Community Organizations

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


Women Writing for (a) Change

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Website http://womenwritingbloomington.com/
Contact Beth Lodge-Rigal (Owner/Director)
Phone (812) 325-8427
Address Poplar Grove Schoolhouse
4638 E. State Road 45
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours Call or visit the web site for course offerings.
Description

The Bloomington affiliate of Women Writing for (a) Change is an emerging school which supports the lives of women for whom writing is, or is becoming, an important creative and spiritual practice. The mission of the school has always been to create a healthy, creatively-charged writing community that celebrates the voices of women (and men in select offerings) in search of authenticity, deeper consciousness, healing, personal transformation and re-connection.

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwilpf.org/
Contact Deborah Garretson (Coordinator)
Phone 812-334-8890
Email bloomingtonwilpf [at] bloomingtonwilpf [dot] org
Address First Christian Church
205 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours Meets the 1st Monday of the month, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Boxcar Books 310 S. Washington St.
Description

International peace and justice organization concerned with a range of issues, such as nuclear weapons, the selling of private water supplies, women's issues, racial intolerance, and corporate power. We study issues and then determine actions.

Year Established 1965
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Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

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Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH001344
Contact Kathryn Knecht, R.D. (Program Director)
Phone (812) 353-3221
Address 333 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Additional Contact Sandy Arnold (Breastfeeding Coordinator)
Phone (812) 353-3222
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Womens Alcoholics Anonymous

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Phone 812-334-8191
Email bloomington [dot] in [dot] aa [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description Call for meeting times and places.
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WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology

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Website http://www.wonderlab.org
Phone 337-1337
Email writeus [at] wonderlab [dot] org
Address 308 West 4th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; CLOSED Mondays
Description

The mission of WonderLab is to provide opportunities where people of all ages, especially children, can experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on experiences that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, facilitate discovery and foster learning.

Website contains a link for sending direct emails.

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Writers Guild at Bloomington

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Website http://writersguildbloomington.com
Contact Patsy Rahn (Chairperson)
Email contact [at] writersguildbloominton [dot] com
Address P.O.Box 3445
Bloomington, IN 47402-3445
Description

The Writers Guild at Bloomington is an association of writers committed to mutual support and the professional development of their craft. Its mission is to foster interaction among writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.

The Writers Guild holds monthly meetings, maintains a website, engages in projects, and produces and supports events such as reading series, workshops, and conferences.

Writers of all levels are welcomed, and if you are not a writer but would like to support poets, fiction writers and playwrights, we welcome you to visit our website and enjoy our events. Artists from other genres, and organizations, are welcomed to contact us about possible projects. We are open to creative interaction.

The Writers Guild was founded in October, 2010 and is a member of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington.

Additional Contact Michelle Deschenes (Secretary/Treasurer)
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Writers' Center of Indiana (WCI)

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Website http://www.indianawriters.org/
Phone (317) 255-0710
Email mail [at] indianawriters [dot] org
Address Cultural Complex of the Indianapolis Art Center
812 East 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Hours Office: Monday and Wednesday 8:30-12:30 and 1:00-2:00
Description The Writers' Center of Indiana is the home for writing classes, conversation, and community for writers and readers in Indiana. Our facility includes two welcoming classrooms, available meeting, reading, and congregating space for WCI members, and administrative offices.

The Writers' Center of Indiana community is made up of students and instructors of more than 80 classes each year, a 16-member board of directors, an administrative staff, a number of generous contributors, and more than 345 Writers' Center members.

Address P.O. Box 30407
Indianapolis, IN 46230-0407
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Wylie House Museum

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/
Contact Jo Burgess (Director)
Phone (812) 855-6224
Email libwylie [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours March through November: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 2pm, or by special appointment
Description Built in 1835, the Wylie House is the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie.
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Youth for Christ

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Website http://www.southernhillsyfc.org
Phone 331-2366
Email info [at] southernhillsyfc [dot] org
Description Youth for Christ is an international organization wholly committed to youth evangelism. Founded in 1944 with Billy Graham as its first staff member, YFC has reached out to youth through ever-changing methods with a never-changing message of hope. Southern Hills is a chartered ministry center of that movement. YFC is independent of any one church or denomination. Works with junior and senior high school students. Interdenominational Christian organization working to communicate the life changing news of Jesus Christ to students. Involves weekly discussion groups and activities for students. Lawrence County High School Campus Life meets at 7:11pm every Monday at the CL Building on the Square in Bedford Monroe County High School Campus Life meets at 7:11pm every Monday in a certain home each month Owen County Campus Life meets from 6:15-8:00pm every Wednesday at the Owen Valley Sports Complex Monroe County Middle School Campus Life meets every other Friday night at the YMCA next one is March 5th!
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Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Community/YouthServices.aspx
Contact Marcus Whited (Shelter Care Coordinator)
Phone (812) 349-2506
Email yshelter [at] co [dot] monroe [dot] in [dot] us
Hours Office: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm; Shelter: open 24/7
Description

The mission of the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County is to provide services, programs, referrals, and advocacy for youth and community education on issues concerning youth. Since 1972, the Youth Services Bureau has provided services to the citizens of Monroe County, Indiana in an effort to strengthen families, divert youth from the juvenile justice system, and foster positive youth development. YSB offers services which promote positive family functioning and help lay the groundwork to build healthy, productive individuals. The Binkley House Youth Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Youth Theatre, Inc.

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Website http://youtheatrebl.com
Description

Youth Theatre, Inc. (YT) is a nonprofit organization that has been established to promote a quality, pre-professional summer theatre experience for the youth of Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding communities.

YT provides a venue for local youth to showcase their musical and dramatic skills, and to challenge the cast to develop as individual performers as they experience the thrill of live theatre. YT believes that finding self-expression through theatre can be a tremendously positive experience for young actors who are developing into adults. For those students who aspire to careers in the entertainment business, YT aims to recreate the experience of working within a professional theatre company. Toward that end, our performances feature professional venues, sets, and costumes in addition to live musicians.

Year Established 2009
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