Support Groups - Community Organizations

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

 

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Aktion Club of LIFEDesigns (formerly Options)

Websitehttp://www.aktionclub.org/Home.aspx
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 Established2008
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
200 E Winslow Road   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Aaron   
Smith   
812-322-0506   
aaron.smith0307 [at] sbcglobal.net   
Vanesssa McClary   
812-327-8575   
   

AL-ANON and ALATEEN

Websitehttps://indiana-al-anon.org
Description

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AL-ANON is a fellowship of men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the drinking of a family member or friend.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
111 S. Grant Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
District 12 Coordinator   
812-323-3771   
District12 [at] indiana-al-anon.org   
National Information   
1-888-425-2666   
   

Alcoholics Anonymous

Websitehttps://area23aa.org/district-10
Description

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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.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
219 E. 4th Street   
Additional Address
   
Bloomington   
IN   
47402   
Contact
812-360-0040   
bloomington.in.aa [at] hotmail.com   
Mailing Address AA Area 23   
334-8191   
   

All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

Websitehttps://alloptionsprc.org
Description
At All-Options we provide Hoosiers with open-hearted support across all of their pregnancy and parenting turning points by providing free pregnancy tests and peer counseling, materials support like diapers and baby clothes and referrals to all kinds of community services. We know that every individual’s and family’s reality is different, and we trust and support people through every pregnancy and parenting turning point. Whether you need support for unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, abortion, adoption, or parenting, All-Options is here for you. All-Options is secular, client-centered, and all services are free of charge.

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.

Incorporation StatusExempt
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
1014 South Walnut   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Shelly Dodson   
812-558-0089   
shelly [at] alloptionsprc.org   
   

Amethyst House

Websitehttp://www.amethysthouse.org/
Description

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Amethyst House, Inc., is a Bloomington, Indiana, based not-for-profit United Way agency that provides high quality, structured living environments, treatment, education and recovery services to individuals with addictions and substance abuse issues.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
645 N. Walnut   
P.O. Box 11   
Bloomington   
IN   
47402   
Additional Address
322 W. Second   
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
336-3570   
amethyst [at] bloomington.in.us   
Women's Shelter:   
336-2666   
   

Autism Society of America

Websitehttp://www.autism-society.org/
Description

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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

Websitehttps://iuhealth.org/in-the-community/south-central-region/tobacco-cessation
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
333 E. Miller Drive   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Patricia    
Colon   
812-353-5811   
pcolon [at] iuhealth.org   
   

Bloomington, Indiana Divorce Support Group

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087256417324
Description

What we are:

An informal group for divorcing, separating, or divorced individuals residing in the Bloomington, Indiana area who are looking for support while navigating their new circumstances.

While our individual stories differ they all involve the ending of serious relationships initially entered into with the belief that they would last a lifetime. We gather to support one another at weekly meetings where we share our feelings, concerns, and experiences with other members who are facing similar issues of adjustment.

Participants are expected to be willing and able to meet in person on a fairly regular basis.

LGBTQIA - friendly.

What we are not:

  • This is not a therapy group.
  • This is not a dating group.
  • This is not a place for seeking hook ups.
  • This is not a group for those simply looking to meet new people to hang out with and activities to fill their time.

The group currently meets weekly from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday evenings. For information regarding meetings please email:

b-town-divsup [at] googlegroups.com

Year Established2022
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Linda   
812-332-9970   
b-town-divsup [at] googlegroups.com   

Care Circle

Websitehttps://iuhealth.org/in-the-community/south-central-region/alzheimers-resource-services
Description

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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
812-353-9299   
dthompson6 [at] iuhealth.org   
   

Center for Women's Ministries

Websitehttps://cwmhope.org/locations/bloomington-center-for-women-s-ministries
Description

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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 StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
702 N.Walnut   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Additional Address
P.O. Box 817   
Bloomington    
IN   
Contact
Bonnie   
Porter   
Director   
812-332-0845   
bloomingontoncwm.1 [at] juno.com   
   

Centerstone

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/locations/indiana/
Description

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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.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
645 South Rogers Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47403   
Contact
812-339-1691   
   

Centerstone Intensive Outpatient Program

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/
Description

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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.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
645 S. Rogers St.   
Bloomington   
IN   
47403   
Contact
Cindy   
Houston   
Addiction Coordinator - Bloomington   
812-339-1691   
   

Centerstone Recovery Engagment Center

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/locations/indiana/facilities/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 Established2015
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
221 North Rogers Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
812-337-2424   

Children Cope with Divorce

Description

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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

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Justice Building   
301 N. College Ave.   
Bloomington   
IN   
47402   
Contact
Carolyn   
Hester   
Program Coordinator   
(800) 248-6540   
Twylia   
White   
317-517-2704   
twhite [at] vnsi.org   
   

Debtors Anonymous

Websitehttps://glada.org
Description

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A self help 12 step program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, for people with debt and spending problems.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
First Presbyterian Church   
221 E. Sixth Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Angela   
812-339-8768   
   

Debtors Anonymous

Websitehttps://debtorsanonymous.org
Description

Debtors Anonymous offers hope for those whose debting causes suffering in their lives & the lives of others. 500+ weekly meetings in 9 countries.

The group meets Sundays from 5:30 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Room 27. Entrance is from the downstairs Lincoln Street Entrance. For those needing handicapped accessibility please call Sue at 812-345-4445 and leave a message.

Year Established1971
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
221   
East Sixth   
Bloomington   
IN   
47408   

DivorceCare Workshop

Websitehttps://www.divorcecare.org/
Description

DivorceCare is designed to give you spiritual help that will heal and transform your life. Meets Mondays at 7:00pm in G150-152 and you are welcome to join at any time.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Sherwood Oaks Christian Church   
2700 E. Rogers Road   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Dorothy   
Lenard   
812-325-2058   
   

La Leche League

Websitehttp://lllofindiana.org/find-a-group/bloomington/
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.

Evening Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (no evening meeting in January and July) at 7:00 p.m., at Bloomington Area Birth Services, 2458 South Walnut Street (NW corner of Walnut & Country Club/Winslow).

Morning meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the First United Church, Room #1, 2420 East Third Street (SW corner of E. 3rd St. & S. Woodcrest Ave.)

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Joan   
812-334-2698   
Kelly   
812-822-2220   

LGBTQ+ Cultural Center

Websitehttps://lgbtq.indiana.edu/programs-services/index.html
Description

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A Welcoming Place

Diversity and multiculturalism show the true strength of a campus community. Indiana University is a leader among U.S. colleges and universities for its policies, programs, and practices toward LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Through the LGBTQ+ Culture Center, students will find a safe and welcoming learning environment that provides resources and support to help students successfully reach their educational goals. The Center, which is a program of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), works in partnership with other diversity efforts on campus.

 

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Indiana University   
705 E. 7th Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47408   
Contact
812-855-4252   
glbtserv [at] indiana.edu   
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m   
812-855-0916   
   

Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN)

Websitehttps://learninbloomington.blogspot.com/
Description

LEARN is a group of Indiana homeschooling families from Bloomington, Monroe County, and the surrounding area. The network is diverse and inclusive; many political backgrounds, educational philosophies, and religious views are represented, and all are welcome. We are also committed to providing information for the broader community about homeschooling in Indiana.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Barbara   
Benson   
812-336-8028   
learn.bloomington.in [at] gmail.com   

ManKind Project Bloomington Community

Websitehttps://mkpusa.org/
Description

A diverse, vital and potent community of men committed to empowering men to live from a place of integrity, authenticity and service.
We are a committed group of men helping men in Bloomington through the greater work of The ManKind Project USA. We hold a weekly IGroup meeting each Thursday evening, open to any man, as a safe place to share your challenges, struggles, and victories. "All of you" is welcome there. Please contact us to learn more and to join us as our guest.
We support our community and strengthen our commitment to co-creating a better world through service work. Ongoing service projects and volunteer opportunities abound.
We provide training to gift each man the tools to step into healthy, mature masculinity and increased self-awareness. Our work teaches each man the value of integrity, accountability, authenticity, emotional intelligence, and compassion.
The ManKind Project USA is a nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding trainings for men at every stage of life, supports a network of peer-facilitated men's groups, and empowers men to missions of service in the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.

Year Established2022
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Ryan    
Stringer   
812-276-9911   
mkpbloomington [at] gmail.com   

Monroe County CARES

Websitehttps://caresboardofmonroe.wixsite.com/mysite
Description

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Local coordinating council of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. Looks at resources and gaps in the community in relation to drug and alcohol issues.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
PO Box 3312   
Bloomington   
IN   
47402   
Contact
Lisa   
Meuser   
Coordinator   
812-327-3642   
llmeuser [at] mac.com   
   

Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=593
Description

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The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition of dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people at risk and those impacted by suicide.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
645 S. Rogers Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47403   
Contact
Matt   
Oliver   
Director of Clinical Services   
812-339-2284   
matt.oliver [at] centerstone.org   
   

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Websitehttps://www.nami.org/Local-NAMI/Details?state=IN&local=0011Q000022GAMwQAO
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
P.O. Box 7794   
Bloomington   
IN   
47407   
Contact
Jill   
Taylor   
President - Board of Directors   
812-369-3119   
info [at] namibloomington.org   

Narcotics Anonymous

Websitehttp://www.naindiana.org/ShowArea.php?iRegionID=9
Description

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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   
   

Overeaters Anonymous

Websitehttps://oa.org
Description

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OA is a fellowship of men and women who help each other arrest their disease of compulsive overeating one day at a time. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
1701 E. 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN   
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
812-335-3839   
   

Parkinson's Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Bloomington Chapter

Websitehttp://www.paaci.org
Description

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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   
skauffman [at] paaci.org   
   
   
   

Project HOPE

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/
Description

HOPE is designed to alleviate the cycle of recidivism by reducing the challenges ex-offenders face. The purpose of HOPE is to apply evidence based practices to provide services and supports that empower ex-offenders to identify and initiate a career path, achieve a recognized certificate or degree, and secure and retain employment in their chosen occupations. Through mentoring and peer support groups, participants will build a social network to help them navigate the complex challenges of returning to their communities, including reuniting with family and obtaining stable housing, physical/mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment etc... Project staff will provide wrap around services to help participants overcome barriers to completing training and securing employment.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Jennifer   
Fillmore   
Project Manager   
812-355-6310 ext2439   
Jennifer.fillmore [at] centerstone.org   

Schizophrenic Anonymous

Websitehttps://sardaa.org
Description

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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   
markley [at] indiana.edu   
   

South Central Community Action Program Thriving Connections

Websitehttp://www.insccap.org/pages/thrivingconnections
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
1500 W. 15th Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Contact
Linda    
Patton   
Thriving Connections Coordinator   
812-339-3447   
lindap [at] insccap.org    
   

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