Community Organizations

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

 

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Community Eye Care Center

Websitehttps://optometry.iu.edu/patient-care/index.html
Address744 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
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.

ContactDr. Patricia Henderson (Director)
cecc [at] indiana.edu
855-8436
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Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

Websitehttp://www.cfbmc.org/
Address101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 321
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

Created by individuals, families, and businesses who share a passion for Monroe County and a vision for its future, the Community Foundation has granted $21 million to more than 380 local nonprofit organizations. Our $26 million endowment is growing and so is the difference we make by connecting caring people, important cuases, and community resources.

ContactTina Peterson (President and Chief Executive Officer)
info [at] cfbmc.org
812-333-9016
Year Established1990
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc

Websitehttp://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com/
Address1515 South Rogers St.
PO Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressExpress:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

501(c)3 Hunger Relief agency providing free meals to anyone in need from two locations, from 4-6 pm, M-Sat, and outreach programs to the community's most vulnerable: children, older adults, and the chronically ill.

 

ContactVicki Pierce (Executive Director)
director [at] monroecommunitykitchen.com
812-332-0999
Year Established1983
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Compass Early Learning Center

Websitehttps://mcum.org/programs/compass/
AddressNorth
827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressDowntown
219 E 4th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Compass Early Learning Center - North is a Licensed Center in Bloomington IN, with a maximum capacity of 84 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Toddler-Two; Three-Twelve. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

 

Compass Early Learning Center - Downtown is a Licensed Center in Bloomington IN, with a maximum capacity of 96 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant-Toddler; Two-Five. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

ContactBrittney Denton (Director)
bdenton [at] mcum.org
812-339-3429
Additional ContactStacy Jones
sjones [at] mcum.org
812-727-3737
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Congregation Beth Shalom / Bloomington Jewish Community

Websitehttps://www.bethshalom-bjc.org/
Address3750 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
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.

ContactSue Swartz (President)
bethshalombloomington [at] gmail.com
812-334-2440
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Conservation Law Center

Websitehttps://conservationlawcenter.org
Address116 S Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

Conservation Law Center provides legal counsel without charge to conservation organizations, works to improve conservation law and policy, and offers law students clinical experience in the practice of law and the profession's public service tradition.

ContactLily Bonwich
admin [at] conservationlawcenter.org
812-856-0229
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Council for Community Accessibility CCA

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/cca
AddressBloomington, IN
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.

ContactCraig Brenner
cca [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3433
Additional Contactowenss [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3468
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Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA)

Websitehttps://cona.bloomington.in.us
AddressP.O. Box 252
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

CONA (Council of Neighborhood Associations) is an umbrella organization representing Monroe County’s neighborhood associations. They formulate positions on public policy and represent our neighborhoods at city, county and state government meetings.

Contactconabloomington [at] gmail.com
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Counsel in the Court

Websitehttp://www.d10probono.org/
AddressJustice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404-3843
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

ContactDiane Walker (Program Director)
dist10probono [at] gmail.com
812-339-3610
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Courage to Change Sober Living

Websitehttps://couragetochangehouse.org
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Passion, experience and a fierce commitment to recovery are the cornerstones of our success.

Courage to change was founded in recognition of the need for lower barrier sober living in and around Monroe County. We wanted to offer sober living options that can meet the needs of those who come from wealth and those who were never so fortunate. That is exactly what we have done.

We are founded on the recognition of individual recovery depending on multiple approaches. We provide the space and help where an individual can come to take full responsibility for their own recovery.

ContactMarilyn Burrus
c2csoberliving [at] gmail.com
812-391-5440
Year Established2018
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Creative Indiana

Websitehttp://www.successworkonline.com/creativeindiana/
AddressBloomington, IN 47403
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.”

ContactLadi Terry
ladi [at] successworkonline.com
812-219-4493
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Creative Thinking and Leadership Center

Websitehttp://www.successworkonline.com/trainings/
Address223 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.

ContactLadi Terry
ladi [at] successworkonline.com
812-219-4493
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Creature Comforts

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.

ContactNola Hartman
812339-8589
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Crimson Cupboard Student Food Pantry

Websitehttps://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/CrimsonCupboard
Address800 North Union Street (Campus View Apartments)
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Parent Organization: Indiana University - Bloomington

Based on the research that has been completed on food scarcity within college campuses, the Crimson Cupboard was created to fulfill those needs of students here at Indiana University Bloomington. We provide non-persihable food items to all IU undergraduate and graduate students who may be in need of food assistance. Students will have the opportunity to shop in the pantry twice each month and they will be required to simply show their student I.D. card (Campus Access Card) to access the pantry. The amount of food that each student recieves depends on their demographic information such as: place of residence, family size, etc. Regardless, we serve to ensure that every student recieves what they need.

All students are eligible to volunteer with the pantry, and we ask that each individual maintain a high level of discretion when volunteering with Crimson Cupbaord.

Contactjonesmem [at] umail.iu.edu
317-809-9938
Year Established2015
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Cry of the Children, Inc.

Address540 South Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

In collaboration with local community organizations, schools, and parents this organization seeks to help youth obtain the tools they need to build and maintain successful relationships with parents, teachers, and the larger community of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

Our vision is to provide a positive, fulfilling outlet which allows children to express their creative talent. Cry of the Children Inc. will foster such an environment through the mind, body, and spirit. The programs are based on a support and enrichment model aimed at assisting the young person to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals.

ContactDellsie Boddie
cryofthechildren [at] gmail.com
8123614059
Year Established2002
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Monastery

Websitehttp://www.ganden.org/
Address2150 E. Dolan Road
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Gaden Khachoe Shing is a Buddhist monastery dedicated to preserving the Buddha's teachings as transmitted through the Gelukpa lineage of Tibet, for the benefit of all beings.

Contactdgtl [at] ganden.org
812-334-3456
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Daughters of Isabella (D of I)

Websitehttps://www.sjabloomington.org/daughters-of-isabella
AddressSt. John the Apostle Catholic Church
4607 W. State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The D of I is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of their motto: "Unity, Friendship, and Charity." The St. Bernadette Circle #712 invites all Catholic women from the three parishes in Bloomington to consider membership in this organization. D of I fundraisers help local charities, including St. Vincent de Paul, Community Kitchen, Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Hannah House. The main focus of all thirty-five D of I chapters in Indiana is St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services located in Indianapolis.

ContactDonna Hawk
info [at] sjabloomington.org
812-876-1974
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Daughters of the American Revolution

Websitehttps://www.dar.org
Address211 S. Spriggs CT
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's service organization, dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors.

ContactPatricia Mitchell
812-876-1160
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