Alliances & Advocacy - Community Organizations

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Active Aging Coalition

Websitehttp://activeagingcoalition.org/
AddressBell Trace
725 North Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

The Active Aging Coalition is a grassroots organization consisting of seniors, their families, caregivers, and other community advocates interested in improving lives of seniors in our community. Through monthly meetings and an interactive website, we learn about each others participation in the senior community, find ways to work together more efficiently, and increase our own understanding of available resources.

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Autism Society of America

Websitehttp://www.autism-society.org/
AddressBethesda, MD
Description

 

The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

ContactJody Goddard
812-876-3311
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Blooming Memories Through Music

AddressP.O. Box 8202
Bloomington, IN 47407-8202
Description

BMTM has announced the upcoming launch of the pilot program in September 2017 for our complementary residential music sessions for families living with Alzheimer's. We model our initiative after the documentary Alive Inside and our residential teams are made up of one Adult Liaison (mentor) and two BHSN honors music students who create custom playlists for each elder. Our goals is to reduce the stress of the families/caregivers and to increase the joy in the quality of life of the elders. We hope to educate the community on the empathy factor needed to support caregivers. We also attempt to reduce the isolation factors that arise while loved ones are being allowed to age in place in familiar space with family support

 

Blooming Memories Thru Music gather monthly in the early afternoon, Check our Facebook for times and location. Blooming Memories Thru Music@BMTM Bloomington

ContactBarbara Edmonds
bloomingmemoriesinfo [at] gmail.com
812-333-8879
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Bloomington Area Birth Services, Inc. (BABS)

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonbirth.org
Address2458 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

We provide educational and support services for pregnant women, new mothers and their families. We have childbirth education classes, pre- and post-natal yoga, support groups, playgroups, and a lending library. We offer education and support through our Lactation Center, and provide resources and services for low-income families through our BloomingFamilies program. We also have a small Boutique specializing in breastfeeding supplies. Some services are free; some have a charge.

ContactMary Jean Holwager (Office Manager)
info [at] bloomingtonbirth.org
812-337-8121
Year Established1994
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Epilepsy Support Team (BEST)

Address828 S. Fess Ave
Bloomington, IN 47401`
Description

This is a group to help with seizure disorders and to help their families learn more about epilepsy. It also designed to help teachers, health care workers and others who may interact with seizure disorders. Formerly Epilepsy support Group of Monroe County.

Contactsfrommer [at] juno.com
812-336-5152
Additional ContactEpilepsy Foundation of America
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Bloomington Parks Foundation

Websitehttp://bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
AddressPO Box 3351
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Community Park and Recreation Foundation works to provide funding to enhance park experiences for all segments of the Bloomington community. Particular emphasis is placed on park and greenspace enhancement and recreational program development for low-income youth so that they may have an opportunity to develop healthy habits and learn valuable skills.

ContactKarin St. John (Executive Director)
kstjohn [at] bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
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Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

Websitehttp://www.bpac.info/
AddressMonroe County Courthouse
intersection of Kirkwood avenue and Walnut street
Bloomington, In 47401
Description

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition strives to educate the community about war, peace and U.S. foreign policy, demilitarization, and humanitarian issues. It strives to empower people to take action in response to this information and become advocates for legislative progress.

ContactTimothy Baer
bpacpeace [at] hotmail.com
(812) 988-1917
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Bread for the World

Websitehttp://www.bread.org/
Address2420 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

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

Websitehttp://www.b-p-e.org/
Address1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

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
(812) 331-6000x265
Additional Contact Meets Tuesdays 8:00 am to 9:00 am American Legion
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Care Circle

Websitehttp://iuhealth.org/bloomington/about/community-health/alzheimers-resource-service/
AddressBloomington Hospital's Alzheimer's Resource Center
431 S. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

This group provides information, sharing and support for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, or stroke. Meetings are flexible and informal; drop-ins are welcome.

Contactdthompson6 [at] iuhealth.org
812-353-9299
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Council for Community Accessibility CCA

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/cca
AddressBloomington, IN
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. See web page for more information and a link to the current meeting schedule.

ContactCraig Brenner
cca [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3433
Additional Contactowenss [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3468
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Fair Trade Bloomington

Websitehttp://www.fairtradebloomington.org/
Address4498 East Janet Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Fair Trade Bloomington was incorporated in October of 2007 with the goal of educating about Fair Trade and increasing the availability of Fair Trade products in Bloomington, Indiana. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for those living in Bloomington and nearby communities to contribute to global economic development and poverty relief throuhg education and products that adhere to fair trade principles. In 2013, Bloomington became Indiana's First Fair Trade Town.

ContactMary Embry (FTB President)
fairtradebloomington [at] gmail.com
812-333-6871
Additional ContactMegan Carpenter
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Foundation for Autism Resources

Websitehttp://autismresource.org/
AddressPO Box 141
Smithville, IN 47458
Description

 

 

 

In brief FAR's purpose is to

- Connect families with limited means to the resources that will provide their children on the autism spectrum the ability to attain their fullest potential.

- Provide funding to qualifying families to access ABA therapy and other relevant services for children on the autism spectrum.

- Connect new families to families with more experience.

Contact317-334-9FAR
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Hoosiers For a Commonsense Health Plan

Websitehttp://www.hchp.info/
AddressHCHP
P. O. Box 2632
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan is a group of Indiana citizens who support a publicly financed, privately delivered (single payer) universal health plan at the state and national level. HCHP is working to educate the public and the legislature about the benefits of a single payer plan. We are seeking individuals and groups who have an interest in helping achieve this goal.

ContactRob Stone (Dr.)
rstone [at] hchp.info
812-336-7184
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Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Websitehttp://www.drugs.indiana.edu/
Address501 N. Morton St. Suite 110
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) was established in 1987 to assist Indiana based alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners to improve the quality of their services. 

ContactRuth Gassman (Executive Director)
drugprc [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4940
Year Established1987
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Indiana Resource Center for Autism, IRCA

Websitehttps://www.iidc.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=32/
AddressIndiana Institute on Disability and the Community
2853 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408-2601
Description

 

IRCA staff work with family members & agencies throughout the state to support their efforts on behalf of individuals with autism. IRCA staff participates in research, development, and dissemination of information. They also conduct various training events and provide individual consultations.

ContactCathy Pratt (Director)
prattc [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6508
Additional Contact 1-800-825-4733
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La Leche League

Websitehttp://lllofindiana.org/find-a-group/bloomington/
Address303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN
Description

 

 

The mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

Evening Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (no evening meeting in January and July) at 7:00 p.m., at Bloomington Area Birth Services, 2458 South Walnut Street (NW corner of Walnut & Country Club/Winslow).

Morning meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the First United Church, Room #1, 2420 East Third Street (SW corner of E. 3rd St. & S. Woodcrest Ave.)

 

ContactJoan
812-334-2698
Additional ContactKelly
812-822-2220
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Local Council of Women, Inc. (LCW)

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Council-of-Women-Inc/159713954094004
AddressPO Box 6171
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The mission of the Local Council of Women (LCW) is to be a voice for community health, to advocate for solutions to accessibility and delivery of health care, and to exercise the responsibilities inherent in organizational ties to Bloomington Hospital.

ContactNancy Lumbley (President)
nlumbley [at] comcast.net
812-336-4810
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Monroe County CARES

Websitehttp://www.monroecountycares.org/
AddressPO Box 3312
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

Local coordinating council of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. Looks at resources and gaps in the community in relation to drug and alcohol issues.

ContactLisa Meuser (Coordinator)
llmeuser [at] mac.com
812-327-3642
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Monroe County National Organization of Women

AddressBloomington, IN
Description

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
812-325-2902
Year Established2017
Incorporation StatusExempt
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The Bloomington Beacon

AddressP.O. Box 2363
Bloomington, In 47402
Description

Bloomington Beacon provides human services and educational, economic and cultural opportunities for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) communities in south-central Indiana. Bloomington Beacon also supports the civil and human rights of GLBTQ people in south-central Indiana by providing accurate news, information and commentary.

Contact888-249-9255
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We Are You

Websitehttps://mcpl.info/www.weareyou.social
AddressBloomington, IN 47408
Description

The goals of our organization are to counteract stereotypes and prejudices against groups of people and to give marginalized people a voice and an opportunity to share their stories. We are going to be taking photos of individuals or couples and posting their photos on social media sites and on posters around town. On the image we are going to have a very concise message that we hope will cause an emotional response and feeling of connectedness from the viewer to the subject(s). We will have a full interview available if the viewer wants to learn more about the individual(s) but on the main image we want the message to be very short so a person will accidentally be exposed to someone from a possibly different background.

We want to give a voice to people feeling under attack right now. We are aiming to include all people from religious/ethnic/racial backgrounds, people who are LGBTQ, people with disabilities or mental illness and people with different socio-economic statuses.

ContactJenn Harmless
weareyoubloomington [at] gmail.com
765-714-3447
Year Established2017
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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