Community Organizations

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


Amethyst House

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Website http://www.amethysthouse.org/
Phone 336-3570
Email amethyst [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Address 645 N. Walnut
P.O. Box 11
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Amethyst House, Inc., is a Bloomington, Indiana, based not-for-profit United Way agency that provides high quality, structured living environments, treatment, education and recovery services to individuals with addictions and substance abuse issues.

Phone 336-2666
Address 322 W. Second
Bloomington, IN
Phone 336-2812
Address 215 N. Rogers
Bloomington
IN
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Area 10 Agency on Aging and Disability

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Website http://www.area10agency.org
Phone 812-876-3383
Email info [at] area10agency [dot] org
Address 630 W. Edgewood Drive
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description

Area 10 Agency on Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving elderly persons in Monroe and Owen Counties. We are the tenth of sixteen Area Agencies on Aging in Indiana. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and celebrate the independence, health, and dignity of all senior citizens. The following services are available for persons in the Monroe and Owen County area who are 60 or older or who are disabled:

  • Food Pantry Program
  • Nutrition Services
  • Case management & Care planning
  • Respite for care givers
  • Home Health Care
  • Friendly Visitors Program
  • Elder abuse issues
  • Homemaker services
  • Information and Referral
  • Pre-admission screening for nursing homes
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • CHOICE program services
  • Medicaid Waiver services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance to homebound elderly and disabled (includes grocery shopping).

March 2014 update: The organization Abilities unlimited has merged with Area 10 Agency, for more information about the services offered, please visit http://auids.org/

Phone 1-800-844-1010
Phone 829-6066
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Argus Canine Search & Rescue

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Website http://www.argusk9.org
Email argus [at] argusk9 [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 1906
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Argus, formed in 2000, was created to train and deploy ground search teams and specialty canine units. The team provides our local area of Monroe County, Indiana and surrounding areas with well-trained and experienced operational units. Members of Argus have experience in ground search, first aid, navigation, communications, crime scene preservation, emergency medicine, geographic information systems (GIS) and search management.

Argus is a not-for-profit group based in Bloomington, Indiana. Our team consists of volunteers from the local community. New volunteers are welcome to join or simply visit one of our twice-weekly training events to see what we're about. Send us an email and we'll be glad to let you know when and where the next one is.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Arnold Air Society - Lt James L. Correll Squadron

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Website http://arnold-air.org/joint-info/local-websites/#area6
Contact Kevin Skelton
Description

Arnold Air Society's history reaches back more than 50 years to its founding at the University of Cincinnati in 1947, and Silver Wings traces its legacy to the founding Angel Flight at the University of Omaha in 1952. Our organizations have been steadfast partners ever since, striving to build outstanding airmen and civilian leaders who have an understanding of the importance of aerospace power to our nation. For more information, see the contact page on the website.

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Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

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Website http://www.bloomingtonarts.org
Phone 812-323-0073
Email info [at] bloomingtonarts [dot] org
Address 1803 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington maintains an Artist Directory & promotes local arts with a unified voice.

The AAGB is an association of artists, art organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to furthering arts of every type in our area by providing a forum for communication, encouragement, and action. It aims to be a collective and unified voice for the arts in all their diversity to improve the general condition of artists and their organizations. Through this collective action the Alliance seeks to reinforce the vitality of the Bloomington area as a center for the arts for our citizens and a vibrant destination for visitors.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Asian American Association

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~aaa/
Email aaa [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU Memorial Union
Room 673
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Asian American Association seeks to bridge the gaps between Asian Americans and all peoples of IU.

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Association of Monroe County Taxpayers

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Website http://www.assmotax.org/
Contact Gregory Travis (Executive Director)
Email info [at] assmotax [dot] org
Description AMCT is a non-partisan public service organization dedicated to acting as a watchdog for the citizenry of Monroe County.
Additional Contact Tim Bridges (Treasurer)
Email treasurer [at] assmotax [dot] org
Additional Contact Victoria Burke (Secretary)
Email secretary [at] assmotax [dot] org
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Autism Society of America - South Central Indiana Chapter

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Website http://www.autism-society.org/
Contact Jody Goddard
Phone 812-876-3311
Hours Mondays 7pm - St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 N. Ind. 45/46 Bypass
Description

The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

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Babywearing Project

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Website http://www.thebabywearingproject.org
Contact Anna Haag
Email annahaag [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

Our mission is to provide education about the benefits of babywearing, and to nurture baby/parent bonding by making carriers available to Bloomington area families, regardless of income.

Year Established 2013
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Backstreet Missions

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Website http://www.capstone.backstreet.org/
Phone 812-333-1905
Email linda [at] backstreet [dot] org
Hours Office hrs. M- Fr. 9a- 5p
Description

Backstreet Missions, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless and those with spiritual and physical needs, reaching out to people where they are, extending Christ’s love in practical ways.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Barbershop Harmony Society

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Website http://www.cardinaldistrict.org/chapters/
Contact Warren Chafin
Phone (812) 825-8989
Email momoograndy [at] aol [dot] com
Address Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers St., room 130
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Meets Tuesdays, call for more information
Description

The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing. Local chapter info can be found here.

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BCT Management, Inc. Buskirk Chumley Theater

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Website http://www.buskirkchumley.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=6
Contact Danielle McClelland (Executive Director)
Phone 812-323-3022
Email director [at] buskirkchumley [dot] org
Address 114 East Kirkwood Avenue
PO Box 1323
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Board of Directors meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Description

The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible performance venue operated in a fiscally responsible manner.

Additional Contact Jacob Lish (Technical Director)
Phone (812) 323-3020
Email tech [at] buskirkchumley [dot] org
Additional Contact Maarten Bout (Marketing Director)
Phone 812-323-3023
Email marketing [at] buskirkchumley [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Beat Tobacco

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Website http://www.smokefreebloomington.org/serv02.htm
Phone (812) 353-5811
Hours Tuesdays 6pm
Description

Beat Tobacco is a weekly tobacco cessation group class. This class is free and no reservation is required. Bloomington Hospital can help you quit smoking.

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Bellevue Gallery

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Website http://bellevuegalleryartist.blogspot.com/
Phone 812-349-4242
Hours Monday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm; open weekends subject to theater activity.
Description

Located inside the lobby of the Bloomington Playwrights Project Theater. The Bellevue Gallery is a haven for both the established and emerging artist given the minimal cost and creative environment. As one enters the gallery a bohemian energy flows through the air giving a SoHo coffee house feeling to the guest. For more information about artist and exhibits, visit the Bellevue Gallery blog at http://www.bellevuegalleryartist.blogspot.com

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Beta Alpha Psi

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Website http://kelley.iu.edu/bap/
Phone 812-855-3513
Email bap [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Kelley School of Business, Room 540
Accounting Department
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for accounting and finance students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Phone 812-855-8966
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Beverly Health Care

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Contact Fritz Oehler (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 332-4437
Description

Beverly Health Care is an Alzheimer's unit and has many special services available.

Additional Contact Sholin Montgomery (Alzheimer's Director)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

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Website http://www.bigsindiana.org
Phone 812-334-2828
Email bbbs [at] bigsindiana [dot] org
Address 807 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Mission: To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. The agency serves children ages 5-17 through a variety of one-to-one and group mentoring programs in Monroe and Owen Counties in the state of Indiana.

Address P. O. Box 2534
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Big Red Roadrunner Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association

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Website http://www.indianaena.org
Contact Lesley R Lopossa (President)
Email lesleyrn77 [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Local chapter of National Organization of Emergency Nurses. Purpose: to promote education on emergency medicine and emergency nursing. Four meetings a year, call for dates and location.

Additional Contact Brandy Rae Summers (President Elect)
Email brandyrae17 [at] hotmail [dot] com
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Blair House

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Website https://www.centerstone.org/locations/indiana/facilities
Phone 812-337-2420
Description

The mission of the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) is to improve our customers' quality of life by providing demonstrably effective, efficient, and responsive behavioral healthcare.

 

Specialized programs, for both children and adults, are available to treat a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and severe and persistent mental illness, to name a few.

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Bloomingfoods

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Website http://www.bloomingfoods.coop
Phone 812 336 5300
Hours Mon-Sat 7am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm
Description

Bloomingfoods promotes healthy, high quality, sustainable and environmentally sound products at a fair price. Our commitment to sustainable agriculture, artisanal producers of local products and delicious regional foods are a few of the things that set us apart.

Phone 812 336 5400
Phone 812 333 7312
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BloomingLabs

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Website http://www.bloominglabs.org
Contact Jennett Tillotson
Email contact [at] bloominglabs [dot] org
Address 3927 W. Roll Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can build projects both collectively and individually. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Amateur Radio Club

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Website http://www.bloomingtonradio.org
Phone 812-391-2661
Email kc9rpx [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 8361
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Monthly meetings
7 PM - Bloomington Hospital in Wegmiller Auditorium
1st Friday of each month

We are a club of Amateur Radio Operators living, working, and operating in and around Bloomington, Indiana.

Year Established 1962
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Bloomington Archery Club

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Website http://bloomingtonarchery.com/
Contact Scott Henderson (President)
Phone (812) 825-9237
Email scottrhenderson [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

Membership is required. Call or visit the web site for more information.

Additional Contact Anthony White (Vice President)
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Area Arts Council

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Website http://www.artlives.org
Phone (812) 334-3100 X 101
Email info [at] artlives [dot] org
Address John Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Description

The Bloomington Area Arts Council supports public participation in the arts by developing, strengthening, and promoting the cultural resources of Bloomington and Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen Counties. The BAAC fulfills its mission by directly supporting artists and arts organizations in the five-county region and by managing the John Waldron Arts Center.

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Bloomington Area Birth Services

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Website http://www.bloomingtonbirth.org
Contact Mary Jean Holwager (Office Manager)
Phone 812-337-8121
Email info [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Address 2458 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Hours: M-F, 10-5, Sat, 10-2
Description

We provide educational and support services for pregnant women, new mothers and their families. We have childbirth education classes, pre- and post-natal yoga, support groups, playgroups, and a lending library. We offer education and support through our Lactation Center, and provide resources and services for low-income families through our BloomingFamilies program. We also have a small Boutique specializing in breastfeeding supplies. Some services are free; some have a charge.

Year Established 1994
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Bloomington Area Birth Services, Inc. (BABS)

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Website http://bloomingtonbirth.org/
Contact Georg'ann Cattelona (Director)
Phone (812) 337-8121
Email info [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 302
1101 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Tuesday through Thursday, 10am - 6pm
Description

BABS is a group of women trained and experienced in childbirth and postpartum issues.

Additional Contact Allison Dister (Office Manager)
Email allison [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Area Christian Writers

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Phone 876-8265
Email katadams55 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description Group of Christian authors. Meets at the Ellettsville library branch. Contact: Kathi Adams, 9576 W. St. Rd. 48, Bloomington, IN 47404. Phone 876-8265 E-mail: katadams55 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Email katadams55 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Bloomington Area Music or BAM

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Website http://bloomingtonareamusic.com/
Contact Emily Brown (Chairperson)
Phone 317-430-7800
Email info [at] bloomingtonareamusic [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Area Music provides support for the Bloomington, Indiana music community through advocacy, networking and education. BAM! envisions an integrated and collaborative Bloomington Music Community in which musicians are educated in the pursuit of professional performance, supportive trades and local businesses prosper, and local residents become entertained and inspired through music spanning cultures and genres.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Bicycle Club

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Website http://bloomingtonbicycleclub.org
Contact Keith Vogelsang (President)
Email pres [at] bloomingtonbicycleclub [dot] org
Description

The Bloomington Bicycle Club, Inc., (BBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling in all its diversity. Formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1984, the BBC serves primarily Monroe County, Indiana, and the surrounding area.

Additional Contact Mark Villanova (Vice President)
Email vp [at] bloomingtonbicycleclub [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Bike Project

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Website http://www.bloomingtonbikeproject.com/
Phone (812) 624-5322
Email Bloomington [dot] Bike [dot] Project [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Community Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-3961
Hours Mon. 6-9 PM, Wed.6-9 PM, Sat. 12-3 PM, and Sun. 6:30-8:30 PM (Ladies' Night)
Description

Bloomington based group that focuses on providing bicycle transportation. Services include the following:

  • bikes for sale: we sell gently used bikes at bargain prices
  • earn-a-bike program: participants can receive a bicycle after volunteering their time in our shop
  • advocacy: we support alternative forms of transportation; we support the reuse and recycling of bicycles
  • workshops & classes: we offer unique bike maintence workshops and classes for children and adults
  • open shop: we make our tools available to the public
  • bike distribution: we give away one free bike a month for qualified applicants
  • art: we weld old bike parts to make bike racks, tables, or sculptures
Address 245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington, IN 47403
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