Support Groups - 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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AL-ANON and ALATEEN

Websitehttp://indiana-al-anon.org/
Address111 S. Grant Street
Bloomington, IN
Description

AL-ANON is a fellowship of men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the drinking of a family member or friend.

ContactDistrict 12 Coordinator
District12 [at] indiana-al-anon.org
812-323-3771
Additional ContactNational Information
1-888-425-2666
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Alcoholics Anonymous

Websitehttp://dist10.area23aa.org/index.html?page_id=589
Address219 E. 4th Street
Additional Address
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Contactbloomington.in.aa [at] hotmail.com
812-360-0040
Additional ContactMailing Address AA Area 23
334-8191
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All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

Websitehttp://alloptionsprc.org
Address1014 South Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

At All-Options we provide Hoosiers with open-hearted support across all of their pregnancy and parenting turning points by providing free pregnancy tests and peer counseling, materials support like diapers and baby clothes and referrals to all kinds of community services. We know that every individual’s and family’s reality is different, and we trust and support people through every pregnancy and parenting turning point. Whether you need support for unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, abortion, adoption, or parenting, All-Options is here for you. All-Options is secular, client-centered, and all services are free of charge.

All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center is a program of Backline, a national nonprofit organization that has been creating space for people to find unconditional and judgment-free support since 2004.

ContactShelly Dodson
shelly [at] alloptionsprc.org
812-558-0089
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Amethyst House

Websitehttp://www.amethysthouse.org/
Address645 N. Walnut
P.O. Box 11
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address322 W. Second
Bloomington, IN
Description

Amethyst House, Inc., is a Bloomington, Indiana, based not-for-profit United Way agency that provides high quality, structured living environments, treatment, education and recovery services to individuals with addictions and substance abuse issues.

Contactamethyst [at] bloomington.in.us
336-3570
Additional ContactWomen's Shelter:
336-2666
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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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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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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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Center for Women's Ministries

Websitehttp://www.centerforwomensministries.org/
Address702 N.Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP.O. Box 817
Bloomington , IN
Description

 

The International Center for Women's Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering free, Christ-centered counseling to women in need. To learn more about us and to see how you can be a part of our organization, please explore our site using the links to the left. We are located in Bloomington, Indiana, and host many centers around the country. Locate the one nearest you from our list of local centers. We'd love to hear from you.

ContactBonnie Porter (Director)
bloomingontoncwm.1 [at] juno.com
812-332-0845
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Centerstone

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/our-expertise/services-directory?topic=&state=11&age=
Address645 South Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Centerstone is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and educational services in Indiana and Tennessee. In 2011, we served 74,000 individuals and families. We seek to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.

Centerstone provides a variety of services and meetings, please visit the website to view options.

Contact812-339-1691
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Centerstone Intensive Outpatient Program

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/
Address645 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Addictions pod: 337-2268 Program for people who are chemically dependant on alcohol and/or drugs. Fees are arranged on a sliding scale, dependent upon income, for those in need of financial assistance. Accepts insurance, medicaid and medicare.

ContactCindy Houston (Addiction Coordinator - Bloomington)
812-339-1691
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Children Cope with Divorce

Websitehttps://www.vnsi.org/children-cope-with-divorce.asp
AddressJustice Building
301 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

An educational program for parents and other interested persons who want to minimize the impact of divorce on children. All persons who divorce in Monroe County and have underage children are required to attend this program. After attending the seminar, participants receive a certificate and their attendance will be confirmed in court. Each parent should schedule the class within 30 days of filing for divorce.

 

Client Registration - 877-840-2673/317-722-8201

ContactCarolyn Hester (Program Coordinator)
(800) 248-6540
Additional ContactTwylia White
twhite [at] vnsi.org
317-517-2704
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DivorceCare Workshop

Websitehttps://www.socc.org/groups-classes/?group_type_id=7
AddressSherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

39.134893, -86.500923

DivorceCare is designed to give you spiritual help that will heal and transform your life. Meets Mondays at 7:00pm in G150-152 and you are welcome to join at any time.

ContactLarry Decker
(812) 334-0206
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GLBT Student Support Services Counseling Services

Websitehttp://glbt.indiana.edu/home.php
AddressIndiana University
705 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

GLBT Student Support Services offers FREE counseling services. The Counseling Intern offers: individual & couples counseling; group facilitation varies from semester to semester; consultation; outreach and programming; psycho-educational presentations; and a friendly, safe and confidential face to talk to.

ContactDoug Bauder (Coordinator)
glbtserv [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4252
Additional ContactHours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
812-855-0916
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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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Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN)

Websitehttp://learninbloomington.blogspot.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

LEARN is a group of Indiana homeschooling families from Bloomington, Monroe County, and the surrounding area. The network is diverse and inclusive; many political backgrounds, educational philosophies, and religious views are represented, and all are welcome. We are also committed to providing information for the broader community about homeschooling in Indiana.

ContactBarbara Benson
learn.bloomington.in [at] gmail.com
(812) 336-8028
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Military Fellowship

Websitehttps://www.socc.org/groups-classes/?group_type_id=7
AddressSherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

After U.S veteran Mick Love had a vision of a group of "grandpa" soldiers reaching out to younger soldiers returning home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, he started a local support group.

For retired and active duty military. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm at Sherwood Oaks, Enter door #20. If you can't make a gathering but would like to find out more, call Love at 812-345-6147

ContactMick Love (Facilitator)
812-345-6147
Additional ContactJohn Robertson (Coordinator)
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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 Suicide Prevention Coalition

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=593
Address645 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition of dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people at risk and those impacted by suicide.

ContactMatt Oliver (Director of Clinical Services)
matt.oliver [at] centerstone.org
812-339-2284
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NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Websitehttp://www.namibloomington.org/
AddressP.O. Box 7794
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The purpose of NAMI Greater Bloomington Area is: To provide emotional support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness, their families, and friends- To promote better quality of care, rights, and interests of citizens with mental illness, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves- To advocate policies at the local, state, and national levels to accomplish these objectives.

ContactJill Taylor (President - Board of Directors)
info [at] namibloomington.org
812-369-3119
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Narcotics Anonymous

Websitehttp://www.naindiana.org/ShowArea.php?iRegionID=9
Address205 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

To support recovering addicts; requires complete abstinence for all. For local information call 812-331-9767 or call national Narcotics Anonymous Help line for meeting information (818) 773-9999.

Contact812-331-9767
Additional Contact(818) 773-9999
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Overeaters Anonymous

Websitehttp://www.oa.org/
Address1701 E. 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN
Bloomington, IN
Description

 

OA is a fellowship of men and women who help each other arrest their disease of compulsive overeating one day at a time. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

Contact812-335-3839
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Parkinson's Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Bloomington Chapter

Websitehttp://www.paaci.org
Address
6847 Hillsdale Ct,
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Additional Address
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Description

The mission of the PAACI is to be a major source of information and education about Parkinson's Disease and a strong advocate for improvement of services, quality of care, and research support for Parkinsonians in Indiana.

Contact
(812) 332-5555
Additional Contact
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Project HOPE

Websitehttps://centerstone.org/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

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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Schizophrenic Anonymous

Websitehttp://www.sardaa.org/
AddressFairview United Methodist Church, Wesley Room
600 West 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Free and confidential support group for people with Schizophrenia. Meets second and fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Fairview United Methodist Church.

ContactValerie Markley (Contact Person)
markley [at] indiana.edu
812-323-9720
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Thriving Connections

Websitehttp://www.insccap.org/pages/thrivingconnections
Address1500 W. 15th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

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, 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
(812) 339-3447
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