Community Organizations

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


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
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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Our Writing League

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Contact Gwenette Gaddis Goshert
Phone 812-360-8137
Email gwenetteg [at] yahoo [dot] com
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://glbt.indiana.edu/home.php
Contact Doug Bauder (Office Coordinator)
Phone (812) 855-4252
Email glbtserv [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 705 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
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.

Email dbauder [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Overeaters Anonymous

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Website http://www.oa.org/
Phone 812-335-3839
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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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
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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People's University

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Phone (812) 349-3737
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
Address 320 W. Eighth Street
Suite 216
Bloomington, IN 47404
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.

Send mail and payments to: P.O. Box 7888, Bloomington, IN 47407-7888

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
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://ois.iu.edu/events-programs/ongoing/english-resources.shtml
Phone 855-7133
Email intlcent [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Leo Dowling International Center
111 S. Jordan St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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 overseas [at] iu [dot] edu
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Printmaking Workshop Studio

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~finaweb/fa.php
Contact Paul Brown (Director)
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 Justin Otten (Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-8203
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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
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
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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RESULTS

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Website http://www.results.org/
Contact Kathleen Sobiech (Global Contact)
Phone (812) 334-8469
Email ksobiech [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description

RESULTS is an international citizens' lobby whose purpose is to create the political will to end hunger, at home and abroad.

Additional Contact Susan Fargo (Domestic Contact)
Phone (812)331-0629
Email sufargo [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Rhino's All Ages Music Club / Rhino's Youth Center

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Website http://www.rhinosyouthcenter.org
Contact David Britton (Booking)
Phone 812-333-3430
Email rhinosbooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The mission of Rhino's Youth Center is to provide entertainment and engagement for the youth of our community in a safe environment, free from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Rhino's afternoon programs are designed not only to give youth something positive to do in the crucial 3-6 p.m. time frame, but also to encourage and facilitate youth in using their own unique voice through media. With the assistance of our partners and collaborators, we now offer 4 remarkably successful and innovative programs to accomplish that goal. All of these programs are implemented with professional staffing and support from the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and are offered free of charge to youth ages 13-18. Rhino's is the region's premier all-ages music venue, featuring local, national, and international performers.

Additional Contact Brad Wilhelm (Director)
Email rhinosdirector [at] ameritech [dot] net
Address Rhino's Youth Center
P.O. Box 1727
Bloomington, IN 47402
Year Established 1992
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Richland Bean Blossom Youth Sports

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Website http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=rbbys
Contact Holly Helms
Phone (812) 876-5009
Email hollyrbbys [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

Youth sports included are baseball, t-ball, basketball, and softball. Call for more information.

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Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation

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Website http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us
Contact Mike Wilcox (Superintendent)
Phone (812) 876-7100
Email mwilcox [at] rbbschools [dot] net
Description

The mission is to work in cooperation with the community and families to provide students with an education that promotes responsible citizenship and encourages problem solving and creativity.

Additional Contact Jason Bletzinger (Assistant Superintendent)
Email jbletzinger [at] rbbschools [dot] net
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Riddle Point Rowing Association

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Website http://www.riddlepointrowing.org/
Phone 812-856-5774
Email info [at] riddlepointrowing [dot] com
Description

The Riddle Point Rowing Association (RPRA) is a community outreach organization that provides opportunities for individuals and families in the Monroe County area to learn, develop, and excel in the sport of rowing. RPRA strives to promote fairness, sportsmanship and participation, while providing coaching, education, recreational and competitive opportunities for its members.

Email webmaster [at] riddlepointrowing [dot] org
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Rose Hill Cemetery

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=4676
Contact Barb Dunbar
Phone 349-3498
Email dunbarb [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

Cemetery maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of Bloomington, Indiana.

Phone 349-3700
Email parks [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
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