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

 

5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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Alpine Ski Club

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 551
Bloomington
IN
47402-0551
Contact
812-334-4080

Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington Parks & Recreation
2350 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington
IN
47403
Contact
812-349-3760

American Red Cross, Southeast Chapter

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 Give Blood or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

 

 

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
1600 West Third
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Rod
Cook
Executive Director
812-331-1300
Fax: 812-332-2447

Area 10 Agency on Aging and Disability

Description: 

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
Year Established: 
1981 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Exempt
Address
631 W. Edgewood Drive
Ellettsville
IN
47429
Contact
812-876-3383
Toll Free in Indiana:
1-800-844-1010

BISCC (Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club)

Description: 
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.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Community Bike Project

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
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Community Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington
IN
47404-3961
Additional Address
245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington
IN
47403
Contact

Bloomington Indiana Grotto

Description: 

The Bloomington Indiana Grotto was founded in 1958 and is a local chapter of the National Speleological Society. We have a wealth of specialized experience related to exploring and studying caves safely and conscientiously and are here to serve as a resource for those eager to learn more! The BIG is a community for members who wish to network with others interested in caving since it can be very unsafe to go underground alone and unprepared. We work to provide mentoring and education about techniques and equipment, safe caving practices, cave science, and good conservation ethics.

All caving trips hosted by the BIG are organized by volunteers. The BIG does not rent equipment or provide ‘tours’, but rather functions as a meeting hub for people interested in cave-related endeavors.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47407

Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc

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.

Year Established: 
1983 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
1515 S. Rogers Street
PO Box 3286
Bloomington
IN
47403
Additional Address
Express:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Vicki
Pierce
Executive Director
812-332-0999

Council for Community Accessibility CCA

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. The CCA promotes awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities, and works to develop solutions to problems of accessibility in the community.

Address
Bloomington
IN
47404

Counsel in the Court

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

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Justice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington
IN
47404-3843
Contact
Diane
Walker
Program Director
812-339-3610

Family Solutions

Description: 

Family Solutions is a private, not-for profit community based agency developed to provide counseling and supportive services to children and families who are at-risk for experiencing out of home placement or have had children removed from the home

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
1180 S Liberty Drive Suite 120
Bloomington
in
47403
Contact
812-335-1926

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Description: 

Goodwill Industries is North America's leading non-profit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Description: 

Hoosier Hills Food Bank collects, stores, and distributes nutritious food products to non-profit organizations, which provide free feeding programs that serve both ill and needy families and individuals in Monroe, Martin, Owen, Orange, Brown, and Lawrence Counties in Central Indiana.

Address
2333 W. Industrial Drive
Bloomington
IN
47402
Additional Address
P.O.Box 697
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Julio
Alonso
Executive Director
812-334-8374

Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America

Description: 

The Hoosier Trails Council Service Center is located in Bloomington, Indiana, and serves 18 counties, and over 11,000 registered Boy Scouts members throughout Southcentral Indiana.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
5625 East State Road 46
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Bob
DeWar
District Executive
812-336-6809

Justice Unlocked

Description: 

Justice Unlocked is a nonprofit law firm in Bloomington. We were established in November 2015 to address the justice gap in Monroe and surrounding counties for those who do not qualify for free legal services but are unable to pay the standard fee of an attorney. We handle divorces, custody, adoption, criminal matters, small claims, pro se, or landlord tenant law. Call us to day to schedule a free intake to see if we can help!

Year Established: 
2015 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Exempt
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
4304 E 3rd Street
Bloomington
IN
47404
Additional Address
#2058 520 South Walnut St.
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Jamie
Sutton
812-269-8277

Laborers International Union of North America Local 741

Description: 

The Laborers' International Union of North America is one of the most progressive and strongest unions in the country. Over 500,000 strong, LIUNA is the eighth largest labor organization in America, representing a skilled and diverse workforce. Laborers are construction workers, government workers, health care providers, industrial employees, service workers, and educators.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
7745 South Fairfax Road
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Roger
Kent
Business Manager
812-824-2605

LIFEDesigns, Inc. (Formerly Options)

Description: 

Partner with individuals with disabilities and their communities to bring about self-directed and fulfilled lives. LIFEDesigns provide holistic services to assist individuals achieve their desired lifestyle including housing, rewarding employment, fulfilling relationships, and active citizenship in communities throughout Southern Indiana.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
200 E. Winslow Rd.
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Susan
Rinne
Executive Director
800-875-9615
Fax: 812-332-1186

Mini 4-H

Description: 

Mini 4-H is a youth development organization that caters to youth in grades K - 2. Through club meetings, workshops and recreational activities, youth learn about themselves, each other and get to explore topics that interest them

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Monroe County Extension Office
3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Katie
Richard
812-349-2575

Mobility Aids Lending Library (MALL)

Description: 

The Mobility Aids Lending Library (MALL) is an initiative started by a local group of women with physical disabilities (aka "the Wheelie Women") to serve the greater Bloomington community.  The MALL program matches "gently used" mobility devices free of charge to those who cannot afford them or only need them for a short period of time.  Items may include: canes, crutches, walkers, rollators, and wheelchairs (both manual and powered).

 

Monroe County Public Library is providing free used canes, crutches, walkers and rollators to the public for checkout during regular library hours. Other mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and powered devices, may be available from other MALL partners. Learn more about this Library service.

 
Year Established: 
2022 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Contact

Monroe County 4-H Junior Leaders

Description: 

Monroe County 4-H Junior Leaders

Leaders is open to youth who are in grades 7 through 12 as of January 15 of the current year. Jr. Leaders work to provide community service to Monroe County as well as expanding their knowledge in citizenship, leadership, healthy living and STEM. You can join Jr. Leaders anytime between 7th and 12th grade and you do not have to be a previous 4-H member to join.

 

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Katie
Richard
812-349-2575

Monroe County Apartment Association (MCAA)

Description: 

Monroe County Apartment Association Mission Statement: The MCAA's mission is to serve the interests of and maintain a high level of professionalism within the single and multi-family housing industry (its owners, developers, managers, staff and suppliers of products and services) to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 202
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
331-RENT (7368)
Aaron
Stolberg
President
812-339-4676

Monroe County Saddle Club

Description: 

The Monroe County Saddle Club consists of 65 acres, 44 of which are in the Classified Forest. There are approximately 6 miles of trails on the property. The barn has 30 stalls for boarding with 6 acres of pasture, an indoor arena and an outdoor arena. Membership in the club gives you access to all facilities and trails.

 

Club Meetings are held every 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 P.M., unless it falls on a Holiday.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
PO Box 2481
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Rocky
Rice
President
855-2218

Monroe County Youth Soccer

Description: 

The goal of Cutters Soccer Club is to create an environment where every soccer player, recreational or Travel, may develop a passion for the game while fulfilling their potential as soccer players and young people.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Monroe County Youth Soccer, Inc.
2741 S Kegg Road
Bloomington
IN
47403
Additional Address
P.O Box 3520
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
David
Weigand
Administrator
812-333-8010

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Description: 

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (The Hub) is a local community food resource center providing a low-barrier and client choice food pantry and education programming, with additional programming for children. The Hub does not require income verification or proof of residency in Monroe County to use the food pantry or attend any of our programming. Anyone is welcome to use our services and programming. The Hub's pantry is open Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm. The pantry is set up like a grocery store where patrons can come and choose what they want and however much they want for their household. There are no quantity limits on any item nor are there limits on how many days a week patrons can visit. All people are required to wear masks inside the building. Picking up boxes without coming inside to shop is also available. There are volunteer opportunities in both the food pantry and garden spaces.

To contact us, please visit our website: www.mhcfoodpantry.org.

 

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
1100 W. Allen St.
Bloomington
IN
47403
Contact
812-355-6843

New Hope Family Shelter

Description: 

New Hope Family Shelter’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, to help those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness. The shelter provides accommodation for up to six families at a time for up to 90 days each while our case manager and director works with those families in daily contact and weekly conferences.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

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