Community Organizations

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


Center for Sustainable Living

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Website http://simplycsl.org/
Phone 812-332-8796
Email csloffice [at] gmail [dot] com
Address The Caldwell ECO Center
323 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description It is the mission of the Center for Sustainable Living to make available information, services, projects and networking opportunities for those interested in exploring ecologically and economically sustainable ways of thinking, living and interacting in our community.
Additional Contact Lucille Bertuccio (President)
Phone 812-331-2726
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Center for the Study of History and Memory

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cshm/
Contact Barbara Truesdell (Dr.)
Phone 812-855-2856
Address 400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

The center's mission encompassed archival, pedagogical, and research goals in the field of oral history, with particular emphasis on the history of Indiana and the Midwest, and to address the growing interdisciplinary field of memory studies, of which oral history is one important facet. The Center for the Study of History and Memory continues to build upon its work in the field of oral history while broadening the range of its research projects to address the many ways that people remember, represent, and use the past in public and private life.

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Center for Women's Ministries

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Website http://www.centerforwomensministries.org/
Contact Bonnie Porter (Director)
Phone 812-332-0845
Email bloomingontoncwm [dot] 1 [at] juno [dot] com
Hours Monday-Thursday 9-5
Description

The International Center for Women's Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering free, Christ-centered counseling to women in need. To learn more about us and to see how you can be a part of our organization, please explore our site using the links to the left. We are located in Bloomington, Indiana, and host many centers around the country. Locate the one nearest you from our list of local centers. We'd love to hear from you.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Center on Aging and Community

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Website http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cac/
Contact Philip B. Stafford (Director)
Phone (812) 855-6508
Email cac [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description The mission of the Center on Aging and Community is to provide leadership that enables older persons to lead self-determined lives within their communities. The Center promotes practices that ensure access to opportunities for meaningful, productive, and healthy lifestyles.
Additional Contact Jane Harlan-Simmons
Additional Contact Peggy Holtz
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Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC)

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Website http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cclc/
Contact Teresa Grossi (Director)
Phone 812-855-6508
Email tgrossi [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

CCLC is one of seven centers at the Indiana Institute on Diability and Community, Indiana's University Center for Excellence.Services are available statewide to schools and organizations that support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Career development, secondary education and transition services; integrated employment; community living; systems and policy analysis; and person-directed planning, services, and funding.

Phone Fax: 812-855-9630
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Centerstone

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Website http://www.centerstone.org/indiana-services
Phone 812-339-1691
Address 645 South Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Centerstone is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and educational services in Indiana and Tennessee. In 2011, we served 74,000 individuals and families. We seek to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.

Centerstone provides a variety of services and meetings, please visit the website to view options.

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Centerstone Intensive Outpatient Program

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Website http://www.centerstone.org/
Contact Cindy Houston (Addiction Coordinator - Bloomington)
Phone 812-339-1691
Hours Meets 3 times/week: M, T, and W.
Description

Addictions pod: 337-2268 Program for people who are chemically dependant on alcohol and/or drugs. Fees are arranged on a sliding scale, dependent upon income, for those in need of financial assistance. Accepts insurance, medicaid and medicare.

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Centerstone Research Institute

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Website http://centerstoneresearch.org/
Contact Dr. Dennis Morrison (Chief Executive Officer)
Phone 812-337-2302
Email contact [at] centerstoneresearch [dot] org
Description

Formerly known as South Central Indiana Mental Health Center. Seeks to improve the way mental health care is delivered.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Central Indiana Wilderness Club

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Website http://ciwclub.org
Contact Dave Hoffmeyer (President)
Email ciwcinfo [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

CIWC is a non-profit volunteer-run club organized for the purpose of providing affordable wilderness adventures.

Additional Contact Andrew Worley (Vice President)
Additional Contact John Bredencamp (Secretary)
Year Established 1982
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Children Cope with Divorce

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Website http://www.vnsi.org/chil.asp
Contact Carolyn Hester (Program Coordinator)
Phone (800) 248-6540
Address Justice Building
301 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

An educational program for parents and other interested persons who want to minimize the impact of divorce on children. All persons who divorce in Monroe County and have underage children are required to attend this program. After attending the seminar, participants receive a certificate and their attendance will be confirmed in court. Each parent should schedule the class within 30 days of filing for divorce.

 

Client Registration - 877-840-2673/317-722-8201

Additional Contact Twylia White
Phone 317-517-2704
Email twhite [at] vnsi [dot] org
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Childrens Corner Cooperative Nursery School

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Website http://www.bloomingtonchildrenscorner.org/
Phone 812-337-7897
Email BloomingtonCCCNS [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Fairview United Methodist Church
600 W. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours 9:15am-11:45am, with an optional lunch bunch program (for additional fee of $5/day) from 11:45am-12:45pm.
Description

A parent-cooperative nursery school. Children's Corner is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, an independent accrediting system sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Commission for Bloomington Downtown

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Website http://www.downtownbloomington.com
Contact Talisha Coppock (Director)
Phone 812-336-3681
Description Provides services to retail and service businesses in downtown Bloomington. Sponsors downtown special events such as Taste of Bloomington, 4th of July Parade, and Canopy of Lights.
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Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU)

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Website http://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/dean-students/commission-multicultural-understanding/index.shtml
Contact Suzie Chung
Phone (812) 855-4463
Email comu [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University
705 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

COMU uses committees made up of students, staff, and faculty to enhance the campus climate through education and increased communication on issues of oppression, gather information and encourage activities that increase awareness and understanding of racism and other forms of oppression, and promote greater communication on campus among all persons, regardless of race, age, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.

Email sukchung [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Communication Workers of America Local 4730 (CWA)

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cwa/
Phone 812-855-8508
Email cwa4730 [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 400 East Seventh Street, Poplars 832
Bloomington, IN
Description

Union for IUB support staff and IUNW clerical/technical staff. See website for details.

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Community Chamber Music Association of Bloomington

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Website http://communitychambermusicassociation.blogspot.com//
Contact Ruth Boshkoff (President)
Email Ruth [dot] Boshkoff [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 3333 S. Spring Branch Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Open to community musicians. Email for details.

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Community Eye Care Center

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Website http://www.optometry.iu.edu/clinics/index.shtml
Contact Dr. Patricia Henderson (Director)
Phone 855-1671
Email cecc [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Description

You may call or e-mail us for an eye examination appointment--or use our online appointment form. Appointments are not necessary to visit our eyewear center, but please be sure to check in at the main desk when you arrive.

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Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

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Website http://www.cfbmc.org/
Contact Tina Peterson (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Phone 812-333-9016
Email info [at] cfbmc [dot] org
Address 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 321
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Description

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for our local citizens. We create positive impact, help people achieve their charitable goals and collaborate in order to improve the quality of life in Monroe County.

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Community Kitchen

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Website http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com/
Contact Vicki Pierce (Executive Director)
Phone 812-332-0999
Email info [at] monroecommunitykitchen [dot] com
Address Kitchen:
1515 South Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Both locations: Monday - Saturday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description

Free meals to anyone in need. Donations of food and volunteer time always appreciated. For anyone in need; no questions asked. Second serving site at 11th and Monroe Streets.

Address Express:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Address P.O. Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Congregation Beth Shalom / Bloomington Jewish Community

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Website http://www.bethshalom-bjc.org/
Contact Judith Rose (President)
Phone 812-334-2440
Email bethshalombloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Congregation Beth Shalom is a house of community, of learning and of prayer that provides a unifying Jewish focus for its diverse membership as congregants explore their identity as Jews and their relationship as Jews to the larger community. To fulfill its mission, Beth Shalom offers communal activities; inreach to its members; outreach to the community; social welfare projects; education for children, teenagers, adults and families; and activities that foster spiritual exploration.

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Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Website http://www.visitbloomington.com/
Phone 334-8900
Phone 334-2344
Phone (800) 800-0037
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COTA -Childrens Organ Transplant Association Inc.

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Website http://www.cota.org
Contact Richard Lofgren (Executive Director)
Phone 800-336-2682
Email cota [at] cota [dot] org
Description

The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that helps raise funds for and promote awareness of children and young adults in need of life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood, or stem cell transplants.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Council for Community Accessibility CCA

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/cca
Contact Craig Brenner
Phone 812-349-3471
Email brennerc [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

The Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is a volunteer group that advocates for the interests of people with disabilities. Formerly known as the Community Council on Handicap Concerns, the group was formed in 1990. See web page for more information and a link to the current meeting schedule.

Additional Contact Sue Owens
Phone 812-349-3468
Email owenss [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
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Council of Neighborhood Associations CONA

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Website http://www.conabloomington.org/
Email infocona [at] conaonline [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 252
Bloomington, IN 47404-0252
Hours Regular monthly meetings are held at City Hall (401 N. Morton St), generally in the Dunlap Room on the second floor.
Description Community organization that provides the training resources and advocacy needed to enhance citizens' ability to shape quality neighborhoods.
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Counsel in the Court

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Contact Walker Diane (Program Director)
Phone (812) 339-3610
Email dist10probono [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Justice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404-3843
Hours Fridays 10 AM - 1PM
Description Law students who conduct interviews and do forms for people for family law. A lawyer oversees the work, double checks the forms, and gives advice to walk-in clients. People who want help should bring all documents they have connected with their legal problem for maximum efficiency
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Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA

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Website http://www.monroecountycasa.org/
Contact Kristin Bishay (CASA Director)
Phone (812) 333-2272
Email info [at] monroecountycasa [dot] org
Address One City Centre
120 West 7th Street, Suite 110
Bloomington,, IN 47404
Description Provides trained community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the Monroe County juvenile court.

"To help ensure that the abused and neglected children of Monroe County live in safe, permanent homes and have the opportunity to reach their full potential."

Phone 1-800-800-5556
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Crane Learning and Education Center

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Website http://www.clecvets.org
Contact Vicki Baker
Phone 812-863-5003
Description

Provides disabled veterans on-the-job training and education to prepare them for a variety of career opportunities.

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Creative Indiana

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Website http://www.successworkonline.com/creativeindiana/
Contact Ladi Terry
Phone (812) 219-4493
Email ladi [at] successworkonline [dot] com
Description

There are national and international movements to bring imagination, creative thinking, problem solving and innovation to bear on complex societal issues and opportunities. Creative Indiana seeks to be a leader in these efforts. Creative Indiana’s  mission is to “Unleash the Power of Creativity in Community, Education and Business through Programming, Training and Dialogue.”

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Creative Thinking and Leadership Center

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Website http://www.successworkonline.com/trainings/
Contact Ladi Terry
Phone 812-219-4493
Email ladi [at] successworkonline [dot] com
Address 223 W. Dodds St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Offers training in creative thinking, leadership skills and the creative problem-solving processes to community members and organizations. See website for training event registration.

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Creature Comforts

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Contact Nola Hartman
Phone 812339-8589
Description

Creature Comforts is a group of volunteers who make and sell small quilts for pets (or for babies or to use as wall hangings). Money raised by the sale of the quilts goes to the Monroe County Humane Association and to the Cincinnati Zoo Angel fund which buys habitat for cheetahs. Quilts are displayed and sold at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital on Smith Road.

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Crisis Pregnancy Center of Bloomington, Inc.

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Website http://www.cpcbloomington.org/
Phone (812) 334-0055
Email info [at] cpcbloomington [dot] org
Description

CPC of Bloomington is a nonprofit ministry serving women, as well as their families and partners, who come seeking help in making decisions about their pregnancies and related concerns. Office Hours: Monday, 9am-noon and 1-5:30pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-noon and 1-4pm; Material Support Hours: Monday, 10am-noon and 1-5:30pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-noon and 1-4pm.

Phone (800) 395-HELP
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