Community Organizations

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


Local Growers Guild

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Website http://www.localgrowers.org/
Contact Kim Kanney (Director)
Phone 812-333-8287
Email localgrowers [at] localgrowers [dot] org
Description The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers in southern and central Indiana. Our mission is to educate, support, and connect local growers, consumers, businesses and communities about the importance of locally grown food. Our members include growers, businesses, and community members.
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Lothlorien Society

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Website http://www.elvinhome.org
Email elvinhome [at] elvinhome [dot] org
Description Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary is a green haven and center for spiritual retreat dedicated to the healing of the earth and of one another. Lothlorien is part of Elvin H.O.M.E., Inc. (Holy Order of Mother Earth) a federal 501c3 organization. Lothlorien is 109 acres of forested hills and valleys located at the edge of Southern Indiana's limestone belt. It is a place to escape the outside world, drop its concerns and masks, and attune to the natural rhythms of the earth.
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Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Inc

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Website http://lotusfest.org/
Contact Lee Williams (Director)
Phone 812-336-6599
Email lee [at] lotusfest [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 1667
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Description Mission is to create opportunities to experience and celebrate the diversity of the world's cultures through music and arts.
Additional Contact LuAnne Holladay (Assistant Director)
Additional Contact Deborah Klein (Development Director)
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Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

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Website http://lodge1081.moosepages.org/
Contact Bill Edwards (Governor)
Phone (812) 336-5281
Email LODGE1081 [at] MOOSEUNITS [dot] ORG
Address Moose Lodge
1580 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description The Moose Community Service program of today and for the next century challenges people to become volunteers through membership in the Moose.
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Lutheran Campus Ministry

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~lutheran/
Contact Kelli Skram (LCM Campus Pastor)
Phone 812-333-2474
Email lutheran [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Lutheran Campus Ministry is an inclusive ministry in Christ, that invites people in the University community to develop a deeper understanding of the body of Christ, so that they can discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Lyric Music Club

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Contact Tim Reid (Sponsor)
Description A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter. Open to grades 9 -12.
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Macon Mentor Academy

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Website http://www.mma-tlc.org/
Phone 812-369-4082
Address 3451 North Kingsley Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Faith-based mentoring and advocating for at risk youth and those considered having special needs. We also extend our support to their families through chaplaincy related services, parenting classes, job prep, ged courses, housing-food-clothing referrals, budgeting and encouragement to obtain postsecondary education.

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Malaysian Student Association

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Website http://www.iu.edu/~intlserv/ic/student_groups/msa.php
Contact Tan Ming Hee (President)
Phone 812-855-7133
Email tanm [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address International Center
116 S. Jordan
Bloomington, IN
Description Networking group for Malaysian students in Bloomington.
Additional Contact Atiqah Khidhir (Vice-President)
Email akhidhir [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Aarati Krishna (Secretary)
Email aarkrish [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Martha's House

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Website http://www.marthashouseofbloomington.org/
Contact Bobbie Summers
Phone 812-332-1444
Address 919 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours 4:15 pm - 7:45 am
Description

Martha's House is an overnight homeless shelter that occupies the space previously used by Shelter, Inc. It has been in operation since January 2004, and has space for 28 individuals, including room for up to 6 women. The shelter is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 74 from Monroe, Owen, and Lawrence counties, and people must have a referral from the police station in order to receive services from the shelter. Individuals may stay at the shelter for 3 days at a time, for a maximum of 30 days per year. Nightly breathalyzer tests are given.

 

People from Monroe, Lawrence and Owen Counties can stay 30-90 days if they follow case plan. People from outside the 3 county area can stay for 3 days. Must first get police check at Bloomington Police Department on 3rd Street. Intake done from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Doors locked at 10:00 pm and lights out at 11:00 pm.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Math Matters Tutoring Program

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Contact Diana Schmalzried (Tutor/ Coordinator)
Phone 812-355-7513
Email dschmalz [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description Math Matters is a free tutoring program held at MCPL.

Please Note: In the Fall of 2010, Math Matters will be restarting their services, and this info will be updated to include their new mission and description.

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Mathers Museum of World Cultures

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~mathers/home.html
Phone 812-855-6873
Email mathers [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Tu-Fr 9-4:30, Sa-Su 1-4:30
Description Indiana University's museum of anthropology, history, and folklore. At the William Hammond Mathers Museum, Indiana University's museum of world cultures, artifacts from near and far are collected, preserved,researched, and exhibited to increase our understanding of the unity and diversity of human culture.
Email conrad [at] indiana [dot] edu
Email jakirk [at] indiana [dot] edu
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MCCSC Adult Education GED Testing Center

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/adulted
Contact Sherry Dick (Director)
Phone 330-7731
Email sdick [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address Broadview Learning Center
705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Description

Provides Basic Adult Education, GED Test preparation, ESL and Teen Learning, Workforce development and evening computer classes.

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MCCSC Community Transitions

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Contact Jennifer Robinson (Community Transitions Coordinator)
Phone 812-330-7700 x51086
Email jrobinso [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address MCCSC, Administrative Building, Special Education Department
315 North Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description A program of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC)for students with special needs who are between 18-21 years of age.
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MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

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Contact Deborah Myerson (Chair)
Phone 812-330-0898
Hours 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Monroe County Public Library
Description

The MCCSC Parent-Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education (PTACSE) is dedicated to finding opportunities for parents and teachers to work collaboratively to improve special education services for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Indiana.

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Men of Purpose

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Website http://www.ellettsvillefirst.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=14
Contact Wes Gastineau
Phone (812) 876-4334
Address Ellettsville First Assembly
121 W. Association St.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description Men of purpose is an ancillary ministry of the Ellettsville First Assembly of God. The mission is to care for widows and orphans in their time of distress.
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Middle Way House, Inc.: Shelter for Abused Women and Their Children

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Website http://www.middlewayhouse.org/
Phone (812) 333-7404
Description

CRISIS LINE is 24 Hrs. Long Distance callers can call collect. Mission: To end violence, both structural and interpersonal, in the lives of women and children.

Phone (812) 336-0846
Address P.O. Box 95
Bloomington, IN 47402
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (formerly INCOLSA)

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Website http://www.mcls.org/cms/sitem.cfm
Contact Randy Dykhuis (Executive Director)
Phone 800-530-9019
Email dykhuisr [at] mcls [dot] org
Description MCLS is a non-profit membership organization comprised of all types of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. MCLS provides libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources. MCLS saves member libraries time and money.

Please Note: The merge between INCOLSA and MCL is now complete. They are now known as MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services).

Additional Contact Ruth Dukelow (Associate Director)
Email dukelow [at] mcls [dot] org
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Midwest Pages to Prisoners

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Website http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
Contact Michael Hoerger
Phone 866-598-1543 (tf)
Email mwpp [at] pagestoprisoners [dot] org
Address The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
118 S. Rogers Suite #2
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Mondays 7-9pm, Thursdays 7-10pm, and Sundays 2-5pm
Description The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.
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Military Fellowship

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Website http://www.thepourhousecafe.com/
Contact Mick Love (Facilitator)
Phone 812-345-6147
Address Pour House Cafe
314 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours 2nd and 4rth Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm
Description After U.S. Marine Corps veteran Mick Love had a vision of a group of "grandpa" soldiers reaching out to younger soldiers returning home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, he started a local support group.

The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Pour House Cafe, 314 E. Kirkwood Ave. If you can't make a gathering but would like to find out more, call Love at 345-6147

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Military OneSource

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Website http://www.militaryonesource.mil
Contact Cynthia Gatto (Consultant)
Phone 317-432-5538
Email cynthia [dot] gatto [at] militaryonesource [dot] com
Description Provides resources and info for service members and their families who have no access to installations or who are too geographically dispersed to receive installation support.
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Mind's Ear Audio Productions

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Website http://www.minds-ear.org
Contact Joel / Dana Pierson
Phone 812-825-7175
Email mindsear [at] minds [dot] ear [dot] org
Description Mind's Ear is dedicated to the production, performance and promotion of contemporary audio theatre. We also strive to educate stage designers as to the importance of sound in a theatrical presentation. We believe in the value of training and nurturing emerging audio playwrights, actors, designer and engineers. Our work is distinguished by our obsession with on-location recording techniques. Fans have said that our work is like 'listening to a movie with your eyes closed'.
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Mini 4-H

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Contact Jeff Holland
Phone 812-349-2575
Email jholland [at] purdue [dot] edu
Address Monroe County Extension Office
119 W. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description For grades K-2. Offers educational and recreational activities for youngsters interested in 4-H, but too young to participate in traditional activities.
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Mini University at Indiana University

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Website http://continue.indiana.edu/miniUniversity
Phone 855-4822
Email iualumni [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center
1000 E. 17th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description Participants attend up to 15 different noncredit classes selected from nearly 100 titles. All classes are taught by IU faculty and most are held in the Indiana Memorial Union. Optional evening activities include a picnic, films, summer theater at the Brown County Playhouse, and social gatherings.

Sponsored by the IU Alumni Association and IU Bloomington Continuing Studies.

Phone 800-824-3044
Phone 855-6120
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Monroe County 4-H

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Website http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/monroe/pages/default.aspx
Contact Jeffrey Holland (Monroe County Youth 4-H Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email monroeces [at] purdue [dot] edu
Description Monroe County offices for the 4-H Purdue extension. Call or email for available clubs and programs.
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Monroe County Adult Protective Services

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/Prosecutor/AdultProtectiveServices.aspx
Contact Wendy Scott (Director)
Phone (812) 349-2665
Email APS10 [at] co [dot] monroe [dot] in [dot] us
Address 120 W. Seventh St.
One City Centre, Ste. 210
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm
Description Adult Protective Service (APS) Units were established to protect endangered adults in Indiana and to provide protective services to these individuals.
Phone (800) 992-6978
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Monroe County Apartment Association (MCAA)

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Website http://www.mcaaonline.org
Phone 331-RENT (7368)
Email director [at] mcaaonline [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 202
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Meets monthly for a meal and speaker. Call for meeting place and time.
Description

Monroe County Apartment Association Mission Statement: The MCAA's mission is to serve the interests of and maintain a high level of professionalism within the single and multi-family housing industry (its owners, developers, managers, staff and suppliers of products and services) to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

Additional Contact Doug Horn (President)
Phone 812-339-4676
Email doughorn [at] hpiu [dot] com
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Monroe County Bar Association

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Website http://www.monroecountybar.com
Contact D. Michael Allen (President)
Phone 812.650.4950
Address 120 W 7th St, Ste 306
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Assists its member attorneys through networking events, educational presentations, and related activities aimed at improving the skill and integrity of the legal profession, throughout Monroe County and Indiana. Website also has an online directory of attorneys. Web address: http://www.monroecountybar.com
Additional Contact Lyndsay Miller (Treasurer)
Phone 812.332.4431
Address 205 S Walnut St, Ste 3
PO Box 279
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Monroe County Building Association

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Website http://www.mcbaindiana.org/
Contact Jordyn McIntyre (Director)
Phone (812) 332-7480
Email geninfo [at] mcbaindiana [dot] org
Hours Call or visit web site for more information.
Description

The MCBA is an association dedicated to the belief that all Americans should have the right to fulfill their dream of home ownership.

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Monroe County CAPE Project

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Contact Michael Conn-Powers
Phone (812) 855-8101
Email mipower [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University
2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description Through an Eli Lilly Foundation grant to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Monroe County CAPE (Community Alliances to Promote Education) seeks to ensure that all Monroe County children enter school ready to learn, stay in school and graduate with skills to assume a job or to pursue further education and acquire the life skills and dispositions to be lifelong learners and good citizens.
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Monroe County CARES

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Website http://www.monroecountycares.org/
Contact Lisa Meuser (Coordinator)
Phone 812-327-3642
Email llmeuser [at] mac [dot] com
Address PO Box 3312
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description Local coordinating council of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. Looks at resources and gaps in the community in relation to drug and alcohol issues.
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