5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Indiana Grotto

AddressP.O. Box 5283
Bloomington, IN 47407

Loosely knit group of cavers in Bloomington area. Bloomington Indiana Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society which supports exploration, research and conservation related to caves.

ContactSam Frushour (Treasurer)
bloomingtonindianagrotto [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactPatti Cummings (Chair)
big [at] caves.org
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Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association

AddressPO Box 7404
Bloomington, IN 47407

BJLBA has been created to provide a means whereby children ages 5-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Further, to aid these children to develop athletic skill and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

ContactDave Huss (Commissioner)
registration [at] bjlba.org
Additional ContactKyle McAninch (President)
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Bloomington Meals on Wheels

Bloomingon, IN 47402

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Founded in 1973, our program provides nuntritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.

ContactCarrie McHaley
blm-mow [at] iuhealth.org
Year Established1973
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Bloomington Moms Meetup Group (Hoosier Mamas)

AddressBloomington, IN

Hoosier Mamas is a network of moms in Bloomington who regularly meet to share experiences, find advice, give support and make new friends. We also provide friendship and interaction for our children. Our group is not just an online group, but an offline community of mothers and families. Our events include regular meetups at parks, in-house playdates, GymPlay at Rising Star Gymnastics, storytime at Barnes & Noble, library activities, and holiday events. We meet at attractions such as WonderLab, Jump-n-Joey's, and McCormick's Creek. We have also had tours of places such as the fire station, Kroger, Fazoli's, Monroe County Airport, Mathers Museum, Barnes & Noble, the library, and the police station. There are also moms' nights, for those much-needed evenings away from the kids! We have a book club meeting and parenting book club meeting every month, as well as game nights and dinner get-togethers.

The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group believes that every mother deserves a support group through which she can connect with other women in a safe, fun, inclusive environment. Our group gives women a forum to discuss and organize events that suit our unique needs as mothers. We believe that arranging playdates and walks, fun activities for children, frequent Moms' Nights Out, and other programs specific to the needs of our group are essential to meeting our goal of creating a genuine community of mothers. We believe that being a woman doesn't stop when you become a mother. The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group gives women the ability to live their lives as women and mothers, not mothers alone.

Contactbtownmamas [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Transit Access

Address130 West Grimes Lane
Bloomington, In 47403

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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.

ContactBloomington Public Transportation Corporation
customer [at] bloomingtontransit.com
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Bloomington Transit Board of Directors

AddressBloomington Public Transportation Corporation
130 W. Grimes Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47403

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Bloomington Transit provides bus service to patrons in the Bloomington area.

ContactRaymond McConn (Chairman)
Additional ContactKent McDaniel (Vice Chairman)
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Bloomington Walking Club

AddressLocation varies. See description below.
Bloomington, IN

The Bloomington Walking Club, presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, IU Health Bloomington, and Purdue Extension of Monroe County, is an informal group that walks from one to three miles on paved paths and natural trails in and around city parks. All ability levels are welcome, and walkers choose their own pace. The Bloomington Walking Club is dog- and stroller-friendly. Participation is free! Follow City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation on Facebook for more information about the Bloomington Walking Club, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 812-349-3700 or parks [at] bloomington.in.gov. 

Contactparks [at] bloomington.in.gov
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Bloomington Wrestling Club

AddressBloomington High School South
1965 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Ages 5 - 18, boys and girls Registration: January Cost:$60 for one,$100 for two; scholarships available Practice begins Feb. season January - July. Practice in mat room at Bloomington High School South.

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Bloomington Yacht Club, Inc.

AddressP.O. Box 303
Bloomington, IN 47402

Contact: 812-339-9415 This sailboat-only club is located on the South shore of Lake Lemon (entry by Port Hole Inn Restaurant). Club memberships include use of wet and dry storage, electric hoist, club house, Sunday races, monthly club meetings and other social activities.

ContactJeff Becker
jeffmbecker [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactAmy Metzger
ajmetzger [at] gmail.com
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Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

Address311 S. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1037 N. Summit Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.

ContactJeff Baldwin (Executive Director)
jbaldwin [at] bgcbloomington.org
Additional ContactBoys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Club
Year Established1956
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Bread for the World

Address2420 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Bread For The World is an interfaith anti-hunger organization; a citizen's movement focused primarily on legislative action on both domestic and global hunger.

ContactDonna Wenstrup (Contact)
stroxal [at] yahoo.com
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Business & Professional Exchange (BPE) Bloomington

Address1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404


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Business & Professional Exchange is a non­profit association dedicated to supporting individuals in career transition to achieve their employment objectives through networking and educational resources.

BPE features person-to-person networking, guest speakers, and employment information. Job seekers, in addition to learning networking techniques, will also develop referral opportunities, strategies for effective job search and career transition, and community and business-to-business networking.

ContactLen Tieman
ltieman [at] dwd.in.gov
Additional Contact Meets Tuesdays 8:00 am to 9:00 am American Legion
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Center on Aging and Community

AddressIndiana Institute on Disability and Community
1905 North Range Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408

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The mission of the Center on Aging and Community is to provide leadership that enables older persons to lead self-determined lives within their communities. The Center promotes practices that ensure access to opportunities for meaningful, productive, and healthy lifestyles.

ContactPhilip B. Stafford (Director)
cac [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactJane Harlan-Simmons (Research Associate)
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Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC)

Address2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

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CCLC is one of seven centers at the Indiana Institute on Diability and Community, Indiana's University Center for Excellence.  Services are available statewide to schools and organizations that support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Career development, secondary education and transition services; integrated employment; community living; systems and policy analysis; and person-directed planning, services, and funding.

ContactTeresa Grossi (Director)
tgrossi [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactFax: 812-855-9630
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Children Cope with Divorce

AddressJustice Building
301 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47402

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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

ContactCarolyn Hester (Program Coordinator)
(800) 248-6540
Additional ContactTwylia White
twhite [at] vnsi.org
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Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc

Address1515 S. Rogers Street
PO Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressExpress:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404

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.

ContactVicki Pierce (Executive Director)
director [at] monroecommunitykitchen.com
Year Established1983
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Council for Community Accessibility CCA

AddressBloomington, IN

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. See web page for more information and a link to the current meeting schedule.

ContactCraig Brenner
cca [at] bloomington.in.gov
Additional Contactowenss [at] bloomington.in.gov
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Counsel in the Court

AddressJustice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404-3843

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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

ContactDiane Walker (Program Director)
dist10probono [at] gmail.com
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Cry of the Children, Inc.

Address540 South Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403

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In collaboration with local community organizations, schools, and parents this organization seeks to help youth obtain the tools they need to build and maintain successful relationships with parents, teachers, and the larger community of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

Our vision is to provide a positive, fulfilling outlet which allows children to express their creative talent. Cry of the Children Inc. will foster such an environment through the mind, body, and spirit. The programs are based on a support and enrichment model aimed at assisting the young person to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals.

ContactDellsie Boddie
cryofthechildren [at] gmail.com
Year Established2002
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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District 10 Pro Bono Project

Address301 N. College Avenue, Room 321
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP.O. Box 8382
Bloomington, IN 47407

Matches low-income clients with volunteer attorneys in the community who will take the case for free. For civil cases only. This organization serves Lawrence, Greene, Owen and Monroe Counties.

ContactDiane Walker
dist10probono [at] gmail.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Down Syndrome Family Connection

Address2600 S. Henderson St. Suite 157
Bloomington, IN 47401

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.


ContactRosalie Sherwood
info [at] downsyndromefamilyconnection.org
‭(812) 720-9603
Year Established2006
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) - Monroe County

AddressMonroe County Division of Family Resources
1711 N College Avenue, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The Monroe County Division of Family and Children Division of Family Resources: receives applications and approves eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, cash assistance via Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and childcare.

Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning: Administers Medicaid programs including the managed care system for Hoosier Healthwise participants. Performs medical review of Medicaid disability claims.

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services: Manages the delivery of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Oversees the First Steps rehabilitation program for children from birth to age three.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction: Support network of mental health care providers.

Additional Contact1-800-403-0864
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Family Readiness Group Headquarters

Address3380 S. Walnut St.

Bloomington, IN 47401

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The Family Readiness Group is led by volunteers along with the Commander and the core values of the Indiana Army National Guard will provide support, comfort, and inspiration to military members and their families.

ContactLinda Hubbard (Chairperson)
lindah587425 [at] yahoo.com
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Family Solutions

Address1180 S Liberty Drive Suite 120
Bloomington, in 47403

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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

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