Community Organizations

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


Traditional Arts Indiana

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~tradarts/
Contact Jon Kay (Director)
Phone 855-0418
Email tradarts [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description TAI is a partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission and the IU Folklore Department. TAI's mission is to support, promote, and present Indiana's traditional artists. It is a nonprofit, educational program.
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Trained Eye Arts Center

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Phone 812.269.6ART (6278)
Email allaboard [at] trainedeyearts [dot] com
Address 615 N Fairview St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Our Mission is to provide resources and educational programs designed to nurture artistic expression and broaden participation in the arts. Our cooperative is designed like a skills exchange, where we pool our skills together for the benefit of all our members and the Bloomington community.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Transition Bloomington

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Website http://www.transition-bloomington.org/
Contact Keith Johnson (Founder)
Phone 812-335-0383
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Economic Shocks?

Four Key Assumptions of the Transition Town movement:

* That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than be taken by surprise.

* That our communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil.

* That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.

* That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy future, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.

Additional Contact Rhonda Baird (Core Group Member)
Phone 812-323-1058
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 513 W Green
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Contact Ann Kreilkamp (Core Group Member)
Phone 812-334-1987
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 134 N Overhill
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance of Indiana (TS Alliance)

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Website http://www.tsalliance.org
Contact Susan Campbell (Chair)
Phone (800) 225-6872
Email sucampbe [at] gmail [dot] com
Description The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) -- the only national voluntary health organization for the genetic disorder known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- is a membership-based organization; members have voting privileges at the organization's annual meeting. It is also the lead organization for the funding of medical research related to TSC.
Phone 301-562-9890
Email info [at] tsalliance [dot] org
Address 801 Roeder Road
Suite 750
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Twenty-First Century Scholars at IUB

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~iub21cs/
Contact Chris Enstrom (Director)
Phone 812-856-1591
Email iub21cs [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Eigenmann 603 South
1900 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
Description Twenty-first Century Scholars' mission is to increase high school and college graduation rates among moderate to low-income students living in the state of Indiana. Income-eligible 7th- and 8th-graders that enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are guaranteed the cost of four years of college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. The Twenty-first Century Scholars award can be applied to an eligible public, private, technical, or proprietary school in Indiana.
Phone 1-800-992-2076
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Ubuntu Shelter

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Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ubuntu-Shelter/554931191204922
Description

Ubuntu Shelter is an organization attempting to address the lack of low-barrier homeless shelters in Bloomington during the months that the winter shelters do not operate.

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Unchained Ministries, Inc.

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Website http://www.unchainedministry.org/main.htm
Contact Larry Mitchell
Phone (812) 876-7051
Description Unchained Ministries, Inc. is an interdenominational non-profit Christian organization accepted in all of the major prisons in Indiana as well as many county jails.
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Unique Club

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Contact Debbie Sibbit
Phone (812) 333-1320
Hours Meets for lunch, September through May
Description The Unique Club is a social club for women of all ages, founded in 1895. It acts as a women's discussion group, and also performs some charitable activities. Call or see Indiana Room staff for more information.
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington

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Website http://www.uubloomington.org
Contact Carol Marks (Church Administrator)
Phone 812-332-3695
Email office [at] uubloomington [dot] org
Description

We are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and are guided by its principles. As a vibrant and accepting liberal religious community, we celebrate diverse beliefs and support individual searches for truth and meaning.

 

We are a GLBTQ Welcoming Congregation that is passionate about social justice, promotes life span religious education, and supports an active campus ministry.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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United Way of Monroe County

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Website http://www.monroeunitedway.org/
Contact Barry Lessow (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 334-8370
Email info [at] monroeunitedway [dot] org
Description

The mission of the United Way of Monroe County is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. The organization addresses critical needs today and works to reduce those needs tomorrow.

Additional Contact Jennifer Hottell (Community Engagement Director)
Additional Contact Sarah Hayes (Resource Development Director)
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Unity of Bloomington, a Center for Spiritual Growth

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Website www.unityofbloomington.org
Phone 812-333-2484
Email ministry [at] unityofbloomington [dot] org
Address 4001 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive spiritual community. We enjoy exploring teachings from Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism and more. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual's right to choose a spiritual path.


We believe and practice the following:
- God is absolute good, everywhere present.
- Human beings have a spark of divinity within them. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are inherently good.
- Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking.
- Prayer and Meditation are forms of creative thinking that heighten our connection with God.
- Knowing and understanding these principles are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows.


Sunday Service - 10:00am

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Unity of Bloomington, Center for Spiritual Growth

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Website http://www.unityofbloomington.org/
Contact Reverend Lynette Carlson (Co-Minister)
Phone (812) 333-2484
Email ministry [at] unityofbloomington [dot] org
Address Unity of Bloomington
4001 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Sunday services: 10am
Description Unity of Bloomington offers opportunities to transform our lives and to realize the Truth of our divinity by learning the principles of practical Christianity and experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Additional Contact Reverend David LeBeau (Co-Minister)
Email revdavid [at] unityofbloomington [dot] org
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Unity of Bloomington, Center for Spiritual Growth

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Website http://www.unityofbloomington.org/
Contact Reverend Lynette Carlson (Co-Minister)
Phone (812) 333-2484
Email ministry [at] unityofbloomington [dot] org
Address Unity of Bloomington
4001 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Sunday services: 10am
Description Unity of Bloomington offers opportunities to transform our lives and to realize the Truth of our divinity by learning the principles of practical Christianity and experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Additional Contact Reverend David LeBeau (Co-Minister)
Email revdavid [at] unityofbloomington [dot] org
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University Club of Indiana University

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/
Contact Barb Aspy (Manager)
Phone (812) 855-1325
Email uclub [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana Memorial Union, Room 150
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm
Description The University Club is for all faculty, staff, alumni, and interested community members. Members share a common bond: Indiana University. Friendships formed at the Club help foster connections across departmental lines; our social, cultural, and recreational activities add to the texture of University life. The Club's comfortable, welcoming facilities offer spaces for both large and small social gatherings, and quiet places to read or write.
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University Faculty Council

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~ufc/
Contact Craig Dethloff, Ph.D. (Chief of Staff)
Phone 812-856-5980
Email ufcoff [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Ballantine Hall 010
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description Hello and welcome to the University Faculty Council Homepage! The University Faculty Council consists of an elected body of members responsible for exercising faculty authority for the Indiana University System. Faculty governance at Indiana University has a unique history. We invite you to involve yourself in faculty governance at IU by attending our meetings, reading the minutes from meetings, and voting in council elections. We're looking forward to another productive year for the UFC and we hope to see you at one of our gatherings.
Phone Fax: 812-855-4667
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University Garden Group

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/gardening.html
Phone 855-1325
Email uclub [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana Memorial Union Room 150
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description Gardening group is currently inactive, but can be reactivated by a volunteer chair person
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University Information Technology Services

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Website http://uits.iu.edu/
Phone 812-855-9255
Email uits [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description University Information Technology Services (UITS) at Indiana University, with offices on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, develops and maintains a modern information technology environment throughout the university in support of IU's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning. UITS provides tools and services to support the academic and administrative work of the university, including a high-speed campus network with wireless access, central web hosting, a rich selection of free and low-cost software for personal use, tools and support for instruction and research, and supercomputers for data analysis and visualization.
Phone 812-855-6789
Email ithelp [at] iu [dot] edu
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University Women's Club Book Discussion Group

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/bookdiscussion.html
Contact Flo Davis
Phone 812-332-8788
Email davisflof [at] aol [dot] com
Hours Meets once a month at members' homes.
Description Open only to University Women's Club members. Book discussion focuses primarily but not exclusively on works of fiction. Hostess duties rotate on a voluntary basis as the group meets in each other's homes.
Additional Contact Becky Rusie
Phone 812-323-8138
Email rarusie [at] comcast [dot] net
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University Women's Club of Indiana University

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/uwcboard.html
Contact Sondra Woodhouse (President)
Phone 855-1325
Email sonwood2003 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Address Indiana Memorial Union Room 150
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours The University Women's Board meets at 10:00 am on the First Thursday of the month in a board members' home
Description At a tea held in the home of Mrs. H. A. Hoffman on Thursday, April 24, 1913, a social organization of Indiana University faculty women, wives and teachers was proposed. Forty five women were present and after discussion, agreement was reached to send invitations to all eligible women; to hold eight meetings a year; to pay dues and to serve refreshments; and to have an executive committee to direct the organization.
Additional Contact Barb Aspy (Club Manager)
Email uclub [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Upper Room Men's Shelter

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Website http://www.capstone.backstreet.org/Programs
Phone 333-1905
Email linda [at] backstreet [dot] org
Hours Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Description

An emergency shelter, part of Backstreet Missions. Backstreet Missions, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless and those with spiritual and physical needs, reaching out to people where they are in practical ways. Serve free meals as follows: Breakfast: Saturday morning only (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) Lunch: Monday - Saturday (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Dinner: Monday - Friday (4 - 5 p.m.)

Phone 333-6351
Additional Contact Dana Jones (Team Leader of Men's Shelter)
Phone 330-0079
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Upward Bound

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Website http://www.ipfw.edu/upbound/
Phone 812-856-5203
Description The mission of Upward Bound is to prepare each participant for successful entrance into a college or university. This college preparatory program is designed to assist students with the development of their academic skills and to provide the guidance for success beyond high school.
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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://www.indianapolis.va.gov/visitors/bloomington.asp
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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