5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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211 Information and Referral

Websitehttp://www.211.org/
AddressIN
Description

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

ContactLiz Jones (Manager)
ljones [at] area10agency.org
211
Additional Contact(812) 876-3383 ext.
Year Established2010
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AARP Volunteer Tax Aide Program

Websitehttp://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/
Address349 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

The mission is to provide high quality free income tax assistance and tax form preparation to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

ContactRon Sharer (Volunteer Coordinator)
ronbeth53 [at] gmail.com
(812) 272-7411
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Active Aging Coalition

Websitehttp://activeagingcoalition.org/
AddressBell Trace
725 North Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

The Active Aging Coalition is a grassroots organization consisting of seniors, their families, caregivers, and other community advocates interested in improving lives of seniors in our community. Through monthly meetings and an interactive website, we learn about each others participation in the senior community, find ways to work together more efficiently, and increase our own understanding of available resources.

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Alpine Ski Club

Websitehttp://www.alpineskiclub.org
AddressP.O. Box 551
Bloomington, IN 47402-0551
Description

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.

Contact(812) 334-4080
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Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

Websitehttp://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball.aspx/
AddressBloomington Parks & Recreation
2350 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

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.

Contact812-349-3760
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American Red Cross, Monroe County Chapter

Websitehttp://www.redcross.org/local/indiana
Address1600 West Third
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

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 www.givebloodgivelife.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

 

 

ContactRod Cook (Executive Director)
redcross [at] monroe-redcross.org
812-331-1300
Additional ContactFax: 812-332-2447
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Area 10 Agency on Aging and Disability

Websitehttp://www.area10agency.org
Address631 W. Edgewood Drive
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description

Area 10 Agency on Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving elderly persons 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 senior citizens. 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 elderly and disabled (includes grocery shopping).
  • Temporary loan of medical equipment
  • Repairs Team

 

Contactinfo [at] area10agency.org
812-876-3383
Additional ContactToll Free in Indiana:
1-800-844-1010
Year Established1981
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Be Loved Transportation

Websitehttp://www.belovedtransportation.net
AddressBloomington, IN 47404
Description

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
812-287-2610
Year Established2009
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

Websitehttp://www.bigsindiana.org
Address807 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP. O. Box 2534
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

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
812-334-2828
Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Archery Club

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonarchery.com/
Address6850 W. May Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47426
Additional AddressP.O. Box 38
Clear Creek, IN
Description

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

ContactScott Henderson (President)
scottrhenderson [at] yahoo.com
(812) 825-9237
Additional ContactAnthony White (Vice President)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Bicycle Club

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonbicycleclub.org
AddressP.O. Box 463
Bloomington, In 47402
Description

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

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonblades.com
AddressP.O. Box 2381
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

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
Description

 

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
812-339-4456
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Bloomington Community Bike Project

Websitehttps://www.btownbikeproject.org/
AddressCommunity Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-3961
Additional Address245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

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
(812) 624-5322
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Bloomington Country Club

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtoncc.com
Address3000 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

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
(812) 332-1116
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Bloomington Developmental Learning Center, Inc.

Websitehttp://bdlc.org/
Address1807 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

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
812-336-6600
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Bloomington Fencing Club

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonfencing.org
Address107 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

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
812-219-3468
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Bloomington Fools Hash House Harriers

Websitehttp://www.bfh3.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

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.

Contact(812) 335-2991
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