Community Organizations

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


Plumbers and Steam Fitters #136

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Website http://www.ualocal136.org/
Contact Kevin Carnes (Field Representative)
Phone 812-336-6037
Description The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United State and Canada chartered UA Local 136, on April 14, 1900. It has grown from the 11 original members to a local of over 1250 members strong.
Phone Fax: 812-336-2252
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Pourhouse Cafe

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Website http://www.thepourhousecafe.com
Phone 812-339-7000
Address 314 E Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Bloomington coffeehouse that donates its profits to a different charitable cause each month.

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Practical English Tutorials (PET)

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~intlserv/ic/programs/language_practice/conversation_clubs.php
Phone 855-7133
Email intlcent [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Leo Dowling International Center
111 S. Jordan St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Description Contultants are available to answer questions for individuals who are learning English as a second or third language. The service is first- come, first-served and provides help with communicating at places like local banks, post offices, restaurants or stores.
Email intlcent [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Printmaking Workshop Studio

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~finaweb/fa.php
Contact Ed Bernstein (Advisor)
Phone 812-855-7766
Email faoffice [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
1201 E. Seventh St., room 123
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description The IU Printmaking Workshop is located in its own 12,000+ square foot space providing state-of-the-art print workshops and equipment in all areas both traditional and digital.
Additional Contact Wendy Calman (Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-8203
Additional Contact Althea Murphy-Price (Advisor)
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Progessive Faculty and Staff Caucus

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Website http://organize.ussf2010.org/org/indiana-university-progressive-faculty-and-staff-caucus
Contact Mike Gasser
Email gasser [at] cs [dot] indiana [dot] edu
Description The Indiana University Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus represents more than a hundred faculty, staff, and postdoctoral members from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. As educators, the members of the PFSC recognize a responsibility to foster informed and critical dialogue in our classrooms, on our campus, in our community, and in national and international forums.

We seek to work in alliance with other groups and organizations committed to congruent ideas and educational aims.

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Progressives for Change

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Email info [at] boldprogressives [dot] org
Description To congregate activists, experts, and scholars to brainstorm, discuss research projects, and exchange ideas in hope of bridging the gulf between disparate academic disciplines and subfields. Topics to be discussed are intended to focus on problems forming the world between now and the next 50 years.
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Project HOPE

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Website http://www.centerstone.org
Contact Jennifer Fillmore (Project Manager)
Phone 812-355-6310 ext2439
Email Jennifer [dot] fillmore [at] centerstone [dot] org
Description

HOPE is designed to alleviate the cycle of recidivism by reducing the challenges ex-offenders face. The purpose of HOPE is to apply evidence based practices to provide services and supports that empower ex-offenders to identify and initiate a career path, achieve a recognized certificate or degree, and secure and retain employment in their chosen occupations. Through mentoring and peer support groups, participants will build a social network to help them navigate the complex challenges of returning to their communities, including reuniting with family and obtaining stable housing, physical/mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment etc... Project staff will provide wrap around services to help participants overcome barriers to completing training and securing employment.

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Quarryland Men's Chorus

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Website http://quarryland.org
Phone (812) 876-4175
Address First United Church
2420 East 3rd Street, Bloomington
Hours Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
Description

The Quarryland Men's Chorus provides a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana. We foster talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music.

Phone 855-1764
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Reinventing Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids

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Website http://www.facebook.com/RoundaboutOperaforKids
Description

Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

 

This organization may be contacted via their website.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

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Website http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/restore/
Contact Sandi Clothier (Manager)
Phone (812) 331-2660
Email restore [at] MonroeCountyHabitat [dot] org
Address 2450 S. Henderson Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Description

Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement store with all proceeds from sales going to support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Individuals and businesses make donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, and other home improvement items which are sold to the public at a discount.

Year Established 2004
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RESULTS

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Website http://www.results.org/
Contact Kathleen Sobiech (Global Contact)
Phone (812) 334-8469
Email ksobiech [at] hotmail [dot] com
Hours call for meeting information
Description

RESULTS is an international citizens' lobby whose purpose is to create the political will to end hunger, at home and abroad.

Additional Contact Susan Fargo (Domestic Contact)
Phone (812)331-0629
Email sufargo [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Rhino's All Ages Music Club / Rhino's Youth Center

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Website http://www.rhinosyouthcenter.org
Contact David Britton (Booking)
Phone 812-333-3430
Email rhinosbooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Hours 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday and 8pm-midight Friday and Saturday
Description The mission of Rhino's Youth Center is to provide entertainment and engagement for the youth of our community in a safe environment, free from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Rhino's afternoon programs are designed not only to give youth something positive to do in the crucial 3-6 p.m. time frame, but also to encourage and facilitate youth in using their own unique voice through media. With the assistance of our partners and collaborators, we now offer 4 remarkably successful and innovative programs to accomplish that goal. All of these programs are implemented with professional staffing and support from the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and are offered free of charge to youth ages 13-18. Rhino's is the region's premier all-ages music venue, featuring local, national, and international performers.
Additional Contact Brad Wilhelm (Director)
Email rhinosdirector [at] ameritech [dot] net
Address Rhino's Youth Center
P.O. Box 1727
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Richland Bean Blossom Farm Bureau Association

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Contact Lee & Edith Phillips
Phone 339-2981
Description Part of the Monroe County Farm Bureau Association. Meets quarterly. Call for information.
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Richland Bean Blossom Youth Sports

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Website http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=rbbys
Contact April Kolbe (Secretary)
Phone (812) 876-5009
Email rbbyouthsports [at] aol [dot] com
Description Youth sports included are baseball, t-ball, basketball, and softball. Call for more information.
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Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation

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Website http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us
Contact Steven Kain (Superintendent)
Phone (812) 876-5300
Email skain [at] rbbcsc [dot] k12 [dot] in [dot] us
Description The mission is to work in cooperation with the community and families to provide students with an education that promotes responsible citizenship and encourages problem solving and creativity.
Additional Contact Dr. Carol Gardiner (Assistant Superintendent)
Email cgar6586 [at] rbbcsc [dot] k12 [dot] in [dot] us
Additional Contact Emily Richart (Treasurer)
Email elrichart [at] rbbcsc [dot] k12 [dot] in [dot] us
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Riddle Point Rowing Association

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Website http://www.riddlepointrowing.org/
Phone 812-856-5774
Email info [at] riddlepointrowing [dot] com
Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5: 30 pm
Description The Riddle Point Rowing Association (RPRA) is a community outreach organization that provides opportunities for individuals and families in the Monroe County area to learn, develop, and excel in the sport of rowing. RPRA strives to promote fairness, sportsmanship and participation, while providing coaching, education, recreational and competitive opportunities for its members.
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Rose Hill Cemetery

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=4676
Contact Barb Dunbar
Phone 349-3498
Email dunbarb [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

Cemetery maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of Bloomington, Indiana.

Phone 349-3700
Email parks [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
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RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program

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Website http://www.area10agency.org/rsvp/
Phone (812) 876-3383
Email rsvp [at] area10agency [dot] org
Address Office of RSVP and Area 10 Agency on Aging
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description

Get involved! Leave a legacy! RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is a clearinghouse for adult volunteers, helping volunteers find their perfect match based on their interests and needs. RSVP has 100s of volunteer opportunities throughout Monroe and Owen Counties. For those who are already volunteering, RSVP provides a social community to support and recognize their service. Volunteers submit their hours to help provide information to state and federal agencies regarding the impact seniors have in our community. A program of Area 10 Agency on Aging. Everyone has something to give - contact us today to get started!

Year Established 1988
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Rural Transit

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Website http://area10agency.org/ruraltransit/
Contact Monroe County
Phone (812) 876-1079
Email rt [at] area10agency [dot] org
Description

A service of the Area 10 Agency on Aging, Rural Transit offers bus service to everyone in Monroe, Owen, and Lawrence Counties. You can ride no matter your age or physical abilities.

Phone (812) 829-6066
Phone (812) 277-9615
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Saint Mark's Hand Bell Choir

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Website http://www.stmarksbloomington.org/?page_id=30
Contact Elaine Sonnenberg (Assistant Music Director)
Phone 332-5788
Email esonnenb [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 North State Road 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours (M-F) 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description The tradition of hand bell ringing is alive and flourishing at St. Mark's. Under the direction of Assistant Music Director and Organist Elaine Sonnenberg, two bell choirs, one for adults and one for youth, rehearse each week and perform at least once per month.
Email smumc [at] stmarksbloomington [dot] org
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Saint Mark's Lady Solitaires

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Website http://www.stmarksbloomington.org/?page_id=29
Contact Marty Cochran
Phone 812-332-5788
Email mkc3712 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Hours Call the church office or email for meeting times and locations.
Description Lady Solitaires is a Bloomington singles group run by Saint Mark's Methodist Church.
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Saint Mark's Nursery School

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Website http://stmarksbloomingtonnurseryschool.org/
Phone 812-333-4007
Description We believe that children learn best through play and meaningful relationships with peers and loving adults. Our environment allows children to experience and develop a deep love of learning.
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Salvation Army

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Website http://corps.salvationarmyindiana.org/bloomington/
Contact Jonathan Fitzgerald (Lieutenant)
Phone 812-336-4310
Email Jonathan_Fitzgerald [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org
Description

Child Care Shannon Chapman - Director 812-323-7402 BMG_childcare [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Social Services Monica Clemons - Director 812-336-4310 ext. 10 Monica_Clemons [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Thrift Store Becky Napier - Manager 812-334-1366

Volunteer Services Peter Iversen - Coordinator 812-336-4310 ext. 12 Peter_Iversen [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

The Salvation Army's stated objectives are the advancement of the Christian religion as promulgated in the religious doctrines-which are professed, believed and taught by the Army and, pursuant there to, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.

Additional Contact Catherine Fitzgerald (Lieutenant)
Email Catherine_Fitzgerald [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org
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Salvation Army Womens' Auxiliary

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Website http://corps.salvationarmyindiana.org/bloomington/
Phone 812-336-4310
Description Contact the Salvation Army Bloomington Office for more information on the Women's Auxiliary.
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Sanshin Zen Community

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Website http://sanshinji.org/home/
Contact Shohaku Okamura (Zendo Manager)
Phone (812) 332-2635
Email admin [at] sanshinji [dot] org
Address 1726 S. Olive St.
P.O. Box 1577
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours See web site for daily schedule.
Description

The Sanshin Zen Community of Bloomington includes people from many different sanghas, all joined to a common purpose: the realization of Buddha's Way in their everyday lives.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Sassafras Audubon Society

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Website http://www.sassafrasaudubon.org/
Contact Jeff Riegel (President)
Email sas [at] sassafrasaudubon [dot] org
Hours Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm; call for more details
Description The Sassafras Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Greene, Morgan, Brown, and Bartholomew Counties.
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Schizophrenic Anonymous

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Website http://www.sardaa.org/
Contact Valerie Markley (Contact Person)
Phone 812-323-9720
Email markley [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Fairview United Methodist Church, Wesley Room
600 West 6th St
Bloomington, IN
Hours Every second and fourth Thursday, 7-9pm
Description Free and confidential support group for people with Schizophrenia. Meets second and fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Fairview United Methodist Church.
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SCORE Bloomington

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Website http://bloomington.score.org
Phone 812-334-2392
Email score527 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Address 216 West Allen St
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses flourish. SCORE provides a public service to America by offering free small business advice and training.
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Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington

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Website http://ssgb.indianascots.org
Email info [at] bloomingscots [dot] org
Hours 6:30pm on the third Monday of each month - meets at First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Lincoln Street
Description

The Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington was founded to provide a means for individuals of Scottish ancestry or interest to experience and participate in activities that celebrate the Scottish culture.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Serious Macintosh Users Group

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Website http://www.smug.net
Contact Marc Kerr
Phone 812-855-0949
Email smugbl [at] smug [dot] net
Description Our members are serious about enjoying Macs and what they can do for us, but overall we are a mixture of novices, journeymen, and long-time Mac users, all having fun with our favorite computer. We provide a meeting place for Mac users in south-central Indiana to share, learn and play with all things Mac. Meets 2nd Wednesday of month in MCPL from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in room 1C. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Phone 876-7215
Email mkerr [at] indiana [dot] edu
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