5 - Human Services - Community Organizations

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Project HOPE

AddressBloomington, IN

HOPE is designed to alleviate the cycle of recidivism by reducing the challenges ex-offenders face. The purpose of HOPE is to apply evidence based practices to provide services and supports that empower ex-offenders to identify and initiate a career path, achieve a recognized certificate or degree, and secure and retain employment in their chosen occupations. Through mentoring and peer support groups, participants will build a social network to help them navigate the complex challenges of returning to their communities, including reuniting with family and obtaining stable housing, physical/mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment etc... Project staff will provide wrap around services to help participants overcome barriers to completing training and securing employment.

ContactJennifer Fillmore (Project Manager)
Jennifer.fillmore [at] centerstone.org
812-355-6310 ext2439
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ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

Address850 S. Auto Mall Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement store with all proceeds from sales going to support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Individuals and businesses make donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, and other home improvement items which are sold to the public at a discount.

ContactSandi Clothier (Manager)
restore [at] MonroeCountyHabitat.org
Year Established2004
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Rhino's All Ages Music Club / Rhino's Youth Center

Address331 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressRhino's Youth Center
P.O. Box 1727
Bloomington, IN 47402

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The mission of Rhino's Youth Center is to provide entertainment and engagement for the youth of our community in a safe environment, free from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Rhino's afternoon programs are designed not only to give youth something positive to do in the crucial 3-6 p.m. time frame, but also to encourage and facilitate youth in using their own unique voice through media. With the assistance of our partners and collaborators, we now offer 4 remarkably successful and innovative programs to accomplish that goal. All of these programs are implemented with professional staffing and support from the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and are offered free of charge to youth ages 13-18. Rhino's is the region's premier all-ages music venue, featuring local, national, and international performers.

ContactDavid Britton (Booking)
rhinosbooking [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactBrad Wilhelm (Director)
rhinosdirector [at] ameritech.net
Year Established1992
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Richland Bean Blossom Youth Sports

Address200 E. Association St.
Ellettsville, IN 47429

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Youth sports included are baseball, t-ball, basketball, and softball. Call for more information.

ContactHolly Helms
hollyrbbys [at] yahoo.com
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Riddle Point Rowing Association


The Riddle Point Rowing Association (RPRA) is a community outreach organization that provides opportunities for individuals and families in the Monroe County area to learn, develop, and excel in the sport of rowing. RPRA strives to promote fairness, sportsmanship and participation, while providing coaching, education, recreational and competitive opportunities for its members.

Contactinfo [at] riddlepointrowing.com
Additional Contactwebmaster [at] riddlepointrowing.org
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RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program

AddressOffice of RSVP and Area 10 Agency on Aging
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429

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Get involved! Leave a legacy! RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is a clearinghouse for adult volunteers, helping volunteers find their perfect match based on their interests and needs. RSVP has 100s of volunteer opportunities throughout Monroe and Owen Counties. For those who are already volunteering, RSVP provides a social community to support and recognize their service. Volunteers submit their hours to help provide information to state and federal agencies regarding the impact older adults have in our community. A program of Area 10 Agency on Aging. Everyone has something to give—contact us today to get started!

Contactrsvp [at] area10agency.org
Year Established1988
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Saint Mark's Nursery School

Address100 N. Highway 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408

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We believe that children learn best through play and meaningful relationships with peers and loving adults. Our environment allows children to experience and develop a deep love of learning.

Contact Ceci Maron-Puntarelli (Director)
school [at] stmarksbloomington.org
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Salvation Army Womens' Auxiliary

Address111 N. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Contact the Salvation Army Bloomington Office for more information on the Women's Auxiliary.

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SCORE Bloomington

Address216 West Allen St
Bloomington, IN 47403

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 SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses flourish. SCORE provides a public service to America by offering free small business advice and training.

Contactscore527 [at] sbcglobal.net
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Shalom Community Center

Address620 S. Walnut Street
P.O. Box 451
Bloomington, IN 47402

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.

ContactForrest Gilmore (Executive Director)
Additional ContactShalom Day Center, Dining Hall, and Administrative
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Smithville Diamonds

Address7555 Strain Ridge Road
PO Box 13
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Smithville Diamonds Little league will provide a healthy environment for the youth of our communities. Our focus is to encourage participation, develop character and discipline, promote teamwork, and advocate citizenship and community pride. We will strive to provide quality instruction in the development of baseball and softball skills, sportsmanship, competitiveness and fair play. Smithville Diamonds Little League is committed to enriching the lives of our youth and fostering a love of the game.

ContactJT Bellush
smithvillediamonds1 [at] gmail.com
Year Established1960
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Address1413 E 17th St
Bloomington, IN 47408

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They provide community resource information and limited financial help. Also, they collect and distribute donated furniture and appliances to those in need through a voucher system.


St. Vincent de Paul is Catholic led, but is open to all who wish to serve Christ by serving others. In Bloomington, they currently have volunteers from the three local Catholic parishes, St. Charles, St. John's and St. Pauls as well as from St. Thomas Lutheran Church and others.

Contactinfo [at] bloomingtonsvdp.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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South Central Community Action Program

Address1500 W. 15th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

South Central Community Action Program, Inc., serves as an advocate, guide, and leader in providing opportunities for the low-income population to obtain services that will help them become self-sufficient. They offer services to income-eligible households throughout a four-county service area including Monroe, Morgan, Brown, and Owen Counties. They provide weatherization assistance information to make homes safer and more sufficient, help income eligible households with their heat and electric bills through the Energy Assistance program, offer free meetings with knowledgeable healthcare navigators to help people figure out their health insurance coverage, have Head Start and Early Head Start, an innovative initiative called Thriving Connections, and administer the Housing Choice Voucher..

ContactFrank Peacock (Executive Director)
frank [at] insccap.org
Year Established1964
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South Central Community Action Program Thriving Connections

Address1500 W. 15th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

SCCAP  Thriving Connections builds on the power of relationships to bring people together for change. A local Guiding Coalition provides the framework to increase the emotional and financial stability of participating families and reduce their use of welfare benefits. Just as importantly, SCCAP Thriving Connections brings the experience of poverty into the hearts and minds of community members and leaders, taking us one step closer to a national commitment to end poverty.

ContactLinda Patton (Thriving Connections Coordinator)
lindap [at] insccap.org
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South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities

Address1007 N Summit
Bloomington, IN 47404

South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities (SCIHO) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to expanding housing options for low and moderate -income households in Bloomington, Monroe County and surrounding counties. OUr vision is to build sustainable and inclusive communities that offer diverse housing options to people of all income levels, ages and abilities.

ContactDeborah Myerson
dmyerson [at] sciho.org
Year Established2015
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Special Olympics Indiana - Monroe County

AddressPO Box 2554
Bloomington, IN 47402

Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children (8 years and over) and adults with intellectual, cognitive or learning disabilities. We offer training and competition in six sports, including Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian, Golf, and Softball.

ContactDenise Brown (County Coordinator)
info [at] soimc.org
Additional ContactTeresa St John (Treasurer)
county.coordinator [at] soimc.org
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Stepping Stones, Inc. (A Program of Centerstone)

AddressP.O. Box 1366
Bloomington, IN 47402

The mission of Stepping Stones is to provide a supportive community where young people experiencing homelessness can develop skills to live independently. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, independent organization that offers transitional housing for young people 16-20 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

ContactAlysia Fornal (Executive Director)
info [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Additional Contactwwade [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Stone Belt Arc

Address2815 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

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Stone Belt believes in the uniqueness, worth and right to self-determination of every individual. Therefore, it is their mission, in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community.

Stone Belt is a nonprofit organization that provides education and support for people with disabilities. They are the oldest and largest agency of their kind in South Central Indiana. They provide residential, employment, manufacturing, life skills training, family support, child development and psychological services to help people actively participate in their community.

ContactLeslie Green (Central Office/Headquarters)
Lgreen [at] stonebelt.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center

Address365 S Parkridge Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404

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At Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center, we play a critical role in the investigation of child abuse and neglect.

We provide forensic interviews for children in a child-friendly center for the investigation of alleged crimes against children

ContactLynn Clinton
lynn [at] susiesplace.org
Additional Contact 812-822-1570
Year Established2009
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Sycamore Valley Gun Club

AddressP.O. Box 1514
Bloomington, IN 47402

The Sycamore Valley Gun Club (SVGC) is responsible for daily operation and management of the Freedom Ranges. Permanent shooting facilities for air gun, pistol, rim fire and high-power rifle are available now to registered members and guests. Access to the range is via locked gate, members are provided with the combination. These existing facilities include a 25 yard pistol range, 100 and (1) 200 yard rifle range(s) and a trap range.  Future plans include use-specific ranges dedicated to all major shooting disciplines. Membership in the SVGC is available (optionally) to Sycamore Valley Foundation members (with NRA registration) only.

Contactzhome [at] ccrtc.com
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Tai Chi Chuan Association of Indiana


T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a Chinese martial art that emphasizes balance and body coordination rather than muscle strength. It requires relaxation of the mind and body and is therefore not only practiced for developing physically, but also mentally. The set of T'ai Chi movements can be practiced slowly as a form of meditation or can be adapted for self defense training.

ContactFranci Figueroa (President)
iutaichi [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactDaniel Frohman (Treasurer)
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