5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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211 Information and Referral


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.

ContactLiz Jones (Manager)
ljones [at] area10agency.org
Additional Contact812-876-3383 ext.
Year Established2010
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Active Aging Coalition

AddressBell Trace
725 North Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408

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.

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Alpine Ski Club

AddressP.O. Box 551
Bloomington, IN 47402-0551

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.

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Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

AddressBloomington Parks & Recreation
2350 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403

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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.

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American Red Cross, Southeast Chapter

Address1600 West Third
Bloomington, IN 47408

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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



ContactRod Cook (Executive Director)
redcross [at] monroe-redcross.org
Additional ContactFax: 812-332-2447
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 962

Address1424 N. Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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ContactDebra Garcia (Executive Director)
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American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 613

Address510 S. Madison
6170 W. S R 45
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O. Box 241
Clear Creek, IN 47426

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ContactJohn Gadd (President)
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Area 10 Agency on Aging and Disability

Address631 W. Edgewood Drive
Ellettsville, IN 47429

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Area 10 Agency on Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving older adults in Monroe and Owen Counties. We are the tenth of sixteen Area Agencies on Aging in Indiana. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and celebrate the independence, health, and dignity of all older adults. The following services are available for persons in the Monroe and Owen County area who are 60 or older or who are disabled:

  • Food Pantry Program
  • Nutrition Services
  • Case management & Care planning
  • Respite for care givers
  • Home Health Care
  • Friendly Visitors Program
  • Elder abuse issues
  • Homemaker services
  • Information and Referral
  • Pre-admission screening for nursing homes
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • CHOICE program services
  • Medicaid Waiver services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance to homebound older adults and disabled (includes grocery shopping).
  • Temporary loan of medical equipment
  • Repairs Team
Contactinfo [at] area10agency.org
Additional ContactToll Free in Indiana:
Year Established1981
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Be Loved Transportation

AddressBloomington, IN 47404

The mission of Be Loved Transportation Inc. is to provide reliable and courteous non-emergency medical transportation to anyone who needs it. The vision is to ensure anyone needing medical transportation will have it. This will be carried out in an environment that not only transports but provides genuine relationship building. Our purpose is to provide transportation in order to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare. We provide transportation for individuals to and from appointments such as dialysis, chemotherapy, doctors appointments etc. regardless of financial restraints, family availability, or other barriers. We also link individuals and families with resources in the community to provide supportive services for those who come into contact with Be Loved Transportation.

ContactDwayne Cole
belovedtransportation [at] gmail.com
Year Established2009
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

Address807 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP. O. Box 2534
Bloomington, IN 47402

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We match responsible, caring adults with at risk children ages 6-17 in Monroe and Owen Counties, to help raise the child's self esteem and confidence. Volunteers must submit to an extensive background check. We have Community and School Matches and require a one year or two semester commitment

ContactStephanie Dean (Monroe County Office)
bbbs [at] bigsindiana.org
Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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BISCC (Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club)

AddressBloomington, IN 47402
The Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization for young chess enthusiasts who are interested in competitive chess and skill building. In addition to chess skills, we also emphasize good citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership. BISCC is a USCF Affiliate.

BISCC operates two chapters. The Library chapter meets at the Monroe County Public Library on alternate Sundays and is open to all children in grades K-12. The University chapter meets at University Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year and is open to University Elementary students only.

Library Chapter

When: 1:30 – 3:30 pm, two Sundays of each month during the school year and once a month during the summer months.

Where: Rooms 1B and 1C of the Monroe County Public Library, Downtown Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. Activities for meetings:

1. Lessons taught by experienced local and out-of-town chess coaches
2. Competitive chess ladder games and games with skilled guest players from the Bloomington chess community
3. Information and preparation for upcoming tournaments

Parents must leave a contact phone number for any participating child; Library chapter participants 3rd grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult. To ensure that we provide an enjoyable and learning environment for everyone, we may request players that do not exhibit appropriate behavior to leave a meeting.

To ensure coherence among players, membership with a reasonable fee amount is required for participation beginning in October.

ContactCristian Medina
btownscholasticchess [at] gmail.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Archery Club

Address6850 W. May Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47426
Additional AddressP.O. Box 38
Clear Creek, IN

Membership is required. Call or visit the web site for more information.

ContactScott Henderson (President)
scottrhenderson [at] yahoo.com
Additional ContactAnthony White (Vice President)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Bicycle Club

AddressP.O. Box 463
Bloomington, In 47402

The Bloomington Bicycle Club, Inc., (BBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling in all its diversity. Formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1984, the BBC serves primarily Monroe County, Indiana, and the surrounding area.

ContactJim Schroeder (President)
pres [at] bloomingtonbicycleclub.org
Additional ContactWarren Smith (Vice President)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association

AddressP.O. Box 2381
Bloomington, IN 47402

The Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 to play ice hockey in a competitive, organized manner under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. The program welcomes all children with an interest in playing hockey. In addition to providing a structured format to enjoy the game, BBYHA also strives to help children develop their athletic skills, sense of citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play.

ContactAlyson Baer (Varsity and JV Scheduler)
bloomingtonblades [at] gmail.com
812-332-3307 Ext.201
Additional Contactalysonebaer [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

Address821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.


The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.


We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.

Contactlertmer [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Community Bike Project

AddressCommunity Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-3961
Additional Address245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington, IN 47403

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Bloomington based group that focuses on providing bicycle transportation. Services include the following:

  • bikes for sale: we sell gently used bikes at bargain prices
  • earn-a-bike program: participants can receive a bicycle after volunteering their time in our shop
  • advocacy: we support alternative forms of transportation; we support the reuse and recycling of bicycles
  • workshops & classes: we offer unique bike maintence workshops and classes for children and adults
  • open shop: we make our tools available to the public
  • bike distribution: we give away one free bike a month for qualified applicants
  • art: we weld old bike parts to make bike racks, tables, or sculptures
ContactBloomington.Bike.Project [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Country Club

Address3000 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Bloomington Country Club is Bloomington's only private country club and proudly offers the best golfing experience in South Central Indiana. The club offers a unique and wonderful experience whether you are a hard-core golfer, just an occasional golfer, or only want a beautiful pool and an incredible dining opportunity. There are memberships to suit all needs.

ContactMeghan Snyder
msnyder [at] bloomingtoncc.com
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Bloomington Developmental Learning Center, Inc.

Address1807 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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The purpose of the Bloomington Developmental Learning Center is to provide an educational, child-centered, family-oriented, multi-ethnic child care program to our member families. BDLC provides individualized attention through a self-paced environmental exploration with appropriate guided instruction.

Contactdirector [at] bdlc.org
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Bloomington Fencing Club

Address107 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Bloomington Fencing will be teaching classes in their new (as of March 2010) facility on the courthouse square. For class times and prices, call or visit website.

ContactJason Dazey
bloomingtonfencing [at] yahoo.com
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Bloomington Fools Hash House Harriers

AddressBloomington, IN

The hash is a non-competitive social club that meets to run, jog, or walk a four to six mile cross-country trail. The trails, set up by different hashers each week, traverse obstacles designed to slow down the hashers--including creeks, mud, sewers, tunnels, brambles, shopping malls, etc. Following the hash trail there is a brief ceremony welcoming new hashers and marking how many trails members have completed.

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