5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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Laborers International Union of North America Local 741

Address7745 South Fairfax Road
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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.

ContactRoger Kent (Business Manager)
liunalocal741 [at] msn.com
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Lake Monroe Sailing Association

Address7600 S. Shields Ridge Road
P.O. Box 5966
Bloomington, IN 47407

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Lake Monroe Sailing Association (LMSA) is located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana at the Moores Creek Sailing Marina on Lake Monroe. LMSA offers club membership, wet storage in slips and on buoys, dry storage in secure fenced areas, marina facilities, a shelter house, camping areas, shower house, childrens playground, and club activities to the sailing public.

ContactRita Flynn
rflynn [at] lakemonroesailing.com
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LIFEDesigns, Inc. (Formerly Options)

Address200 E. Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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.

ContactSusan Rinne (Executive Director)
support [at] lifedesignsinc.org
Additional ContactFax: 812-332-1186
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Middle Way House, Inc: Support Services for Survivors

Address338 S Washington St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressP.O. Box 95
Bloomington, IN 47402

Since 1971, Middle Way House has been providing services to people in crisis. Today, we provide supportive and empowering services for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking.

Our main office in Bloomington offers the following services:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Confidential 24/7 help & crisis line, (812) 336-0846
  • On-scene advocacy
  • Transitional and permanent housing solutions
  • Legal advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Personal advocacy
  • Safety Planning
  • Childcare and youth programs
  • Community Education Programs & Presentations

Middle Way House serves six counties in southern Indiana (Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Owen, Morgan, and Martin) and relies on a staff of 70 and a committed volunteer force to provide services. It is not necessary that an individual reside in our emergency shelter or transitional housing program to access most of our services. We have Outreach Offices located in Greene, Martin, and Owen counties and the services offered include:

  • Legal Advocacy
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Mobile Advocacy
  • Walk-ins
  • Survivor Support Service
  • Safety Planning
  • Community Education Programs & Presentations

The following is the contact information for our three County Outreach Offices:
Greene County Outreach Office
87 East Spring Street
Bloomfield, IN 47424
(812) 384-8769 (Office)


Martin County Outreach Office
2666 US Highway 50 Room 101
Loogootee, IN 47553
(Located in the Martin County Community Learning Center)
(812) 295-2993 (Office)


Owen County Outreach Office
911 W Hillside
Spencer, IN 47460
(Located in Head Start Building)
(812) 829-1660 (Office)
(812) 829-4580 (FAX)


Domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking affects individuals in every community.
We believe, support, and affirm the identities of ALL survivors.


If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and are in need of help or support, call us on our confidential 24/7 Help & Crisis Line, Linea de Ayuda, (812) 336-0846, or contact us on our confidential Help & Crisis Live Chat at https://www.resourceconnect.com/mwh/chat.

ContactAdministrative line:
Additional Contact24 Hour Crisis Hotline:
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Mini 4-H

AddressMonroe County Extension Office
3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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

ContactKatie Richard
monroeces [at] purdue.edu
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Mobility Aids Lending Library (MALL)


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).

Those interested in dropping off or picking up items, or learning more about the program, can do so at the Downtown Library on the last Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Contactmallbloomington [at] gmail.com
Year Established2022
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Monroe County 4-H

Address3400 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Monroe County offices for the 4-H Purdue extension. Call or email for available clubs and programs.

ContactJacqueline Claffey (Office Manager)
monroeces [at] purdue.edu
Additional Contactjclaffey [at] purdue.edu
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Monroe County 4-H Junior Leaders

Address3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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.


ContactKatie Richard
monroeces [at] purdue.edu
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Monroe County Adult Protective Services

Address120 W. Seventh St.
One City Centre, Ste. 210
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Adult Protective Service (APS) Units were established to protect endangered adults in Indiana and to provide protective services to these individuals.

ContactAPS10 [at] co.monroe.in.us
Additional ContactAPS National Hotline
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Monroe County Apartment Association (MCAA)

AddressP.O. Box 202
Bloomington, IN 47402

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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.

Contactdirector [at] mcaaonline.org
331-RENT (7368)
Additional ContactAaron Stolberg (President)
doughorn [at] hpiu.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe County Bar Association

AddressP.O. Box 846
Bloomington, IN 47401-0846
Additional Address520 South Walnut #846
Bloomington, IN 47401-0846

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Founded in 1917, the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) numbers among its members attorneys who provide representation and address a wide range of legal needs for individuals, families, businesses, and institutions in Monroe County, throughout the state of Indiana, and beyond the state’s borders.

The mission of the Association is to assist its member attorneys through networking events, educational presentations, and related activities aimed at improving the skill and integrity of the legal profession, throughout Monroe County and Indiana.

ContactErin Martoglio (President)
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Monroe County CASA, Inc.

Address201 N. Morton Street
Bloomington,, IN 47404

Monroe County CASA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises court appointed volunteers to advocate for children who are involved in the court system due to abuse or neglect. Volunteer advocacy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.

ContactKristin Bishay (CASA Director)
info [at] monroecountycasa.org
Additional Contact1-800-800-5556
Year Established1983
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe County National Organization of Women

AddressBloomington, IN

The Monroe County chapter of the National Organization for Women is a multi-issue progressive organization that stands against all oppression.

ContactLaura Collins
monroecountynow [at] gmail.com
Year Established2017
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Monroe County Public Restitution Program

Address405 W. 7th, Suite 2
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Public Restitution was initiated in 1983 and maintains a volunteer labor source for nonprofit and government agencies. Probationers are referred to various agencies to complete Court ordered community service hours. The agency representative is responsible for supervision and documentation of hours worked by participants. More than forty agencies in the community are involved with the program. In 1997 a new user fee of $1 per each hour ordered was placed into effect to help cover expenses of operation. As of July 1, 2002 the fee was increased to $2 per hour.

ContactCommunity Corrections
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Monroe County Radio Control Club

AddressP.O. Box 484
Bloomington, In 47402

The MCRCC is an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) chartered club, flying out of Bloomington, Indiana. The main purpose of the club is to propagate the wonderful sport of model aviation, and to provide our members with the opportunity to learn and enjoy radio controlled flight.

ContactMark Sexton (President)
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Monroe County Saddle Club

AddressPO Box 2481
Bloomington, IN 47402

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.

ContactRocky Rice (President)
mk [at] monroesaddleclub.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe County Victim Assistance Program

AddressVictim Assistance Program - Office of the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney
301 N. College Avenue, Room 211
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The program assist victims of crime, provides victims with an application for the Violent Crime Compensation Fund for outstanding medical bills along with referrals to counseling services and notifies victims of court dates and answers questions a victim may have about the criminal justice system.

Contactvap [at] monroe.in.us
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Monroe County WIC Program

Address333 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

ContactKathryn Knecht, R.D. (Program Director)
Additional ContactSandy Arnold (Breastfeeding Coordinator)
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Monroe County YMCA

Address2125 S. Highland
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address1375 N Wellness Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

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To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health of body, mind, and spirit for all.

Contactinfo [at] monroecountyymca.org
Additional Contact812-331-5556
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Monroe County Youth Soccer

AddressMonroe County Youth Soccer, Inc.
2741 S Kegg Road
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O Box 3520
Bloomington, IN 47402

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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.

ContactDavid Weigand (Administrator)
cutters_soccer [at] yahoo.com
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Monroe House Assisted Living Facility

Address2770 South Adams Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

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Located on the corner of Tapp Road and Adams Street.

At Monroe Place, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively older adult living community. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Our residents engage in a variety of stimulating activities, such as tai chi, walking club, dances, religious services, music programs, art classes, and book club. We also offer invigorating outdoor activities and cookouts in our two courtyards and covered gazebo. We are a pet-friendly community. For high quality assisted living in Bloomington, schedule a visit to Monroe Place today.

ContactJack Callison (Chief Executive Officer)
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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Address1100 W. Allen St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

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.


Contactmhc [at] mhcfoodpantry.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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My Sister's Closet

Address414 S. College Avenue
PO Box 1182
Bloomington, IN 47403

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My Sister's Closet is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization established to provide free work force attire and Success Institute training to low-income and at-risk women pursuing employment.

Our Bargain Boutique is filled with new and gently used quality clothing available for purchase to the public. Inside you will find a wonderful variety of suits, pants, skirts, blouses, sweaters, and accessories to help you fit into your new career, prepare you for that important interview, and maintain fashionable wardrobe within a budget.

We accomplish our mission in two ways: A Thrift Store

1. The Clothing Voucher Program and with the generous donations of professional and trendy attire to our Bargain Boutique store.

2. Conducting job placement and life skills workshops run through our Success Institute.

ContactSandy Keller
Director [at] SistersCloset.org
Year Established1998
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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National Able Network

Address55 S State Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201M

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National Able Network provides a full docket of workforce development programming, counseling, training, and job placement services that empower individuals and businesses. All resources are concentrated on delivering best-in-class services to both clients and employers. Able serves job seekers of every age, income and skill level, from entry-level workers to mid-level professionals. Able provides individuals with the training, personal skills, and job search techniques that will help them enter, re-enter. or advance in today's workforce

ContactIndianapolis Headquarters
able [at] nationalable.org
Additional Contact1-800-669-8004
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National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 0580, Bloomington

Address1213 W. Estate Drrive
Bloomington, IN 47403

Chapter 0580 meets at the American Legion, 1800 W. Third on the second Wednesday of the month (except in August) at 1:30 PM.

NARFE is the National Active and Retired Employees Association. It is the only organization soley dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of ALL federal workers and retirees.

NARFE has two primary objectives:
1. Your legislative voice. NARFE has in house influential lobbyists on Capitol Hill on behalf of the federal community
2. Your Information resource. NARFE provides clear information and trusted guidance on complex federal benefits issues.

ContactMary G. Hawkins (Chapter President)
ghawkins [at] bluemarble.net
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New Hope Family Shelter

AddressPO Box 154
Bloomington, IN 47402

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.

ContactElaine Guinn (Executive Director)
newhope [at] nhfsinc.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Plumbers and Steam Fitters #136

Address1650 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United State and Canada chartered UA Local 136, on April 14, 1900. It has grown from the 11 original members to a local of over 1250 members strong.

ContactKevin Carnes (Field Representative)
Additional ContactFax: 812-336-2252
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