Community Organizations

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


Care Circle

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Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/Default.asp
Contact Cathleen Weber
Phone 812-353-9299
Address Bloomington Hospital's Alzheimer's Resource Center
431 S. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Free Meeting the first and third Wednesday of every month from 3:30-5 pm
Description This group provides information, sharing and support for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, or stroke. Meetings are flexible and informal; drop-ins are welcome.

Carpenters Local Union #1664

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Website http://www.ikrcc.com/index.htm
Contact Bradley Kelley (President)
Phone 812-336-4350
Hours Union Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30p.m.
Description The Indiana/Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters shall maintain an open and non-discriminatory out-of-work list in each market area, for its members who desire to be referred for employment.
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Catholic Charities Bloomington

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Website http://www.archindy.org/cc/bloomington/
Contact Marsha McCarty (Agency Director)
Phone 332-1262
Email MMcCarty [at] CatholicCharitiesBtown [dot] org
Address 631 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Catholic Charities Bloomington is committed to enhancing the availability of quality mental health services in the communities it serves. Catholic Charities Bloomington do this through the delivery of professional mental health education and counseling on a sliding fee scale and through advocacy for affordable, easily accessible community mental health services. Catholic Charities Bloomington serve all residents of the counties of the Bloomington Deanery of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Brown, Lawrence, Morgan, Monroe, Orange and Owen Counties. Also accepts medicaid.
Language Spanish
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Center for Human Growth

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Website http://portal.education.indiana.edu/Default.aspx?alias=portal.education.indiana.edu/centgrow
Contact Dr. Lynn Gilman (Director)
Phone (812) 856-8302
Email centgrow [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University School of Education
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Description

The Center for Human Growth was established in 1970 as a counseling center for residents of south central Indiana. Clients include members of the community as well as people associated with Indiana University. The center is staffed by graduate students in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University. Each student counselor receives supervision from a faculty member or an advanced graduate student being supervised by a faculty member.

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Center for Inquiry Indiana - Bloomington Chapter

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Website https://www.facebook.com/CFIBloomington
Phone 317-650-1230
Email cfibloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The Center for Inquiry Indiana—Bloomington Chapter is a source of community and support for area atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and skeptics. We are affiliated with the Indiana branch of the Center for Inquiry.

We have a variety of meetings, including social gatherings, discussion meetings, service projects, and outreach. All meeting information is public and can be found at facebook.com/CFIBloomington/events

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Center for Social Studies and International Education (CASSIE)

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Website http://cssie.indiana.edu/
Contact Terrence Mason (Director)
Phone 812-855-3838
Email tmason [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Smith Research Center
2805 East Tenth Street Suite 140
Bloomington, IN 47408-2698
Description

The primary mission of the CSSIE is to improve education in the social studies (history, geography, economics, civics, anthropology, and the social sciences) in elementary and secondary schools. A secondary mission of the CSSIE is to meet professional development needs of the international community of educators through in-service training, content seminars, and curriculum workshops in all curriculum areas.

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Center for Sustainable Living

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Website http://simplycsl.org/
Phone 812-332-8796
Email csloffice [at] gmail [dot] com
Address The Caldwell ECO Center
323 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description It is the mission of the Center for Sustainable Living to make available information, services, projects and networking opportunities for those interested in exploring ecologically and economically sustainable ways of thinking, living and interacting in our community.
Additional Contact Lucille Bertuccio (President)
Phone 812-331-2726
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Center for the Study of History and Memory

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cshm/
Contact Barbara Truesdell (Dr.)
Phone 812-855-2856
Address 400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, In 47405
Description The center's mission encompassed archival, pedagogical, and research goals in the field of oral history, with particular emphasis on the history of Indiana and the Midwest, and to address the growing interdisciplinary field of memory studies, of which oral history is one important facet. The Center for the Study of History and Memory continues to build upon its work in the field of oral history while broadening the range of its research projects to address the many ways that people remember, represent, and use the past in public and private life.
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Center for Women's Ministries

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Website http://www.centerforwomensministries.org/
Contact Bonnie Porter (Director)
Phone 812-332-0845
Email bloomingontoncwm [dot] 1 [at] juno [dot] com
Hours Monday-Thursday 9-5
Description The International Center for Women's Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering free, Christ-centered counseling to women in need. To learn more about us and to see how you can be a part of our organization, please explore our site using the links to the left. We are located in Bloomington, Indiana, and host many centers around the country. Locate the one nearest you from our list of local centers. We'd love to hear from you.
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Center on Aging and Community

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Website http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cac/
Contact Philip B. Stafford (Director)
Phone (812) 855-6508
Email cac [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description The mission of the Center on Aging and Community is to provide leadership that enables older persons to lead self-determined lives within their communities. The Center promotes practices that ensure access to opportunities for meaningful, productive, and healthy lifestyles.
Additional Contact Jane Harlan-Simmons
Additional Contact Peggy Holtz
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Center on Community Living and Careers (CLLC)

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Website http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cclc/
Contact Teresa Grossi (Director)
Phone 812-855-6508
Email tgrossi [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description CCLC is one of seven centers at the Indiana Institute on Diability and Community, Indiana's University Center for Excellence.
,br> Services are available statewide to schools and organizations that support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Career development, secondary education and transition services; integrated employment; community living; systems and policy analysis; and person-directed planning, services, and funding.
Phone Fax: 812-855-9630
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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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Centerstone Intensive Outpatient Program

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Website http://www.centerstone.org/
Contact Cindy Houston (Addiction Coordinator - Bloomington)
Phone 812-339-1691
Hours Meets 3 times/week: M, T, and W.
Description Addictions pod: 337-2268 Program for people who are chemically dependant on alcohol and/or drugs. Fees are arranged on a sliding scale, dependent upon income, for those in need of financial assistance. Accepts insurance, medicaid and medicare.
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Centerstone Research Institute

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Website http://centerstoneresearch.org/
Contact Dr. Dennis Morrison (Chief Executive Officer)
Phone 812-337-2302
Email contact [at] centerstoneresearch [dot] org
Description

Formerly known as South Central Indiana Mental Health Center. Seeks to improve the way mental health care is delivered.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Central Indiana Wilderness Club

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Website http://ciwclub.org
Contact Bob Hart (President)
Email ciwcinfo [at] gmail [dot] com
Description CIWC is a non-profit volunteer-run club organized for the purpose of providing affordable wilderness adventures.
Additional Contact Mike Hinshaw (Vice President)
Additional Contact John Bredencamp (Secretary)
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Children Cope with Divorce

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Website http://www.vnsi.org/chil.asp
Contact Carolyn Hester (Program Coordinator)
Phone (800) 248-6540
Address Justice Building
301 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

An educational program for parents and other interested persons who want to minimize the impact of divorce on children. All persons who divorce in Monroe County and have underage children are required to attend this program. After attending the seminar, participants receive a certificate and their attendance will be confirmed in court. Each parent should schedule the class within 30 days of filing for divorce.

 

Client Registration - 877-840-2673/317-722-8201

Additional Contact Twylia White
Phone 317-517-2704
Email twhite [at] vnsi [dot] org
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Childrens Corner Cooperative Nursery School

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Website http://www.bloomingtonchildrenscorner.org/
Phone 337-7897
Email info [at] bloomingtonchildrenscorner [dot] org
Address Fairview United Methodist Church
600 W. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours 9:15am-11:45am, with an optional lunch bunch program (for additional fee of $5/day) from 11:45am-12:45pm.
Description A parent-cooperative nursery school. Children's Corner is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, an independent accrediting system sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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Commission for Bloomington Downtown

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Website http://www.downtownbloomington.com
Contact Talisha Coppock (Director)
Phone 812-336-3681
Description Provides services to retail and service businesses in downtown Bloomington. Sponsors downtown special events such as Taste of Bloomington, 4th of July Parade, and Canopy of Lights.
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Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU)

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~comu/
Phone (812) 855-4463
Email comu [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University
705 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description COMU uses committees made up of students, staff, and faculty to enhance the campus climate through education and increased communication on issues of oppression, gather information and encourage activities that increase awareness and understanding of racism and other forms of oppression, and promote greater communication on campus among all persons, regardless of race, age, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.
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Communication Workers of America Local 4730 (CWA)

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cwa/
Phone 812-855-8508
Email cwa4730 [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Union for IUB support staff and IUNW clerical/technical staff. See website for details.
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Community Chamber Music Association of Bloomington

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Website http://communitychambermusicassociation.blogspot.com//
Contact Ruth Boshkoff (President)
Email Ruth [dot] Boshkoff [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 3333 S. Spring Branch Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description Open to community musicians. Email for details.
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Community Eye Care Center

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Website http://www.optometry.iu.edu/clinics/index.shtml
Contact Dr. Patricia Henderson (Director)
Phone 855-1671
Email cecc [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Description

You may call or e-mail us for an eye examination appointment--or use our online appointment form. Appointments are not necessary to visit our eyewear center, but please be sure to check in at the main desk when you arrive.

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Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

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Website http://www.cfbmc.org/
Contact Tina Peterson (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Phone 812-333-9016
Email info [at] cfbmc [dot] org
Address 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 321
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Description

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for our local citizens. We create positive impact, help people achieve their charitable goals and collaborate in order to improve the quality of life in Monroe County.

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Community Kitchen

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Website http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com/
Contact Vicki Pierce (Executive Director)
Phone 812-332-0999
Email info [at] monroecommunitykitchen [dot] com
Address Kitchen:
1515 South Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Both locations: Monday - Saturday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description

Free meals to anyone in need. Donations of food and volunteer time always appreciated. For anyone in need; no questions asked. Second serving site at 11th and Monroe Streets.

Address Express:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Address P.O. Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Congregation Beth Shalom / Bloomington Jewish Community

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Website http://www.bethshalom-bjc.org/
Contact Judith Rose (President)
Phone 812-334-2440
Email bethshalombloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Congregation Beth Shalom is a house of community, of learning and of prayer that provides a unifying Jewish focus for its diverse membership as congregants explore their identity as Jews and their relationship as Jews to the larger community. To fulfill its mission, Beth Shalom offers communal activities; inreach to its members; outreach to the community; social welfare projects; education for children, teenagers, adults and families; and activities that foster spiritual exploration.

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Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Website http://www.visitbloomington.com/
Phone 334-8900
Phone 334-2344
Phone (800) 800-0037
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COTA -Childrens Organ Transplant Association Inc.

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Website http://www.cota.org
Contact Richard Lofgren (Executive Director)
Phone 800-336-2682
Email cota [at] cota [dot] org
Description

The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that helps raise funds for and promote awareness of children and young adults in need of life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood, or stem cell transplants.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Council for Community Accessibility CCA

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/cca
Contact Craig Brenner
Phone 812-349-3471
Email brennerc [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

The Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is a volunteer group that advocates for the interests of people with disabilities. Formerly known as the Community Council on Handicap Concerns, the group was formed in 1990. See web page for more information and a link to the current meeting schedule.

Additional Contact Sue Owens
Phone 812-349-3468
Email owenss [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
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Council of Neighborhood Associations CONA

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Website http://www.conabloomington.org/
Email infocona [at] conaonline [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 252
Bloomington, IN 47404-0252
Hours Regular monthly meetings are held at City Hall (401 N. Morton St), generally in the Dunlap Room on the second floor.
Description Community organization that provides the training resources and advocacy needed to enhance citizens' ability to shape quality neighborhoods.
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Counsel in the Court

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Contact Walker Diane (Program Director)
Phone (812) 339-3610
Email dist10probono [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Justice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404-3843
Hours Fridays 10 AM - 1PM
Description Law students who conduct interviews and do forms for people for family law. A lawyer oversees the work, double checks the forms, and gives advice to walk-in clients. People who want help should bring all documents they have connected with their legal problem for maximum efficiency
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