Community Organizations

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


Lighthouse Community Church

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Website http://lighthouse-lhcc.com/
Phone (812) 339-3306
Address 850 E Winslow Rd
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Updated October 16, 2014

Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society

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Website http://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg2.html
Contact John Simpson (President)
Phone 332-8815
Email nreynol [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

The Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society is a Region 2 club of the The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). The AHS is a forum for persons interested in the advancement of the daylily. It is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. This club is also associated with the American Hosta Society. The club works with Hilltop Garden Center and has been involved in local community gardening projects.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Listening Line

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Website http://www.hopeline.com
Phone 339-2803 (9 AM-5 PM)
Email reese [at] hopeline [dot] com
Address 407 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

A nightly confidential crisis hotline serving Monroe County and the Indiana University campus community. Sponsored by Mental Health Association, a United Way agency.

Part of Kristin Brooks Hope Center.

Phone 332-6060 (6 PM-12AM)
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Updated October 16, 2014

Little Star Center

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Website http://www.littlestarcenter.org/
Email info [at] littlestarcenter [dot] org
Address 3109 Canterbury Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of Little Star Center, Inc. is to provide a structured, sensory-friendly facility where children with autism receive individualized therapeutic intervention. Based on the fundamental principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Little Star provides an atmosphere where children, therapists, and families can interact, support each other and receive on-going training so that each child can reach their full potential at home and in a variety of settings outside of therapy.

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Updated October 15, 2014

Little Union Baptist Church

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Website http://www.littleunion.org
Phone (812) 332-0172
Address 5511 N Brummetts Creek Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Updated October 16, 2014

Living Waters Church

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Website http://www.livingwaters-ministries.com
Phone (812) 339-4117
Address 2655 N Smith Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

Local Clay Potters Guild

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Website http://localclay.net/
Contact Karen Green Stone (President)
Phone 812-333-8085
Email info [at] localclay [dot] net
Description

Local Clay Potter's Guild promotes individual artistic growth. Promotes the artistic standing of local clay as a whole and contributes to the growth of interest of ceramic arts in Indiana. The guild supports the annual "soup bowl" benefit and sponsors an annual education workshop.

Additional Contact Barb Lund (Vice President)
Phone 812-339-8476
Email barbrlund [at] gmail [dot] com
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Updated February 26, 2015

Local Council of Women, Inc. (LCW)

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Website http://lcwbloomington.org/
Contact Nancy Lumbley (President)
Phone 812-336-4810
Email nlumbley [at] comcast [dot] net
Description

The mission of the Local Council of Women (LCW) is to be a voice for community health, to advocate for solutions to accessibility and delivery of health care, and to exercise the responsibilities inherent in organizational ties to Bloomington Hospital.

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Updated October 15, 2014

Local Growers Guild

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Website http://www.localgrowers.org/
Contact Megan Hutchison (Guild Manager)
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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Updated October 16, 2014

Longwood/Devon

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Contact HAND Office City of Bloomington
Phone 812-349-3420
Address 401 N Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

Lothlorien Society

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Website http://www.elvinhome.org
Email lothlorieninfo [at] gmail [dot] com
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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Updated October 16, 2014

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Inc

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Website http://lotusfest.org/
Contact Sunni Fass (Executive Director)
Phone 812-336-6599
Email sunni [at] lotusfest [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 1667
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Mission is to create opportunities to experience and celebrate the diversity of the world's cultures through music and arts.

Additional Contact Lee Williams (Artistic Director)
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Updated October 16, 2014

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

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Website http://lodge1081.moosepages.org/
Contact Kevin Russ (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.

Phone (812) 333-1213
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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated March 19, 2014

Malaysian Student Association

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~msaiub/
Contact Mohd Fazhi (President)
Phone 812-855-7133
Email msaiub [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address International Center
116 S. Jordan
Bloomington, IN
Description

Networking group for Malaysian students in Bloomington.

Email msmfauzi [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Updated October 15, 2014

Maple Grove Christian Church

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Website http://www.maplegrovechristian-church.com/
Contact Richard Amerine
Phone (812) 876-6182
Address 5925 N Maple Grove Rd
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

Maple Heights

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Contact HAND Office City of Bloomington
Phone 812-349-3420
Address 401 N Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

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
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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Updated October 16, 2014

Mary's Children Bookstore

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Contact Jim Wade
Phone (812) 825-7470
Address 8220 W State Road 48
Bloomington, In 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 15, 2014

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

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Website www.mathers.indiana.edi
Phone 812-855-6873
Email mathers [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures offers research and training opportunities for IU students, educational support and services for IU faculty and elementary/ secondary school teachers, and family-friendly exhibits and programs. Admission to the museum and its programs is free. During normal hours of operation the Mathers Museum exhibition hall and Museum store are open Tuesday through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Free visitor parking is avaliable by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School Parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and E permits. During the weekends, free parking is avaliable on the surrounding streets.

Year Established 1963
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated February 25, 2015

Matlock Heights

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Contact HAND Office City of Bloomington
Phone 812-349-3420
Address 401 N Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

Mc Doel Baptist Church

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Contact Harold G Carter
Phone (812) 336-6979
Address 1008 S Rogers St
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Updated October 16, 2014

MCCSC Adult Education at Broadview Learning Center (BLC)

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/adulted
Phone 330-7731
Address 705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
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.

The Broadview Learning Center offers the following services:

  • FREE Adult Basic Education/TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) classes (formerly GED)
  • FREE ESL (English as a Second Language) classes
  • FREE Teen Learning Center (TLC) Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Evening Computer Classes
  • Volunteer Training and Opportunities
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Updated January 19, 2015

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
Description

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

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Updated October 16, 2014

MCCSC Community Transitions

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/Page/2566
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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Updated October 06, 2014

MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

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Contact Deborah Myerson (Chair)
Phone 812-330-0898
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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Updated January 28, 2013

McDoel Gardens

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Contact HAND Office City of Bloomington
Phone 812-349-3420
Address 401 N Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014
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