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

Beacon, Inc. - Shalom Community Center

Description: 

The Shalom Community Center is dedicated to relieving the plight of those experiencing homelessness and poverty in South Central Indiana. Since access to food, housing, education, and health and human services are fundamental human rights; we seek to meet these basic needs. As a non profit resource center, we deliver social services directly and in collaboration with other agencies in a respectful and secure environment. We advocate for the most vulnerable among us and promote activities that empower people to develop their assets to the fullest extent possible.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Shalom Day Center, Dining Hall, and Administrative

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 Country Club

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
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

Bloomington Transit Access

Description: 

BT Access is a transportation service for persons with disabilities who, by means of a disability, cannot use the existing Bloomington Transit "fixed route" bus system. BT Access is operated by the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation. It is the same organization that operates the Bloomington Transit bus system. BT Access service is provided with vans equipped with wheelchair lifts. If you are eligible, these vans can pick you up and take you anywhere in Bloomington and, then take you back home. There are no restrictions on where in the city you can go or how often, depending upon your eligibility.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
130 West Grimes Lane
Bloomington
In
47403
Contact
Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation
812-336-7433

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
Bloomington
IN
47403

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

Down Syndrome Family Connection

Description: 

Connecting Ordinary People - Celebrating Extraordinary Lives
Our vision is to bring together families in Bloomington and South Central Indiana in support of those with Down syndrome.

Our mission is to promote greater acceptance and understanding of Down syndrome; to educate, inform, and involve all people to recognize the uniqueness and capabilities of individuals with Down syndrome and the inherent dignity of all people with developmental disabilities; and to provide education and support for communities, families and individuals living, learning, and growing with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Family Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization.

 

Year Established: 
2006 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

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

Friend's Place

Description: 

Emergency Shelter that can house forty women, men, and nonbinary adults experiencing homelessness. Clients can sleep, wash their clothes, and take care of personal hygiene needs while meeting with a case manager to meet their housing needs.

Case managers will help guests connect with permanent housing opportunities, educational and employment opportunities, and health care resources.

Plus, as a program of Beacon, Inc. Friend’s Place, guests have access to all of the nonprofit’s services.

Address
919 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington
IN
47402
Additional Address
Bloomington
IN

Girls Incorporated of Monroe County

Description: 

Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to helping girls become strong, smart, and bold. We provide programs to girls after school, on weekends, and during the summer through our network of affiliates. In addition, we conduct research on girls' issues and advocate for girls. Girls who participate in our programs range in age from 6 to 18 and come from a variety of backgrounds, including Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian, among others. Fifty-four percent are from single parent families.

Year Established: 
1975 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
1108 W. 8th St.
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Kristi
McCann
Executive Director
812-336-7313

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

Indiana Legal Services - Indiana Justice Center

Description: 

Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety. Most of the cases ILS handles are cases such as family law where there is domestic violence, housing, consumer law, access to health care, and access to government benefits. ILS does not handle any criminal matters.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47404

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