People with Disabilities - Community Organizations

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Aktion Club of LIFEDesigns (formerly Options)

Websitehttp://www.aktionclub.org/Home.aspx
Address200 E Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Aktion Club is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International for adults living with disabilities
We meet on the second Friday of every month at the Bloomington office of LIFEDesigns Inc.

ContactAaron Smith
aaron.smith0307 [at] sbcglobal.net
812-322-0506
Additional ContactVanesssa McClary
812-327-8575
Year Established2008
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Be Loved Transportation

Websitehttp://www.belovedtransportation.net
AddressBloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of Be Loved Transportation Inc. is to provide reliable and courteous non-emergency medical transportation to anyone who needs it. The vision is to ensure anyone needing medical transportation will have it. This will be carried out in an environment that not only transports but provides genuine relationship building. Our purpose is to provide transportation in order to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare. We provide transportation for individuals to and from appointments such as dialysis, chemotherapy, doctors appointments etc. regardless of financial restraints, family availability, or other barriers. We also link individuals and families with resources in the community to provide supportive services for those who come into contact with Be Loved Transportation.

ContactDwayne Cole
belovedtransportation [at] gmail.com
812-287-2610
Year Established2009
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Bloomington Transit Access

Websitehttp://bloomingtontransit.com/bt-Access/
Address130 West Grimes Lane
Bloomington, In 47403
Description

 

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
812-336-7433
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Bloomington Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Websitehttp://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2636.htm
Address450 S. Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Job placement assistance and follow-up for residents of Monroe,Morgan, Lawrence, and Owen counties who have a proven disability which interferes in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment. Free. A WorkOne partner.

Contact332-7331
Additional Contact332-9372
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Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC)

Websitehttps://www.iidc.indiana.edu//index.php?pageId=18
Address2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

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
812-855-6508
Additional ContactFax: 812-855-9630
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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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Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) - Monroe County

Websitehttp://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/3143.htm
AddressMonroe County Division of Family Resources
1711 N College Avenue, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

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.

Contact800-403-0864
Additional Contact1-800-403-0864
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Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Websitehttp://www.goodwill.org/
AddressBloomington - East Goodwill Store
840 S. Auto Mall Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressBloomington - West Goodwill Store
1284 S. Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

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.

Contact(812) 331-8170
Additional Contact(812) 336-8104
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Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Websitehttps://www.iidc.indiana.edu/
Address1905 North Range Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

Formerly called Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is to provide leadership that enables communities to include, support, and empower people with disabilities and family members.

ContactDavid Mank (Director)
iidc [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6508
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IU Health - Home Health Services

Websitehttp://iuhealth.org/bloomington/home-care/
Address333 E. Miller Drive
Bloomington, IN
Description

 

Ellen Surburg, Director of Home Health Services 333 E. Miller Dr. Bloomington, IN 47401 812 353-9818 or, 1-800-206-5200 Home Health Aide: 339-0043 Health Services Bureau: 332-2901 Women and Infant Children: 334-0650

Contact812 353-9818
Additional Contact800-206-5200
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LIFEDesigns, Inc. (Formerly Options)

Websitehttp://lifedesignsinc.org/
Address200 E. Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

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
800-875-9615
Additional ContactFax: 812-332-1186
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MCCSC Community Transitions

Websitehttp://www.mccsc.edu/Page/2566
AddressMCCSC, Administrative Building, Special Education Department
315 North Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

A program of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC)for students with special needs who are between 18-21 years of age.

ContactJennifer Robinson (Community Transitions Coordinator)
jrobinso [at] mccsc.edu
812-330-7700 x51086
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MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

Address834 S. Sheridan Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The MCCSC Parent-Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education (PTACSE) is dedicated to finding opportunities for parents and teachers to work collaboratively to improve special education services for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Indiana.

ContactDeborah Myerson (Chair)
812-330-0898
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Monroe County Adult Protective Services

Websitehttp://www.monroeprosecutor.us/criminal-justice/adult-protective-services/
Address120 W. Seventh St.
One City Centre, Ste. 210
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

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
(812) 349-2665
Additional ContactAPS National Hotline
(800) 992-6978
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PALS -- People and Animal Learning Services

Websitehttp://palstherapy.org/
AddressPO Box 1033
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

People and Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) provides comprehensive individualized therapeutic equine programs designed by professionals to intentionally develop and restore functional skills, enhance well-being and improve quality of life.

ContactTamra Ranard (Executive Director)
executivedirector [at] palstherapy.org
(812) 336-2798 ex.12
Additional ContactCynthia Wakley (Outreach Coordinator)
outreach [at] palstherapy.org
(812) 336-2798 ex.15
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Special Olympics Indiana - Monroe County

Websitehttp://soindiana.org/
AddressPO Box 2554
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

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
812-325-1548
Additional ContactTeresa St John (Treasurer)
county.coordinator [at] soimc.org
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Stone Belt Arc

Websitehttp://www.stonebelt.org
Address2815 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

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
812-332-2168
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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The Pinnacle School

Websitehttp://www.pinnacleschool.org/
Address1503 W. Arlington Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Pinnacle School first began serving families as the Bloomington dePaul School in 1981. This year, we are proud to celebrate our 32nd year of teaching success. Many Pinnacle graduates go on to higher education and to pursue careers in science, technology, business, the arts, and more.

Contactinfo [at] pinnacleschool.org
812-339-8141
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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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