Community Organizations

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


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.

Additional Contact Geoffrey Conrad (Director Emeritus)
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 Brian Austin ( System Administrator)
Email austinb [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
Phone (812) 332-2437
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
3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
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
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Monroe County 4-H

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Website http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/monroe/pages/default.aspx
Contact Jacqueline Claffey (Office Manager)
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.

Email jclaffey [at] purdue [dot] edu
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Monroe County Adult Protective Services

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Website http://www.monroeprosecutor.us/criminal-justice/adult-protective-services/
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 Joyce A. Jewell (President)
Phone 812-325-1903
Address 120 W 7th St, Ste 306
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Founded in 1917, the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) numbers among its members attorneys who provide representation and address a wide range of legal needs for individuals, families, businesses, and institutions in Monroe County, throughout the state of Indiana, and beyond the state’s borders.

The mission of the Association is to assist 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.

Additional Contact Inge Van der Cruysse (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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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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Monroe County Circles Initiative

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Website http://indianapublicmedia.org/communityminute/monroe-county-circles-initiative/
Contact Mia Partlow (Producer)
Phone (812) 339-3447, x218
Address South Central Community Action Program
1500 W. 15th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Circles is an intentional way for people to build relationships across class and race lines to end poverty in their communities. A Circle is a supportive, intentional, reciprocal, befriending relationship made up of one Circle Leader who is living in poverty and two to five Circles Allies who usually are from the middle class.

Additional Contact Christina Kuzmych (Executive Producer, WFIU Statio)
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Monroe County Civic Theater

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Website http://www.mcct.org
Contact Rance Fawbush (Vice President)
Phone 812-269-8788
Email info [at] mcct [dot] org
Address PO Box 2032
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Board meeting - 1st Tuesday of month. Call for location and meeting times.
Description

Monroe County Civic Theater is a not-for-profit community theater group. We are dedicated to bringing quality theater to Monroe County and to providing experience in all aspects of theater production to all interested persons.

Additional Contact Frank Buczolich (President)
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Additional Contact MCCT MCCT (General Theater Contact)
Email info [at] mcct [dot] org
Year Established 1986
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Monroe County Civil Air Patrol

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Website http://www.facebook.com/monroecountycivilairpatrol
Contact Nicholas Engel (Major)
Phone 812-824-7165
Email lshipps [at] inwg [dot] cap [dot] gov
Address National Guard Armory
3380 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Meetings are held at the Bloomington Armory (3380 S. Walnut). Meetings are open to the public.
Description

Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program provides young men and women, ages 12-20, with a safe and motivating environment in which to grow and explore opportunities in aviation and aerospace careers. The Cadet program stresses leadership skills, provides training in emergency services, and offers orientation flights with trained pilots. Monroe County Civil Air Patrol is a composite squadron which affords training for adults in leadership, emergency services and aerospace education.

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Monroe County Civil War Round Table

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Website http://www.mccwrt-in.org/
Contact David Wiley (President)
Phone 812 337-0649
Email davidwwiley [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Hours Schedule available on website.
Description

The Monroe County Civil War Round Table is a group for the discussion of American Civil War history. Produces a monthly newsletter called The Sentinel.

Additional Contact Steve Rolfe (Secretary)
Phone 812 336-0757
Email srolfe [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Kevin Shiflet (Treasurer)
Phone 812 361-7491
Email keshift [at] aol [dot] com
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Monroe County Community Justice and Mediation Center

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Website http://cjamcenter.wordpress.com/
Contact Susan Burton (Executive Director)
Phone 812-336-8677
Email cjam [at] cjamcenter [dot] org
Address 205 South Walnut Street, Suite 16
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

CJAM is a nonprofit community agency serving Monroe County, Indiana and the surrounding counties of southern Indiana. The mission of CJAM is to promote a civil and just community through mediation, education, and restorative justice. We envision a fair community that learns from conflict, prevents harm, and grows in understanding.

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Monroe County Community School Corporation

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu
Contact Judith DeMuth (Superintendent)
Phone (812) 330-7700
Email jcoopman [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address MCCSC Administration Building
315 E North Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Description

The mission of MCCSC is to educate the students for the world of tomorrow. MCCSC is committed to working with the community to deliver an appropriate and safe learning environment with a curriculum dedicated to excellence that honors the unique and diverse needs of its students.

Email jdemuth [at] mccsc [dot] edu
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Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees

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Website http://www.boarddocs.com/in/mccsc/Board.nsf/public
Description

Contact information for trustees by district, as well as board meeting times, are available on website. Web Address:  http://www.boarddocs.com/in/mccsc/Board.nsf/public

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Monroe County Community School Corporation, Adult Education Program

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/30
Contact Sherry D. Dick (Director)
Phone (812) 330-7731
Email sdick [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address Broadview Learning Center
705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm
Description

The Monroe County Community School Corporation Adult Education Program offers individualized instruction and guidance to teen and adult learners who seek to improve basic skills or learn new ones to create better opportunities for themselves and their families. We provide a bridge between past educational experiences and future educational success. Increasing literacy and promoting lifelong learning through a student-directed approach, in partnership with caring and professional teachers, are at the heart of all we do.

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Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service

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Website http://www.ces.purdue.edu/monroe/
Phone 812-349-2575
Email monroeces [at] purdue [dot] edu
Description

The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.

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