Community Organizations

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


VA Medical Center

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Website http://www.indianapolis.va.gov
Phone 888-878-6889
Description The VA Medical Center is the only complex, tertiary medical center in Indiana. Provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care.
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VA Outpatient Clinic

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Website http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=919
Phone 812-336-5723
Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description

Provides primary, mental, and specialty care to veterans.

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Vet To Vet

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Website http://www.vettovetbloomington.com
Contact Terri Languell
Phone 812-863-2178
Email thoneyhush [at] aol [dot] com
Description We are veterans committed to helping ourselves and other veterans achieve recovery from the psychiatric and adjustment problems that we,as veterans, face.
Additional Contact Cathi Johnson
Email rockice1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Contact Bill Pate (Commander)
Phone 812-332-4684
Description Bloomington area Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Villages of Indiana, Inc.

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Website http://www.villages.org
Phone 812-332-1245
Description

The Villages, Indiana's largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serves over 1,200 children and their families each day. Their vision is that every child will flourish in a healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient family and are committed to finding every child a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

Phone 1-800-822-4888
Phone 812-332-3501
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Visually Impaired Preschool Services

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Website http://www.vips.org
Contact Rebecca Davis (Development Director)
Phone 1-888-636-8477
Address 2600 S Henderson St, #154
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Mission of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc. (VIPS) is to offer appropriate services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and to their families; to maximize each child's developmental potential through direct services, advocacy, and community education.

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Volunteers for Change

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Website https://volunteer.truist.com/cobvn/org/10319548052.html
Contact Anne McLaughlin (Member)
Phone (812) 327-3804
Hours no office hours
Description

We are a group of concerned citizens from south-central Indiana who believe that the challenges the nation and the world are facing are so serious that they can only be solved through a rebirth of citizenship.

Additional Contact Jeff Thomas (Member)
Phone 443-220-1673
Email thomasjgb [at] hotmail [dot] com
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County

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Website http://www.vimmonroecounty.org/
Contact Nancy Richman (Executive Director)
Phone Clinic: 812-333-4001
Email info [at] vimmonroecounty [dot] org
Address 811 W. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Description

In cooperation with others in the community, Volunteers in Medicine plans to provide the following services without cost to the medically underserved in Monroe and Owen Counties: easily accessible, quality primary and preventive health care; treatment for both acute and chronic conditions; and health education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own well being.

 

Replaced the CHAP (Community Health Access Program)Clinic in April 2007.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

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Website http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/vital
Phone 349-3173
Email vital [at] monroe [dot] lib [dot] in [dot] us
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

VITAL offers the following services:

  • One-to-one tutoring - Trained tutors help individual learners set goals, gain essential literacy skills, and increase their confidence.
  • New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive and confidential group
  • Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and English as a second language
  • Introduction to Tutoring for Volunteers
  • Brown Bag Lunches
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Wapehani Mountain Bike Park

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/locations/viewLocation.php?location_id=48
Phone 349-3700
Email parks [at] city [dot] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Hours Park is open from 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily
Description

Wapehani Mountain Bike Park on Weimer Road is located off of West 2nd Street (Bloomfield Road). This wooded hilly 43 acre area is designed for mountain bike use. Several trails are available for biking or hiking by foot.

Email parks [at] city [dot] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
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Well House Society

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Website http://iufoundation.iu.edu/giving/donor.html
Contact Jim Muehling (Director)
Phone 855-8311
Email jmuehlin [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU Foundation
Post Office Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description Well House Society associates give to IU where the University's needs are greatest. Your unrestricted support is a source of flexible funding that beautifies IU's campuses and enriches its academic mission. Associates give at least $2,000 annually with a minimum of $1,000 going to unrestricted uses. If you are under 40, you may become an associate with an annual gift of $1,000.
Phone 1-800-558-8311
Email iuf [at] indiana [dot] edu
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WFHB Bloomington Community Radio

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Website http://wfhb.org
Contact Cleveland Dietz (General Manager)
Phone 812-323-1200
Email manager [at] wfhb [dot] org
Address 108 W Fourth St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

WFHB is Indiana’s first community radio station! Volunteer-powered and listener-supported since 1993.

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WFIU Community Advisory Board

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Website http://indianapublicmedia.org/about/cab/
Contact Janis Starcs (Chair)
Phone 812-332-9995
Description The WFIU Community Advisory Board assists WFIU senior managers fulfill the station's mission to inform, inspire, and educate its audiences.
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White Oak Cemetery

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=1747
Contact Barb Dunbar
Phone (812) 349-3498
Email dunbarb [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

Originally the United Presbyterian Cemetery, White Oak Cemetery was purchased by the City of Bloomington in 1914 and renamed White Oak in 1983.

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White River Central Labor Council

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Website http://www.whiteriverclc.org/
Contact Jackie Yenna (President)
Phone (812) 333-8494
Email wrclc [at] whiteriverclc [dot] org
Hours Call or visit web site for more information.
Description The White River Central Labor Council represents affiliated unions and constituency groups in Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, and Owen Counties in Indiana.
Additional Contact John Clower (Secretary)
Email john [at] whiteriverclc [dot] org
Additional Contact Jerry Sutherlin (Treasurer)
Email jerry [at] whiteriverclc [dot] org
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White River Farm Bureau Co-op

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Website http://www.whiterivercoop.com/
Contact Tim Fagan (Branch Manager)
Phone (812) 332-4472
Email bloomington [at] whiterivercoop [dot] com
Address 1305 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Office: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm; Store: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 6pm; Saturday, 7:30am - 5pm
Description

White River Co-op is a full service agricultural retailer that serves patrons in a six county area - Daviess, Greene, Martin, Monroe, Lawrence, and Orange - in South Central Indiana.

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Wild Nature Project

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Website http://www.wildnatureproject.com/
Phone 812-361-3471
Email kevin [at] owlcreekprograms [dot] com
Description

Nature Connection and Community through animal tracking, wilderness survival, naturalist skills, wild edible and medicinal plants, and teacher-trainings.

 

Formerly known as Owl Creek Programs.

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WildCare Inc.

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Website http://www.wildcareinc.org/
Email info [at] wildcareinc [dot] org
Hours Call hours are every day, 8am to 8pm; call for intakes
Description

WildCare Inc. provides professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in Indiana. (Note: WildCare is not currently taking in any new animals for care due to budget restrictions and a large increase in animals in need. Call for more info.)

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Willie Streeter Community Gardens

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=212
Contact Kim Ecenbarger (Special Services Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-3739
Email ecenbark [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

A cooperative venture of several city departments. A limited number Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department. Plots are located on Winslow Park land near the YMCA.

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Windfall Dancers

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Website http://www.windfalldancers.org/index.php
Contact Matthew Wisley (School Director)
Phone (812) 334-0506
Email school [at] windfalldancers [dot] org
Address Windfall Studio
1101 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description Windfall Dancers is Bloomington's oldest community modern dance collective. We are a fully qualified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors. Windfall is comprised of a community of people who love to dance. Windfall Dancers is always working to make sure that Bloomington has a space where the community can come together to create, learn, and enjoy dance!
Email windfall [at] windfalldancers [dot] org
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WISE--Working Out to Increase Strength and Endurance

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Website http://mypage.iu.edu/~jdjohnst/WISE3.html
Contact Margie Kobow
Phone 332-5555 x 221
Email mkobow [at] monroecountyymca [dot] org
Address Monroe County YMCA
2125 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:15-11:15 AM or 6:30-7:30 PM, and Sat. 8:00-9:00 AM at the Monroe County YMCA
Description The W.I.S.E. Program is an exercise program designed specifically for individuals who are either currently undergoing treatment for a cancer related illness or those who have completed their therapy. This program is open to all cancer patients/survivors, regardless of cancer type, stage, or current treatment status, or time since diagnosis and treatment. Approval from your physician is required to start the program. Contact Margie Kobow at the Monroe County YMCA for the appropriate forms.
Additional Contact Jeanne Johnston
Email jdjohnst [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Women of the Moose

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Website http://www.mooseintl.org/public/WOTM.asp
Contact Pat Shuffitt (Senior Regent)
Phone (812) 825-5090
Hours Meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7pm at the Moose Club
Description Along with other units of Moose International, the Women of the Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for members, located near Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, Women of the Moose Chapters conduct more than $20 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.
Phone (812) 332-1372
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Women With Will

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Contact Jeanette Heidewald
Phone 330-9527
Email heidewal [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 3104 Autumn Court
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Multisport training group for women (running, biking, swimming, walking, triathalon). See website for current meeting times.

Additional Contact Kathy Avers
Email ravers [at] kiva [dot] net
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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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