We are a group of more than one hundred women in the Monroe County, IN, area who have joined together to support local not-for-profit agencies that are active in our community. We meet once per quarter on the first WEDNESDAY of the following months: February, May, August, November.
The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.
Area 10 Agency on Aging administers 2-1-1 Infolink, in partnership with the United Way of Monroe County and Smithville Telephone. This local 2-1-1 call center maintains a comprehensive database of community resources serving Monroe and Owen counties. Dial 2-1-1 for information about community resources that offer assistance with: Food, Clothing, and Shelter, Affordable Housing Employment, Emergency Financial Assistance Childcare Health and mental health care, including substance abuse services Legal Issues.
To speak to a Community Navigator by phone, dial 2-1-1 or 866-211-9966. A texting option is available as well. Hoosiers can text their zip code to 898-211 during the hours of 8 AM–5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, and communicate with a Community Navigator directly via text.
Inspired by the recently formed 100+ Women Who Care of Bloomington, a group of local men have joined forces recently to form “50+ Men Who Care".
Similar to the women, our mission is simple: Bring together 50+ men in the Monroe County area who care about local community causes and are committed to community service.
Four times a year, we will meet for an hour and jointly vote for a local charity or not-for-profit organization (three will be nominated ahead of time). Each man agrees write a $125 check to the selected organization and watches how the group’s commitment turns into a $5,000 or more donation.
We plan to do this four times a year and witness how this monetary contribution can improve the lives of our neighbors when placed in the hands of deserving grassroots agencies working to serve the local community.
A-HOPE Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2004. Our Mission is to provide deserving student athletes a seamless process of obtaining a student visa, transportation to the United States, making sure they are acclimated to their new environment and providing them with an opportunity to receive an outstanding education.
(Note: This organization can be contacted via an email form on their website.)
ABLES is a social support group for adults (age 18+) on the autism spectrum. This support group does not "teach" social skills, just provides a non-judgemental group for socialization. The group meets monthly for meals and conversation on the first Wednesday of the month at the College Mall Food Court at 5:30 pm. We also have activities monthly, chosen by members, such as visits to museums, attending sporting events, fishing, swimming, bowling, cookouts, and holiday parties. Communication with members is via e-mail.
The Active Aging Coalition is a grassroots organization consisting of older adults, their families, caregivers, and other community advocates interested in improving lives of older adults in our community. Through monthly meetings and an interactive website, we learn about each others participation in the older adult community, find ways to work together more efficiently, and increase our own understanding of available resources.
The Active Living Coalition is comprised of individuals and organizations in Bloomington that represent all areas of fitness, wellness, nutrition and active living. Active Living Coalition members include representatives from health care, health and nutrition education, city and county parks and recreation departments, businesses with focus on fitness, wellness and active living and service organizations that promote healthy, active lifestyles throughout the Bloomington community.
What We Do:
Improve overall health and wellness by developing educational materials and coordinating health events
Develop walking guides for Bloomington's trails and streets
Coordinate community walks and health fairs
Write and submit grants
Compile wellness resources to post on our site
Host employee wellness policy workshops
The Active Living Coalition is open to all who have a passion for improving health and wellness of people who live, work and visit Monroe County. Participation ranges from keeping abreast of activities and events to participating in and leading collaborative projects.
We meet the first Thursday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the I.U. Health Bloomington Community Health Office located at 333 East Miller Drive, Bloomington, Indiana .
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The Active Living Coalition (ALC) is a network of individuals and organizations whose mission is to work together to promote a healthy lifestyle to those who live, work, and visit Monroe County through events, programs, and policies.
We connect organizations and community members who are interested in creating a culture of health and wellness and offer opportunities for people who live, work, and visit Monroe County to thrive physically, emotionally, and socially.
Vision: To inspire community members to engage in their physical, emotional, social, and environmental health and wellness.
Meeting information (open to all interested individuals and organizations):
First Thursday of each month, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
ACUI (Association of College Unions International) was founded in the Midwestern United States by a group of students. Today, it has grown into the knowledge-based association for those students and professionals working in college unions and student activities throughout the world. The ACUI Central Office moved to Bloomington in 1981 and has maintained close ties with the local community and Indiana University ever since.
Mission: to facilitate human flourishing through the pursuit of athletic excellence.
Our year-round competitive swim team offers swim lessons, competitive swim training, and swimming for adults. Practices are offered daily at Edgewood High School.
Aktion Club is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International for adults living with disabilities
We meet on the second Friday of every month at the Bloomington office of LIFEDesigns Inc.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The All Breed Rescue Alliance of South Central Indiana, Inc. (ABRASCI) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. The Alliance was created in 1998 by six individuals who worked with their respective breed rescue groups dedicated to the rescue of a particular breed of dog. These individuals saw a need in Monroe County to work together, share information and publicize the concept of breed rescue.
All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center is a program of Backline, a national nonprofit organization that has been creating space for people to find unconditional and judgment-free support since 2004.
The Alpine Ski Club is a dynamic organization dedicated to the enjoyment of winter sports such as alpine skiing and snow boarding, good fellowship among skiers and friends, and activities that bring members together throughout the year.
Incorporated in Bloomington, Indiana in 1981 as a non-profit organization, the Alpine Ski Club has drawn its membership from as far away as Glacier, Montana. Members have ranged in age from 20s through 70s. And member backgrounds are just as diverse as their ages. The club sponsors spring break (and an occasional January or February) trip to the Rockies or Europe, day and weekend trips in the mid-west, and "ski nights" at our local resort - Paoli Peaks, Indiana. The ASC is now a member of the Ohio Valley Ski Council, so our members can participate in other OVSC events and its club's trips and racing competitions.
Altrusa International provides community service, develops leadership, fosters international understanding, and encourages fellowship by an international network of executives and professionals in diversified career classifications.
Bloomington Hospital's Alzheimer's Resource Service serves families and professional caregivers who live or work with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Care for the caregiver is a primary mission of the center, and education, support, and resources are offered at no charge. Funded by the Bloomington Hospital Foundation. See also the Care Circle, a support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Resource Center. 812-353-9299 - By appointment only.
Located on W. Bloomfield Rd. (2nd Street) on the west side of town, Twin Lakes Sports Park plays host to spring, summer and fall adult softball leagues, and has been awarded the distinction of hosting national softball tournaments for all ages of participants for over a decade.
Since 1917, the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross has provided disaster relief, services to Armed Forces, emergency preparedness and lifesaving programs to Bloomington and the surrounding communities. Today we serve residents in both Monroe and neighboring Owen County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This congressionally-mandated service not only applies to major national tragedies but also to single-family incidents, generally fire, flood or tornadoes. Typically Red Cross responds by purchasing food, new clothing and providing shelter for families to help meet immediate emergency needs.
Blood Services-You can help the Monroe County Red Cross save lives by becoming a blood donor.
To find out where you can donate, visit Give Blood or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE