5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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Friend's Place Shelter (Formerly Martha's House)

Address919 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressBloomington, IN

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Emergency Shelter that can house forty people – 28 men and 12 women. Clients can sleep, eat two meals a day, wash their clothes and take care of personal hygiene needs.

Clients can meet with case managers who can connect them to permanent housing, job skills training resources, employment opportunities and help them register for the Healthy Indiana Plan, Indiana’s Medicaid expansion.

And as a program of Shalom, Friend’s Place clients have access to the nonprofit’s services, and staff are supported by the nonprofit’s administration.

ContactJoe Linsky
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Girls Incorporated of Monroe County

Address1108 W. 8th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

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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.

ContactKristi McCann (Executive Director)
gimc [at] monroe.girls-inc.org
Year Established1975
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

AddressBloomington - East Goodwill Store
512 S. College Mall Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressBloomington - West Goodwill Store
1284 S. Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403

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.

Additional Contact812-336-8104
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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Address3300 N. Headley Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408

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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is 1,179 acres off North Dunn Street, with a 109 acre lake. The boathouse is located at 3300 N. Headley Road. Scenic woodlands teem with wild flora and fauna Nature Preserve. Swimming is prohibited in the lake, and to protect wildlife, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Call Angie Smith at 812-349-3759 for boathouse information on Weekdays, and the Boathouse phone at 812-349-3732 for Saturday and Sunday rentals

ContactSteve Cotter (Natural Resources Manager)
cotters [at] bloomington.in.gov
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Guardian Martial Arts

Address701 W. Popcorn Roa
Harrodsburg, IN 47434

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Our mission: To improve overall health and wellness for people of all ages through education and participation in general health, fitness and exercise, as well as opportunities for spiritually-enriching activities and services

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Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Address213 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County promotes home ownership by building houses in partnership with families in need of adequate housing. Our mission is to build simple, decent homes for people in need with no interest, no profit.

Contacthabitat [at] MonroeCountyHabitat.org
Year Established1988
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Hoosier Canoe Club


The Hoosier Canoe Club, founded in 1963, is a common adventure organization for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy paddlesports, camping, wildlife and friendship. During the winter months the annual Activity/Trip Schedule is developed for the upcoming season and in early April becomes available to the membership. Trips are featured nearly every weekend from March through October. A monthly newsletter details each scheduled activity for time, meeting location, shuttle particulars, and other logistics. From calm flatwater to thrilling whitewater, the club's varied schedule has trips for all abilities and interests

ContactDan Valeskey (Skipper)
skipper [at] hoosiercanoeclub.org
Additional ContactMariann Davis (Executive Officer)
xo [at] hoosiercanoeclub.org
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Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Address2333 W. Industrial Drive
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressP.O.Box 697
Bloomington, IN 47402

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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.

ContactJulio Alonso (Executive Director)
hhfb [at] hhfoodbank.org
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Hoosier Lines Model Railroad Club

AddressCentral Indiana Division National Model Railroad Association
7207 W. Crown Circle
Bloomington, IN

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Keith Clark, 4132 Briar Gate Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404, 876-6799 Meets Wednesdays at 7pm in members homes. Call for information.

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Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America

Address5625 East State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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.

ContactBob DeWar ( District Executive)
guest145 [at] bsamail.org
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Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program

Address455 S Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403

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The HUD_VASH Program provides permanent housing to homeless veterans through a partnership with the local housing authority.

ContactMaryjane McNabb, MSW, LCSW
maryjane.mcnabb [at] va.gov
Additional Contact877-683-0865
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AddressBloomington, IN

The mission of Humanetrix (human.net.tricks) is to mobilize technologists to improve themselves and their community.

We develop public interest technology tools and we provide educational opportunities for technologists. Humanetrix activities primarily serve the Bloomington, Indiana and US Midwest areas.

ContactRick Dietz (President)
rick.dietz [at] humanetrix.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Indian Creek Fire Fighters, Inc.

Address8019 S. Rockport Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403

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Indian Creek Fire Fighters, Inc. was organized in 1972 and incorporated in 1973.

Contacticfire [at] bluemarble.net
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Indiana Department of Child Services

Address1783 W. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes, with the hopes that children will thrive from safe, caring, supportive families and communities. Child Protection Services (24 hrs hotline) 812-336-6641 National hotline 1-800-800-5556

ContactSteven Vaughn (Director of Local DCS Office in Monroe County)
steven.vaughn [at] dcs.in.gov
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Indiana Legal Services - Indiana Justice Center

AddressCollege Square, second floor
214 S. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

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.

ContactNorman P. Metzger (Executive Director)
Additional Contact800-822-4774
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Indiana National Guard Family Programs

Address2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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Family Assistance Centers are established in times of contingency call-up, mobilization, and large-scale deployment to provide support and assistance to service members and their families.

ContactMargaret Amos
mrgaret.amos [at] ng.army.mil
812-847-9894 ext. 21
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Indiana Search and Rescue Association (INSARA)

AddressP.O. Box 334
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressBloomington, IN

The Indiana Search and Rescue Association (INSARA) incorporated as a non-profit membership organization in 1994. INSARA is comprised of dedicated paid and non-paid professional search and rescue (SAR) response organizations, agencies, and individuals. The Association is interested in all aspects of SAR and the humanitarian cause of saving lives, serving Indiana so that others may live. The primary missions of the Indiana Search and Rescue Association (INSARA) are: To increase professionalism among its members through the development, promotion, and implementation of nationally recognized search and rescue training and operations standards and the certification of search and rescue responders. To increase and improve the response and preparedness capabilities of its members by providing a comprehensive search and rescue training and education program. To promote the development and implementation of a total, integrated search and rescue response system within the State of Indiana, to include a comprehensive statewide search and rescue plan.

Contactinsara [at] insara.org
Additional ContactMailing Address
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Indiana Swim Club

AddressPO Box 2266
Bloomington, IN 47402

The mission of the Club is to encourage youth in the Bloomington area to experience the sport of swimming at a variety of levels, from the beginning swimmer to the national caliber swimmer, in a safe and supportive environment that fosters discipline, sportsmanship, and self-esteem.

ContactJeff LeBeau (Coach)
coachjeff [at] indianaswimclub.com
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Indiana Track Club

AddressBloomington, IN

The Indiana Track Club is composed of youth and road running divisions that practice together on Indiana University's tracks and cross country course. Includes the Road Runners and the Magnificent Seven races.

ContactTed Ferguson (President)
info [at] indianatrackclub.com
Additional ContactRick Rumple (Indiana Track Club Youth Program Coordinator)
intrackclub [at] yahoo.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Indiana University Career Development Center

Address625 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Services offered to undergraduate students: drop-in career advising, resume and cover letter writing, career courses, career fairs and job listings for part-time, work-study, internship, and full-time employment.

ContactLindsey Hojnowski
iucareer [at] indiana.edu
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Indiana University Student Legal Services

Address703 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

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For IU students only. Prospective clients should visit the Student Legal services office in person or online. Intake forms are available on the website.

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Indiana Workforce Development Services

Address450 Landmark Ave.
P.O. Box 3000
Bloomington, IN 47402

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Employment training and re-training service. Federally funded. For low-income or dislocated workers. Also single-parent program for displaced homemakers. IDWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana's economic future. Primary services include: WorkOne Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, and Regional Workforce Strategies

Additional Contact1-800-891-6499
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Interfaith Winter Shelter

AddressBloomington, IN

The IWS operates as a "low barrier" shelter during the winter months. It was designed to offer a safe and warm place to sleep for men and women who - for whatever reason - have no other alternative but the streets. The primary criteria for admission into the shelter is respectful behavior, regardless of whether or not a guest is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance. Experience has taught us incidents of inappropriate behavior are rare. Guests simply appreciate a warm place to sleep. Participating sites and volunteers agree to follow a set of guidelines that allow for the safety and well being of guests and volunteers alike, including no drugs, alcohol, or weapons on the premise.

Contactinfo [at] interfaithwintershelter.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 618

Address511 North Fess #7
Bloomington, IN 47408

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The International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees is a labor union organization for those employed in the live theater industry.

ContactMark Sarris (Business Agent)
ba618 [at] iatse618.org
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Justice Unlocked

Address4304 E 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional Address#2058 520 South Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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!

ContactJamie Sutton
outreach [at] justiceunlocked.com
Year Established2015
Incorporation StatusExempt
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