Community Organizations

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


Office of Early Field Experiences

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Website http://education.indiana.edu/
Contact Tyna Hunnicutt (Director of Field Placements)
Phone 812-856-8502
Email fieldexp [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University School of Education
201 N. Rose Ave., room 1048
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Description

The Office of Early Field Experiences secures almost 1200 off-campus field placements each semester. The office works with approximately 80 schools and 600 teachers within a 60-mile radius of Bloomington. Early Field Experiences are designed to provide college students with an opportunity to examine the daily lives of teachers.

Additional Contact Cindy Bell (Office Services Supervisor)
Additional Contact Heather Winne (Placement Coordinator)
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Old Dutch Ladies Aid

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Contact Lisa Hough
Phone 876-2394
Description Affiliated with Old Dutch Community Church. Call for meeting times.
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Operation Closer To Home

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Website http://www.operationcloser2home.ning.com
Contact Kimberly Hooie
Phone 812-369-4200
Email operationcloser2home [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 3517 S. Kennedy Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description A network of combined groups committed to sending an set monthly amount of supply boxes to our soldiers away from their bases in Afghanistan.
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Optometry Student Association

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Website http://www.theaosa.org/
Phone 812-855-4447
Email opt [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 800 East Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

The IUOSA representatives include the elected president, president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and two student representatives from each Optometry class. Additionally, both the AOSA trustee and the trustee-elect are involved in IUOSA decision making. Membership is open to all students enrolled in the School of Optometry. By paying one set of dues to IUOSA, you become a member of IUOSA and the AOSA, AOA, and IOA organizations. Every student is welcome and encouraged to participate in IUOSA and its many projects. Weekly meetings in the student lounge on the third floor of the optometry building are open to all members

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Order of the Eastern Star, Ellettsville Chapter 454

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Website http://www.ellettsvillemasons.org/page11.html
Contact Barbara Dutton (Secretary)
Email bjdutton [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address Elletsville Masonic Lodge #245
201 North Sales Street
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Hours 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Description

Eastern Star is a social order comprised of both men and women with spiritual values, promoting charity, education, science and fraternal ties.

Additional Contact Betty Davis (Worthy Matron)
Email betdavis [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Order of the Eastern Star, Stanford Chapter

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Contact Karen Easterday (Secretary)
Phone 876-2042
Description Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 in the Stanford Masonic Temple (across from the Baptist Church in Stanford).
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Our Writing League

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Contact Gwenette Gaddis Goshert
Phone 812-360-8137
Email gwenetteg [at] yahoo [dot] com
Hours Meets every other Monday from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Description

Purpose: Writers hoping to get published. Contact for meeting days and location.

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OUT: GLBT Student Union, Indiana University

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~out/
Contact Joshua Sutton (President)
Phone (812) 855-5688
Email out [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 700 W. Seventh St.
Room 474
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Social and educational meetings: Thursdays at 7:45pm; Executive Board Meetings: Tuesday evenings at 7pm
Description OUT exists to promote the welfare of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) students at Indiana University and support awareness of the GLBT community at large in Bloomington. This is accomplished by providing the following: information and education for the GLBT community; support and referral for GLBT students; involvement in GLBT causes; and our exsistence as a social organization for the GLBT community. In addition to weekly meetings, regular OUT events include such things as Pride Week, Halloween Dance, the Miss Gay IU Pageant, and Hoosier Daddy. OUT also hosts conferences, brings speakers/performers to IU, and many other interesting GLBT activities.
Additional Contact Labraun Hampton (Vice President)
Email labhampt [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Logan Traylor (Treasurer)
Email lttraylo [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Overeaters Anonymous

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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.
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PALS -- People and Animal Learning Services

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Website http://www.palstherapy.org/
Contact Fern Bonchek (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 336-2798 ex.12
Email fern [at] palstherapy [dot] org
Address PO Box 1033
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

People and Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) provides comprehensive individualized therapeutic equine programs designed by professionals to intentionally develop and restore functional skills, enhance well-being and improve quality of life.

Additional Contact Annie Cornett (Assistant Director)
Phone (812) 336-2798 ex.13
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Parents' Outreach Class

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Contact Anne Clark
Phone (812) 353-5805
Hours call for meeting times
Description This group is sponsored by Bloomington Hospital's Center for Women and Children.
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Parish Nurse Program

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Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH000164
Contact John VanderZee (Chaplain)
Phone 812-353-9463
Email jvanderzee [at] bloomingtonhosipital [dot] org
Address Bloomington Hospital
601 West Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description Parish Nurse Program is coordinated through Bloomington Hospital. The program endeavors to work with church congregations and other area agencies to promote a healthier community. Primary roles are that of educator and personal health counselor.
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Parkinson's Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Bloomington Chapter

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Website http://www.paaci.org
Contact Margie Kobow
Phone (812) 332-5555
Address Monroe County YMCA Family Fitness Center
2125 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Meets the first and fourth Thursdays every month at 11am at the Monroe County YMCA
Description

The mission of the PAACI is to be a major source of information and education about Parkinson's Disease and a strong advocate for improvement of services, quality of care, and research support for Parkinsonians in Indiana.

Phone (317) 255-1993
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Past Matrons Club of Eastern Star

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Contact Janet Tapp (President)
Phone (812) 339-9105
Hours Meets the first Monday of every other month (F, A, J, A, O, D) at 6:15pm at the Masonic Temple
Additional Contact Thelma Richardson
Phone (812) 334-1886
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People's University

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Phone (812) 349-3737
Hours Call or visit web site for further information
Description

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, People's University offers classes on subjects ranging from computers to cooking.

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Perennial Exchange

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Website http://dir.gardenweb.com/directory/pe1/
Contact Robin Meyers
Phone 825-7641
Description Call in the evenings. A directory listing forgardeners who have plants they want to trade for other plants. Members meet and swap plants twice a year.
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Pershing Rifles

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Contact CPT Bruce Baltis (Faculty Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-ROTC
Email bbaltis [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Pershing Rifles is a nationwide military fraternity open to all branches of service and civilians.

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Pets ALIVE

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Website http://www.petsaliveindiana.org
Contact Melissa Kusturin (Executive Director)
Phone 812-349-1349
Email director [at] petsaliveindiana [dot] org
Address 2444 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Pets Alive's mission is to provide the compassionate solution to end the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs by offering affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Phi Delta Kappa

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Website http://www.pdkintl.org/
Phone 339-1156
Email customerservice [at] pdkintl [dot] org
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Sept.-May), 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (June-Aug.) Eastern Time
Description Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership. PDK is one of the largest education associations and has more than 35,000 members, including teachers, principals, superintendents, and higher education faculty and administrators. PDK publishes the highly-regarded Phi Delta Kappan, PDK's mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. Its vision is to be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today.
Phone 800-766-1156
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Indiana

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Website http://www.ppin.org
Phone 812-336-0219
Hours Monday 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday 10:30 AM to 7 PM, Wednesday 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Thursday 8:30 AM to 7 PM, Friday 8:30 AM to 5
Description Planned Parenthood of Indiana is uniquely suited to carry out its mission: to protect, provide and promote reproductive health. Focused on helping women and men make lifelong responsible and informed choices, Planned Parenthood's services overwhelmingly focus on prevention.

The medical staff provide safe, confidential health care--including Pap tests for cervical cancers, breast exams, and screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

Phone 800-230-PLAN
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Plumbers and Steam Fitters #136

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Website http://www.ualocal136.org/
Contact Kevin Carnes (Field Representative)
Phone 812-336-6037
Description The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United State and Canada chartered UA Local 136, on April 14, 1900. It has grown from the 11 original members to a local of over 1250 members strong.
Phone Fax: 812-336-2252
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Pourhouse Cafe

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Website http://www.thepourhousecafe.com
Phone 812-339-7000
Address 314 E Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Bloomington coffeehouse that donates its profits to a different charitable cause each month.

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Practical English Tutorials (PET)

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~intlserv/ic/programs/language_practice/conversation_clubs.php
Phone 855-7133
Email intlcent [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Leo Dowling International Center
111 S. Jordan St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Description Contultants are available to answer questions for individuals who are learning English as a second or third language. The service is first- come, first-served and provides help with communicating at places like local banks, post offices, restaurants or stores.
Email intlcent [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Printmaking Workshop Studio

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~finaweb/fa.php
Contact Ed Bernstein (Advisor)
Phone 812-855-7766
Email faoffice [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
1201 E. Seventh St., room 123
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description The IU Printmaking Workshop is located in its own 12,000+ square foot space providing state-of-the-art print workshops and equipment in all areas both traditional and digital.
Additional Contact Wendy Calman (Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-8203
Additional Contact Althea Murphy-Price (Advisor)
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Progessive Faculty and Staff Caucus

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Website http://organize.ussf2010.org/org/indiana-university-progressive-faculty-and-staff-caucus
Contact Mike Gasser
Email gasser [at] cs [dot] indiana [dot] edu
Description The Indiana University Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus represents more than a hundred faculty, staff, and postdoctoral members from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. As educators, the members of the PFSC recognize a responsibility to foster informed and critical dialogue in our classrooms, on our campus, in our community, and in national and international forums.

We seek to work in alliance with other groups and organizations committed to congruent ideas and educational aims.

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Progressives for Change

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Email info [at] boldprogressives [dot] org
Description To congregate activists, experts, and scholars to brainstorm, discuss research projects, and exchange ideas in hope of bridging the gulf between disparate academic disciplines and subfields. Topics to be discussed are intended to focus on problems forming the world between now and the next 50 years.
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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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Quarryland Men's Chorus

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Website http://quarryland.org
Phone (812) 876-4175
Address First United Church
2420 East 3rd Street, Bloomington
Hours Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
Description

The Quarryland Men's Chorus provides a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana. We foster talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music.

Phone 855-1764
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Reinventing Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids

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Website http://www.facebook.com/RoundaboutOperaforKids
Description

Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

 

This organization may be contacted via their website.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

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Website http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/restore/
Contact Sandi Clothier (Manager)
Phone (812) 331-2660
Email restore [at] MonroeCountyHabitat [dot] org
Address 2450 S. Henderson Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Description

Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement store with all proceeds from sales going to support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Individuals and businesses make donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, and other home improvement items which are sold to the public at a discount.

Year Established 2004
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