Community Organizations

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


Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~nmbcc/
Contact Dr. Audrey McCluskey (Director)
Phone 812-855-9271
Email nmbcc [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Bloomington
275 North Jordan Avenue, Suite A226
Bloomington, In 47405
Description The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) is committed to academic excellence through quality educational, cultural, and social programs that promote public awareness about the Black experience while celebrating the academic and leadership achievements of our students.
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New Hope Family Shelter

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Website http://newhopefamilyshelter.org/
Phone 812-334-9840
Email newhope [at] nhfsinc [dot] org
Address PO Box 154
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

New Hope Family Shelter’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, to help those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness. The shelter provides accommodation for up to six families at a time for up to 90 days each while our case manager and director works with those families in daily contact and weekly conferences.

Incorporation Status Incorporated

New Leaf New Life

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Website http://www.cs.indiana.edu/classes/a110/SL/NLNL/10/home.html
Phone 812-219-1349
Description

New Leaf - New Life, Inc. was founded in April 2006 by a group headed by Rev. Harold (Hal) Taylor to address unmet needs of people caught up in our criminal justice system. New Leaf sees jail as an opportunity to intervene in the lives of troubled people following a philosophy of therapeutic justice. In Hal's words The corrections system should correct. People should come out of prison and jail more capable of leading productive lives than when they entered the system.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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New Music Ensemble

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~nme/
Contact David Dzubay (Director)
Phone 812-855-5833
Email ddzubay [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU School of Music Room
#MA 307
Bloomington, IN 46208
Description The Indiana University New Music Ensemble dedicates its efforts to performing a broad spectrum of contemporary music, focusing on works from the past thirty years, but also presenting significant works from earlier in the 20th century. Along with solo, chamber, and large ensemble works by composers from around the world, a typical concert includes music by a guest composer and a work by a member of the Indiana University Composition Department, the latter of which is recorded soon after the concert.
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New Philanthropists of Bloomington & Monroe County

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Website https://www.facebook.com/NewPhilanthropists
Contact Jessika Hane (President)
Description

The New Philanthropists Giving Circle of Bloomington & Monroe County is a group of friends and neighbors with similar ideas who come together to focus on a specific need in the community.

Local nonprofits apply for grants, and members vote on who will receive these grants.

Many smaller gifts make a bigger impact!

Year Established 2009
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New Voices Opera

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Website http://newvoicesopera.wordpress.com
Email newvoicesopera [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description

New Voices Opera is based in Bloomington, Indiana.  The company is a mix of students at Indiana University and community members. A creative team and crew chiefs are assembled for each production.  We have an active roster of vocalists, musicians, and crew members.  If you live in the Bloomington area and would like to get involved, let us know!

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NonProfit Alliance of Monroe County

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Website http://www.npamc.org/
Contact Megan Hutchinson (Communication Coordinator)
Email npa [at] npamc [dot] org
Address PO Box 3342
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Nonprofit Alliance is a collaboration among nonprofit organizations in and around Monroe County. Its mission is to enrich the local community by strengthening the nonprofit sector through communication, collaboration, professional development and outreach.

Additional Contact Lori Garraghty (President)
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Nonprofit Management Association

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Website http://mypage.iu.edu/~speanma/
Contact Deb Seltzer
Email dloonk [at] umail [dot] iu [dot] edu
Description

The Nonprofit Management Association (NMA) is a student organization that seeks to foster a network of SPEA graduate students, faculty, and professionals interested in the nonprofit sector by providing professional development opportunities. We highlight nonprofit issues and the challenges that students will face as future nonprofit managers. NMA advocates on behalf of its members to supplement and to enhance the quality of education for all nonprofit students.

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Oaklawn Park Homeowners Association

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Phone 812-876-4001
Description

Association for issues regarding the Oaklawn Park neighborhood of Bloomington.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Octubafest & Tuba Christmas

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Website http://www.tubaChristmas.com
Contact Harvey Phillips (Producer/President)
Phone 824-8833
Email participant [at] tubachristmas [dot] com
Description Tuba and euphonium players are again invited to participate in one or more of the TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events presented throughout the world. Help achieve maximum participation for your area's TUBACHRISTMAS concert. Your efforts will be appreciated by tuba and euphonium players everywhere.
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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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