Community Organizations

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


Monroe County Community School Corporation, Adult Education Program

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Website http://www.adult.mccsc.edu
Contact Sherry D. Dick (Director)
Phone (812) 330-7731
Email sdick [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address Broadview Learning Center
705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm
Description The Monroe County Community School Corporation Adult Education Program offers individualized instruction and guidance to teen and adult learners who seek to improve basic skills or learn new ones to create better opportunities for themselves and their families. We provide a bridge between past educational experiences and future educational success. Increasing literacy and promoting lifelong learning through a student-directed approach, in partnership with caring and professional teachers, are at the heart of all we do.
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Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service

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Website http://www.ces.purdue.edu/monroe/
Phone 812-349-2575
Email monroeces [at] purdue [dot] edu
Description The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.
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Monroe County Democratic Party

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Website http://monroedems.org/
Contact Trent Deckard (Chair)
Phone 812-650-3996
Email information [at] monroedems [dot] org
Address 335 S. College Avenue.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The right to chose who governs us is one of the most dearly held American traditions. It is the foundation of our system of government. It is also why the Monroe County Democratic Party believes that every voter is important in every election, and why our Party encourages every citizen to exercise his or her right to vote.

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Monroe County Democratic Womens Club

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Contact Connie Loftman
Phone 812-824-7402
Description

The MCDWC meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) from 11:30AM - 1PM. Location, speakers and program subjects vary.

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Monroe County Education Association

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Contact Linda Richardson (President)
Phone 812-339-8739
Email lrichard [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Description Labor union for teachers who work in Monroe County. Please call for more information.
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Monroe County Extension Homemakers Association

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Website http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/monroe/Pages/ExtensionHomemakers.aspx
Contact Emily Roth (Extension Educator, Health and Human Sciences)
Phone (812) 349-2575
Address 3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm
Description

The mission of the Monroe County Extension Homemakers is to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development, and volunteer community support. Call or leave a message for more information.

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Monroe County Fair Association, Inc.

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Website http://www.monroecountyfairgrounds.net
Phone (812) 825-7439
Email info [at] monroecountyfairgrounds [dot] org
Year Established 1855
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Monroe County History Center

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Website http://www.monroehistory.org/
Phone 812-332-2517
Email admin [at] monroehistory [dot] org
Address 202 East Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Description

The Monroe County History Center's permanent and current exhibits remind us of our proud cultural and natural heritage and showcase items from our collection of over 50,000 artifacts -- documents, clothing, tools, furniture, toys, maps and photographs.

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Monroe County History Center's Genealogy Group

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Website http://www.monroehistory.org/index.php
Phone 812-332-2517
Email genealogy [at] monroehistory [dot] org
Description

The local chapter of the Indiana Genealogical Society, the Monroe County History Center's Genealogy Group presents regular programs of interest to genealogists with emphasis on local research. Works to preserve, publish, and improve access to local records.

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Monroe County History Club

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Phone 812-339-2518
Email mgchoosier [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

The group meets at the American Legion the last Tuesday of every month. Free to anyone interested in sharing stories or giving presentation about local history.

Year Established 2013
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Monroe County Humane Association

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Website http://monroehumane.org/
Phone 812-333-6242
Email mcha [at] monroehumane [dot] org
Address 3410 S Walnut St
PO Box 1334
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Mission
We have been responsibly and compassionately protecting, advocating and educating for animal welfare since 1956.


History
The MCHA is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization that receives no government funding or regular funding from national organizations. While the MCHA does participate in hands on rescue work with local and regional law enforcement agencies, the MCHA is not an animal shelter, but an animal welfare and advocacy organization.

The MCHA established and ran what is now the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter in the 1950's - 2000's, along with hiring the first animal control officers and obtaining a humane shelter certification for the shelter in the early days of animal sheltering. The two organizations have shared space, staff, programs and visions of a humane community since the late 1950's. While the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter is fully funded by tax dollars, there are many things needed to strategically address a wide variety of animal related issue in our community, in addition to sheltering homeless animals.

Today the MCHA provides services and programs working in concert with the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter, PetsAlive, local veterinary clinics, national advocacy organizations and other partners to identify, build resources and create solutions for animal welfare issues.

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Monroe County Master Gardener Association

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Website http://www.mcmga.net/
Contact Amy Thompson (Extension Educator)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email afthompson [at] purdue [dot] edu
Address Purdue Cooperative Extension Service
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of the Monroe County Master Gardener Association is to promote the art, science, and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. Certified Master Gardeners have completed a broad based Horticulture volunteer training program as well as a minimum of 35 hours of volunteer service. Master Gardeners help others in the community grow by sharing their horticulture knowledge. Volunteers provide the community with information on gardening practices through workshops and presentations at garden clubs, school, and other community organizations. A Master Gardener training progarm is held annually by the Monroe County Office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener you can be added to the class notification list by calling 349-2575.

Additional Contact Marilyn Brinley (President)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email mlbrinley [at] aol [dot] com
Address Monroe County Master Gardener Association
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Monroe County Mixed Horsehoe League

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Phone 879-5834
Hours Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Description Meets at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Call for additional information.
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Monroe County Natural Resources Conservation Service

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Website http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/in/contact/local/#Monroe
Contact Brook Rieman (District Conservationist)
Phone 812-334-4318 ext. 3
Email brook [dot] rieman [at] in [dot] usda [dot] gov
Address 1931 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's natural resources.

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Monroe County Public Health Clinic (MCPHC)

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Community/Health/MonroeCountyPublicHealthClinic.aspx
Phone 812-353-3244
Address 333 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM, Closed 12-1 for lunch
Description The MCPHC provides the infrastructure for the clinical division of the Monroe County Health Department. This infrastructure provides systems for identifying health risks in the community, prevention and controlling communicable disease outbreaks, educating the public and health professionals about health risks and prevention practices, and ensuring access to needed health services.
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Monroe County Public Restitution Program

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/CommunityCorrections/ProgramDescriptions.aspx
Phone 349-2000
Hours M-Th 7:00am - 7:00pm, Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Description Public Restitution was initiated in 1983 and maintains a volunteer labor source for nonprofit and government agencies. Probationers are referred to various agencies to complete Court ordered community service hours. The agency representative is responsible for supervision and documentation of hours worked by participants. More than forty agencies in the community are involved with the program. In 1997 a new user fee of $1 per each hour ordered was placed into effect to help cover expenses of operation. As of July 1, 2002 the fee was increased to $2 per hour.
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Monroe County RC Club

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Website http://www.monroecountyrcclub.org/
Contact Mark Sexton (President)
Address P.O. Box 484
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Purpose of the club is to propagate the wonderful sport of model aviation, and to provide our members with the opportunity to learn and enjoy radio controlled flight. The club hosts various club functions, fly-ins, contests, etc. The club accommodates a diverse groups of airplanes and an assortment of aircraft types, including: Fun-flyers, ducted fans, helicopters, pattern flyers, pylon racers, scale flyers, sport and/or recreational flyers, trainers, and turbines. Flying field located about a mile east of State Road 37 on Wylie Road.

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Monroe County Recycling Center

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Website http://www.mcswmd.org/
Phone (812) 349-2020
Address Monroe County Solid Waste Management District
3400 South Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description Central Recycling and Reuse Center Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Rural Recycling, and Solid Waste Stations Dillman Road and Oard Road Sites: Wednesday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Ellettsville and New Unionville Sites: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Sidewalk Exchange Wednesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Administration Offices Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hazardous Materials Facility Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Materials for the Arts Center Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
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Monroe County Republican Headquarters

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Website http://www.indgop.org/counties/Monroe
Phone 812-332-2903
Email NanGan [at] aol [dot] com
Address Monroe County Republican Headquarters
1117 North College Ave., Unit E
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description For more information, please visit the Monroe County Republican Headquarter's website or call the phone number listed above.
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Monroe County Saddle Club

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Website http://mcsaddleclub.org/
Contact Rocky Rice (President)
Phone 855-2218
Email mk [at] monroesaddleclub [dot] org
Description

The Monroe County Saddle Club consists of 65 acres, 44 of which are in the Classified Forest. There are approximately 6 miles of trails on the property. The barn has 30 stalls for boarding with 6 acres of pasture, an indoor arena and an outdoor arena. Membership in the club gives you access to all facilities and trails.

 

Club Meetings are held every 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 P.M., unless it falls on a Holiday.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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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

Monroe County United Ministries provides full-time, full-year affordable childcare for children ages two through six. MCUM has the capacity to care for 97 children at one time and maintains a waiting list for its high-quality, affordable program. Parents must be Monroe County residents and be working full-time or working part-time while attending school. A few spots are available for children of full-time students.

Although the program is open to households of all income levels, low-income families receive first priority for enrollment. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family size and income. Providing high-quality childcare in our center costs $210 per child per week for children in the 3-5 year-old range, and $250 per child per week for 2 year olds. The average family on MCUM’s sliding scale pays $60 per week, and a discount is available to families with more than one child enrolled. Eligible families are asked to apply for support through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), administered by Chances and Services for Youths (CASY).

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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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