior college women. The evolution of Mortar Board mirrors an attempt to keep pace with an ever-changing society.
Additional Contact Amanda Hare (Vice President)
Additional Contact Brett Hopen (Secretary)
Email bthopen [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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Website http://mhcfoodpantry.org/
Contact Amanda Nickey (Executive Director)
Phone 812-355-6843
Email mhc [at] mhcfoodpantry [dot] org
Address 1100 W. Allen St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Monday-Friday from Noon-6pm
Description

MHC is a food pantry redistributing nutritious food and providing nutrition education. From their website: "Patrons enjoy free choice of food items, one visit per week without a cut-off period, one grocery bag per person in the household to fill, a simple sign-in process that requires no justification of need, and the chance to volunteer and help run the pantry they use."

Additional Contact Stephanie Solomon (Director of Education and Outreach)
Email stephanie [at] mhcfoodpantry [dot] org
Additional Contact Erin Marshall (Food Pantry Coordinator)
Email erin [at] mhcfoodpantry [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Indiana State Chapter

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Website http://madd.pub30.convio.net/local-offices/in/
Contact Kitty Greene (State Executive Direct)
Phone (317) 781-6233
Email in [dot] state [at] madd [dot] org
Description The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime, and to prevent underage drinking.
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Move To Amend

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Website https://movetoamend.org/in-bloomington
Phone 812-336-6671
Email bloomington-in [at] movetoamend [dot] org
Description

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

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Muslim Student Association

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~msaweb/
Phone 333-1611
Email islam [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address The Islamic Center of Bloomington
1925 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description The Indiana University Muslim Student Union (MSU) was founded in 1997 to be the primary on-campus organization to service Muslims on the Indiana University Campus. The MSU seeks to please God in the best possible way, by following The Holy Qur'an that He sent down and following the teachings and examples of His Messenger Muhammad (PBUH)
Phone 855-7133
Address International Center
116 S. Jordan
Bloomington, IN
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My Sister's Closet

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Website http://sisterscloset.org
Contact Eliazabeth Brown (Volunteer Coordinator)
Phone 335-6603
Address 1010 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Description

The mission of My Sister's Closet of Monroe County, Inc. is to provide at-risk, low-income women pursuing employment with free workforce attire. We accomplish our mission through the use of our voucher system and the generosity of those who donate professional attire to our store. Founded in 1998, My Sister's Closet (MSC) is a volunteer run non-profit organziation offering its services to the Monroe and Owen County areas.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Website http://www.namibloomington.org/
Contact Jill Taylor (President - Board of Directors)
Phone 812-369-3119
Email info [at] namibloomington [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 7794
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The purpose of NAMI Greater Bloomington Area is:

- To provide emotional support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness, their families, and friends

- To promote better quality of care, rights, and interests of citizens with mental illness, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves

- To advocate policies at the local, state, and national levels to accomplish these objectives

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Narcotics Anonymous

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Website http://www.naindiana.org/ShowArea.php?iRegionID=9
Phone 812-331-9767
Hours Meeting times and locations vary by group, see website or call for details.
Description To support recovering addicts; requires complete abstinence for all. For local information call 812-331-9767 or call national Narcotics Anonymous Help line for meeting information (818) 773-9999.
Phone (818) 773-9999
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National Able Network

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Website http://www.nationalable.org/
Phone 312-782-3335
Email able [at] nationalable [dot] org
Description National Able Network provides a full docket of workforce development programming, counseling, training, and job placement services that empower individuals and businesses. All resources are concentrated on delivering best-in-class services to both clients and employers. Able serves job seekers of every age, income and skill level, from entry-level workers to mid-level professionals. Able provides individuals with the training, personal skills, and job search techniques that will help them enter, re-enter. or advance in today's workforce
Phone 1-800-669-8004
Phone 312.782.7700
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National Association for Investors Corporation

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Contact Cheryl Kern
Phone 317 357-4903
Email contact [at] centralin [dot] betterinvesting [dot] net
Description Support for forming and running investment clubs. Central Indiana chapter.
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National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Bloomington

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Website https://www.facebook.com/NaifaBloomingtonIndiana
Description

A Bloomington based group of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. See website for meeting dates and locations.

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National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 0580, Bloomington

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Website http://www.narfe.org
Contact Mary G. Hawkins (Chapter President)
Phone (812) 824-6263
Email ghawkins [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address 1213 W. Estate Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Chapter 0580 meets at the American Legion, 1800 W. Third on the second Wednesday of the month (except in August) at 1:30 PM.


NARFE is the National Active and Retired Employees Association. It is the only organization soley dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of ALL federal workers and retirees.


NARFE has two primary objectives:
1. Your legislative voice. NARFE has in house influential lobbyists on Capitol Hill on behalf of the federal community
2. Your Information resource. NARFE provides clear information and trusted guidance on complex federal benefits issues.

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National Association of Social Workers, Indiana Chapter

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Website http://www.naswin.org
Phone (317) 923-9878
Email naswin [at] naswin [dot] org
Description The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
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National School Reform Faculty

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Website http://www.nsrfharmony.org/
Phone 812-330-2702
Email nsrf [at] nsrfharmony [dot] org
Address Harmony Education Center
PO Box 1787
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description The mission of the National School Reform Faculty is to foster educational and social equity by empowering all people involved with schools to work collaboratively in reflective democratic communities that create and support powerful learning experiences for everyone. (adopted June 2001) Affiliated with Harmony Education Center
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National Society of Arts and Letters

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Website http://www.arts-nsal.org/ChapterPage.asp?id=2
Contact Dennis Organ (President)
Phone (812) 339-1793
Email organ [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address P. O. Box 7105
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description The Bloomington, Indiana, Chapter was founded in 1966 by professionals and patrons representing both Indiana University and the south central Indiana region.
Additional Contact Vicky Felton (Vice President)
Additional Contact Cigdem Balim (Secretary)
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Native American Community Center

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Website http://www.naccbloomington.org/
Contact Rebecca Riall (President)
Phone 812 391-3457
Email info [at] naccbloomington [dot] org
Description The Native American Community Center of Bloomington, Inc., seeks to improve the status and cultural survival of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Americans in Bloomington and throughout Indiana through a variety of services and programs. These services and programs will emphasize 1) fostering a community of people of all ethnicities who support American Indian individuals, communities, and nations, 2) educating the non-American Indian mainstream about American Indian cultures, and 3) advocating for American Indians with other agencies.
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