Community Organizations

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


T.A.G. Investment Club

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Contact Tom Bucci
Phone 876-2143
Description Meets the first Thursday of the month at Indiana Memorial Union at 7:30pm.
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Tai Chi Chuan Association of Indiana

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~iutaichi/
Email iutaichi [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Spring 2010 schedule: Saturdays 9:15am-12pm and Thursdays 7:30-9pm in HPER 163
Description T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a Chinese martial art that emphasizes balance and body coordination rather than muscle strength. It requires relaxation of the mind and body and is therefore not only practiced for developing physically, but also mentally. The set of T'ai Chi movements can be practiced slowly as a form of meditation or can be adapted for self defense training.
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Tamarron Homeowner's Association

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Phone 334-1406
Description Meets monthly, 1st Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm
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Tea Time Doll and Bear Club

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Contact Ruth Aten
Phone (812) 339-5879
Hours Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at various locations. Call for information.
Description

Bloomington-based collectors' group that is devoted to fostering an interest in and sponsoring learning activities related to all forms of doll and bear collecting.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Teachers Applying Whole Language (TAWL)

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Website http://www.ncte.org/wlu/tawl
Contact Jerome C. Harste
Phone (800) 369-6283x3612
Hours call or visit web site for more information
Description This group serves as a supporting network for teachers committed to holistic learning practices in school classrooms and community action focused on best practices for teaching and learning.
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Teachers Warehouse

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Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teachers-Warehouse/111881318874275#!/TeachersWarehouse
Phone (812) 339-7304
Email teachersfriend [at] choiceonemail [dot] com
Hours M,W & F 2:00 to 5:00, T & Th 2:00 to 6:00,Sat. 9:30 to 12:30
Description

Teachers Warehouse is a free store for public school teachers. Our mission is to serve the educational and creative needs of children in South Central Indiana by providing a unique means to transfer donated merchandise from businesses and individuals free to public school teachers for use in their classrooms and schools.

Additional Contact Judy Witt
Phone 339-4273
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Teamsters Local Union 135

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Website http://www.local135.com/
Contact Danny Barton (President)
Email local135 [at] local135 [dot] com
Description We are one of the largest Local Unions within the International Union with approximately 14,000 members and eleven offices within the State of Indiana. Local 135 represents members ranging from Freight, UPS, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Construction, and Route Sales.
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Tenant Assistance Project

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Website http://law.indiana.edu/about/outreach/tenant.shtml
Contact Jeff Gold (Faculty Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-9998
Email jagold [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description IU Maurer School of Law students work out of Bloomington's Justice Building to assist tenants who face an immediate threat of eviction. TAP offers quality, one time legal information, advice, and representation at the Justice Building. The program does not provde legal help or referrals during other times.
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The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Bloomington Lodge 446

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Website http://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodgenumber=446
Contact Melissa Wallace (Exalted Ruler)
Phone (812) 336-6387
Hours Sunday Closed, Monday 3 PM - 9 PM, Tuesday 3 PM - 9 PM, Wednesday 12 PM - 9 PM, Thursday 3 PM - 9 PM, Friday 12 PM - 9 PM, Sa
Description

The mission is to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

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The Endwright Center

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Website http://www.area10agency.org/endwright
Phone 876-3383
Email area10 [at] area10 [dot] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Hours Call or visit website for more information
Description

Through an innovative fitness program, one-on-one computer tutoring program, arts and humanities classes, special events, inter-generational activities, support groups and volunteer opportunities, the Endwright Center strives to meet the various needs of people 50 years and older.

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The Grant Street Musician's Co-op

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Website http://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonmusiccoop
Phone 812-619-1709
Email grantstreetmusiccoop [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 116 N. Grant Street
Bloomington 47404
Description

The Grant Street Musician's Co-op is a nonprofit creative community space that acts as a concert venue, a rehearsal space, a meeting room, a classroom, and much more.

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The Homeless President

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Website http://thpbtown.wordpress.com/
Contact Peter Domanovic
Phone 850-387-5111
Email thehomelesspresident [at] gmail [dot] com
Description We are attempting to organize a group to focus on activism on behalf of the homeless.
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The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington

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Website http://www.jewishtheatrebloomington.org/
Contact Audrey Heller (Co-Artistic Director)
Phone 336-3198
Email hellera [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

The mission of the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington is to produce works that are written from a Jewish perspective but that also focus on universal issues of the human condition and are accessible to a diverse audience.

Additional Contact Darrell Stone (Co-Artistic Director)
Email dastone [at] indiana [dot] edu
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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The Learnability Project

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~sndlrng/
Contact Judith Gierut, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
Phone (812) 855-3115
Email geirut [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
200 S. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description The Learnability Project is a research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Learnability Project is to explore how children learn sounds and words, and to develop new teaching methods to facilitate language learning. We are currently recruiting children, ages 3 to 7, to participate in speech and language programs at no cost to families. Children receive a free speech and hearing screening to determine if they are eligible for the following programs: Speech sound awareness to improve listening skills Speech sound treatment to improve spoken skills Please send email or call for an appointment.
Additional Contact Daniel A. Dinnsen, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
Email dinnsen [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Michele Morrisette, Ph.D. (Associate Scientist)
Email mmorrise [at] indiana [dot] edu
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The Nature Conservancy of Indiana

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Website http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/index.htm
Contact Chip Sutton (Communications Director)
Phone (317) 951-8818
Email csutton [at] tnc [dot] org
Address Indiana Field Office
1505 N. Delaware St., Ste. 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Description The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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The Pinnacle School

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Website http://www.pinnacleschool.org/
Contact Denise Lessow (Ed.D., Executive Director)
Phone 812-339-8141
Email info [at] pinnacleschool [dot] org
Description Pinnacle School first began serving families as the Bloomington dePaul School in 1981. This year, we are proud to celebrate our 28th year of teaching success. Many Pinnacle graduates go on to higher education and to pursue careers in science, technology, business, the arts, and more.
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The Quarry Projects, Ltd.

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Website http://www.thequarryprojects.org
Contact Shu-Mei Chan (Executive Director)
Phone 812-340-4831
Email shu-mei [at] thequarryprojects [dot] com
Address PO Box 7374
Bloomington, IN 47407
Hours M-F 10a-5p
Description

The Quarry Project's mission is to provide time, space, and technical guidance to all artists, with or without ceramics experience, to explore the creative potential and use of clay and/or ceramic processes in contemporary art making.

Additional Contact Daniel Evans (Technical Advisor)
Phone 812-340-8642
Email daniel [at] thequarryprojects [dot] com
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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The Rise

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Website http://middlewayhouse.org/
Phone (812) 337-4510
Description The facility, which opened its doors in 1998, provides affordable housing for 28 poor and very poor, homeless families headed by women who have experienced life-threatening violence.
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The Villages

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Website http://www.villageskids.org/
Contact Melissa Coons (Clinical Director)
Phone 1-800-822-4888
Email mcoons [at] villages [dot] org
Description The Villages hosts a monthly Info Night: Discovering Foster Care as well as Foster Parent/ Relative Care/ Adoption Classes/ Licensure. This no-for-profit organization is the largest child and family services agency in Indiana. Our vision is that every child will flourish in a healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient family. Foster care is a temporary care provided by individuals and families who open their homes and hearts to become temporary parents to children whose birth parents and/or families are unable to care for them. Villages foster parents are provided with the training and finances to provide physical and emotional supports to children who are separated from their own family. Helping a child maneuver life's transitions to become a stable adult capable of creating a positive future for themselves and others can change the world! Call for more information
Additional Contact Lisa Huff (Family Community Support Specialist)
Phone 332-1245
Email lhuff [at] villages [dot] org
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The Warehouse

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Website http://www.warehousebtown.com/
Phone 812-333-3951
Address 1525 South Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Warehouse is a youth and community center used to positively influence youth through the love of Jesus. When you come to The Warehouse, you come to work, play, and love. The Warehouse is a place of prevention and safe haven, where youth can come freely. Our organization is made-up of a handful of other positive organizations, which provide positive groups, resources, events and more.

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Theatre of the People (TOP)

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Website http://www.theatreofthepeople.com
Contact Hannah Moss (Co-Founder)
Phone 812-369-2155
Email hannah [at] theatreofthepeople [dot] com
Description Theatre of the People (TOP) is a non-profit community arts organization founded in May 2008 to showcase modern art for community's sake.

TOP also facilitates educational opportunities that address under-served youth and adults to help improve life outcomes and to further strengthen the civic engagement and cultural prosperity of Bloomington and beyond.

TOP's open doors are always welcome any and all willing Bloomington residents, Indiana University and Ivy Tech students, and other Hoosiers from all walks of life to participate in the creation of community art to improve life outcomes for all.

Additional Contact David Nosko (Co-Founder)
Email david [at] theatreofthepeople [dot] com
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Tibetan Mongolian Cultural Center

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Website http://tmbcc.org
Contact Arjia Rinpoche (President and Director)
Phone 812-336-6807
Email tmbcc [at] tmbcc [dot] net
Hours The Chamtse Ling Temple and grounds are open 10 am-7 pm daily.
Description

Dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture through educational & cultural events. The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is active in Earth Care, an interfaith group in Bloomington. Earth Care accepts our urgent moral responsibility to protect all life by curbing wanton climate change.

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TLC (Together we Learn to Cope)

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Website http://www.namibloomington.org/what_we_do.html
Phone 339-1551 ext. 17
Hours first Monday of each month at First United Methodist Church., Room 302 at 7:00 pm.
Description Support, education and advocacy for family and friends of people affected by severe mental illness.
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TOPS #IN 0131

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Website http://www.tops.org/imisapps/ChapterLocator/chapter_find.asp?zip=47408&country=USA&Distance=10
Contact Hester Morris (Coordinator)
Phone 812-232-4751
Address St. Paul's United Methodist Church
4201 W. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Wed: 6:30/7:00 PM
Description A support group to help people lose weight sensibly. Call for information. TOPS stand for Take Off Pounds Sensibly.
Additional Contact Robert Day (Area Captain)
Phone 317-838-7165
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TOPS IN #1390

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Website http://www.tops.org/default.aspx/default.aspx/default.aspx/default.aspx
Contact Robert Day (Area Captain)
Phone 317-838-7165
Hours Meets at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Friday Morning 9:00-10:30
Description TOPS Club, Inc. is a nonprofit, noncommercial, weight-loss support organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with chapters located worldwide.
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Traditional Arts Indiana

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~tradarts/
Contact Jon Kay (Director)
Phone 855-0418
Email tradarts [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description TAI is a partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission and the IU Folklore Department. TAI's mission is to support, promote, and present Indiana's traditional artists. It is a nonprofit, educational program.
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Trained Eye Arts Center

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Phone 812.269.6ART (6278)
Email allaboard [at] trainedeyearts [dot] com
Address 615 N Fairview St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Our Mission is to provide resources and educational programs designed to nurture artistic expression and broaden participation in the arts. Our cooperative is designed like a skills exchange, where we pool our skills together for the benefit of all our members and the Bloomington community.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Transition Bloomington

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Website http://www.transition-bloomington.org/
Contact Keith Johnson (Founder)
Phone 812-335-0383
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Economic Shocks?

Four Key Assumptions of the Transition Town movement:

* That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than be taken by surprise.

* That our communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil.

* That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.

* That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy future, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.

Additional Contact Rhonda Baird (Core Group Member)
Phone 812-323-1058
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 513 W Green
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Contact Ann Kreilkamp (Core Group Member)
Phone 812-334-1987
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 134 N Overhill
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance of Indiana (TS Alliance)

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Website http://www.tsalliance.org
Contact Susan Campbell (Chair)
Phone (800) 225-6872
Email sucampbe [at] gmail [dot] com
Description The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) -- the only national voluntary health organization for the genetic disorder known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- is a membership-based organization; members have voting privileges at the organization's annual meeting. It is also the lead organization for the funding of medical research related to TSC.
Phone 301-562-9890
Email info [at] tsalliance [dot] org
Address 801 Roeder Road
Suite 750
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Twenty-First Century Scholars at IUB

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~iub21cs/
Contact Chris Enstrom (Director)
Phone 812-856-1591
Email iub21cs [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Eigenmann 603 South
1900 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
Description Twenty-first Century Scholars' mission is to increase high school and college graduation rates among moderate to low-income students living in the state of Indiana. Income-eligible 7th- and 8th-graders that enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are guaranteed the cost of four years of college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. The Twenty-first Century Scholars award can be applied to an eligible public, private, technical, or proprietary school in Indiana.
Phone 1-800-992-2076
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