Women - Community Organizations

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All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

Address1014 South Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47401
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
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Center for Women's Ministries

Address702 N.Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP.O. Box 817
Bloomington , IN

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
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Daughters of Isabella (D of I)

AddressSt. John the Apostle Catholic Church
4607 W. State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47404

The D of I is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of their motto: "Unity, Friendship, and Charity." The St. Bernadette Circle #712 invites all Catholic women from the three parishes in Bloomington to consider membership in this organization. D of I fundraisers help local charities, including St. Vincent de Paul, Community Kitchen, Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Hannah House. The main focus of all thirty-five D of I chapters in Indiana is St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services located in Indianapolis.

ContactDonna Hawk
info [at] sjabloomington.org
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Democratic Women's Caucus

AddressPO Box 2373
Bloomington, IN 47402

Regina Moore, Bloomington's current City Clerk, first conceived the idea of a Democratic Women's Caucus during the local 2003 campaigns. She and Susan Sandberg were the only women to run on the city's ballot in 2003. Moore ran for and was reelected City Clerk.

ContactRegina Moore (Chair)
regina.moore [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactKristina Simmonds (Treasurer)
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League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County

AddressP.O. Box 5592
Bloomington, IN 47407

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through advocacy and education. Membership is open to men and women 16 and older.

LWV-BMC publishes The League Letter.

ContactAnn Birch (President)
lwv [at] bloomington.in.us
Year Established1914
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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My Sister's Closet

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

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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The Well Armed Woman

AddressBloomington, IN 47407

We are a new chapter in Monroe County, Indiana.  Our goal is to educate, equip, and empower women women shooters.  We come together as women to educate, learn from each other wisdom, knowledge, and experiences.  Come join us!!!

Schedule: 1st Saturday of every month

Times: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Precision Gun Range
2278 Wood Dr. Spencer, IN

ContactKim Bartlet
twawmonroecounty [at] gmail.com
Incorporation StatusExempt
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University Club Book Discussion Group


The group Of University Club members meets on the third Thursday of the month from September to May to discuss a book selected by members the previous June. Each member reads the book ahead of time and at some point takes a turn at being a discussion leader according to the established group guidelines. Hostess duties rotate on a voluntary basis. The group meets in each other's homes. Meetings begin with socializing at 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Discussion runs from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ContactMartha Smiley (Co-Chairs)
mjs3396822 [at] aol.com
Additional ContactRosemary Dever (Co-Chairs)
rmdever [at] indiana.edu
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Women Writing for (a) Change

AddressPoplar Grove Schoolhouse
4638 E. State Road 45
Bloomington, IN 47408

The Bloomington affiliate of Women Writing for (a) Change is an emerging school which supports the lives of women for whom writing is, or is becoming, an important creative and spiritual practice. The mission of the school has always been to create a healthy, creatively-charged writing community that celebrates the voices of women (and men in select offerings) in search of authenticity, deeper consciousness, healing, personal transformation and re-connection.

ContactBeth Lodge-Rigal (Owner/Director)
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