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Aktion Club of LIFEDesigns (formerly Options)

Description: 

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.

Year Established: 
2008 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

Autism Society of America

Description: 

The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bethesda
MD
Contact
Jody Goddard
812-876-3311

Beat Tobacco

Description: 

Beat Tobacco is a smoking cessation program led and sponsored by IU Health Bloomington Hospital, designed to educate and support you in your decision to be tobacco free. The classes are taught by Monroe County Tobacco Coalition educators from IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Monroe County Health Department and Volunteers in Medicine who have received training on how to help people quit tobacco. They understand the struggles and side effects of tobacco cessation and have an extended knowledge base to give you options on how to successfully quit. These classes are free and no reservation is required.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

Care Circle

Description: 

This group provides information, sharing and support for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, or stroke. Meetings are flexible and informal; drop-ins are welcome.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington Hospital's Alzheimer's Resource Center
431 S. College Avenue
Bloomington
IN
47403
Contact

Centerstone Recovery Engagement Center

Description: 

Recovery Engagement Center (REC) is a low barrier community center for someone who is seeking recovery. It is intended to be a walk-in center, in the community, that is warm, welcoming and non-threatening. An individual who needs to find resources, help, or just a cup of coffee can drop in and feel welcome. The goal of a REC is to be a hub for recovery and to serve as a clearing house for recovery resources for the community. This is a place where faith-based providers can have events, 12-step meetings can occur, treatment referrals can be made, and so forth.

The Recovery Engagement Center is a community center that provides recovery classes, recovery coaching, 12-step meetings, volunteer opportunities, computers with internet, a Friday community lunch, and special recovery events. We strive to help those seeking recovery to regain a sense of hope and possibility from their addiction.

Ages 18 and older.

Year Established: 
2015 (all day)
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

La Leche League

Description: 

The mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

Address
Bloomington
IN

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness - Greater Bloomington Area

Description: 

The purpose of NAMI Greater Bloomington Area is: To provide emotional support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness, their families, and friends- To promote better quality of care, rights, and interests of citizens with mental illness, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves- To advocate policies at the local, state, and national levels to accomplish these objectives.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47407

Narcotics Anonymous

Description: 

To support recovering addicts; requires complete abstinence for all. For local information call 812-331-9767 or call national Narcotics Anonymous Help line for meeting information (818) 773-9999.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
205 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
812-331-9767
(818) 773-9999

Parkinson's Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Bloomington Chapter

Description: 

The mission of the PAACI is to be a major source of information and education about Parkinson's Disease and a strong advocate for improvement of services, quality of care, and research support for Parkinsonians in Indiana.

We meet on the first and third Mondays of each month. First Monday is for people with PD and their care partners: 2pm at UU church.
Third Monday: Care Partners support group. 2pm 1141 E. Carnaby, Bloomington

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O.Box 19575
Indianapolis
IN
46219
Additional Address
Contact
812-318-06

Schizophrenic Anonymous

Description: 

Free and confidential support group for people with Schizophrenia. Meets second and fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Fairview United Methodist Church.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Fairview United Methodist Church, Wesley Room
600 West 6th St
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Valerie
Markley
Contact Person
812-323-9720

South Central Community Action Program Thriving Connections

Description: 

SCCAP  Thriving Connections builds on the power of relationships to bring people together for change. A local Guiding Coalition provides the framework to increase the emotional and financial stability of participating families and reduce their use of welfare benefits. Just as importantly, SCCAP Thriving Connections brings the experience of poverty into the hearts and minds of community members and leaders, taking us one step closer to a national commitment to end poverty.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47404

TOPS #IN 0131

Description: 

A support group to help people lose weight sensibly. Call for information. TOPS stand for Take Off Pounds Sensibly.

Meeting day: Wed Meeting time: 6:30/7:00 PM Meeting Location: St. Paul's Methodist Church

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
4201 W. 3rd St.
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Hester
Morris
Coordinator
812-232-4751
Robert
Day
Area Captain
317-838-7165

Vet To Vet

Description: 

Vet -to-Vet is trained by the VA, but is not part of the VA. Our groups do not exist to discuss or attain a disability rating.

We are here to learn about ourselves, our problems, and how we affect the other people in our lives. We are here to help each other deal with problems adjusting to life after having been in combat or other military trauma. We are here to help each other deal with problems such as anger, isolation, seclusion, anxiety, depression, and the need to use drugs or alcohol to escape from these problems. We are here to help each other re-learn how to function in society, and how to unlearn the things the military has taught us that prevent us from doing that. We are here for fellowship and our mutual benefit.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47404