Children - Community Organizations

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

Websitehttps://www.bigsindiana.org
Address807 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP. O. Box 2534
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

We match responsible, caring adults with at risk children ages 6-17 in Monroe and Owen Counties, to help raise the child's self esteem and confidence. Volunteers must submit to an extensive background check. We have Community and School Matches and require a one year or two semester commitment

ContactStephanie Dean (Monroe County Office)
bbbs [at] bigsindiana.org
812-334-2828
Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

Websitehttps://bgcbloomington.org
Address311 S. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1037 N. Summit Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.

ContactJeff Baldwin (Executive Director)
jbaldwin [at] bgcbloomington.org
812-332-5311
Additional ContactBoys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Club
812-336-6501
Year Established1956
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Childrens Organ Transplant Association Inc. (COTA)

Websitehttp://cota.org/
Address2501 Cota Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that helps raise funds for and promote awareness of children and young adults in need of life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood, or stem cell transplants.

ContactRichard Lofgren (Executive Director)
cota [at] cota.org
800-336-2682
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Christmas for Kids Inc.

Websitehttps://rsutter208.wixsite.com/online-fundraising
Address3219 Allendale Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Mission: Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the Christmas For the Kids Inc. provides joy and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked during the holidays. Sponsor a toy and give a child recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas for the Kids will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in donation boxes at The Herald-Times, Black Lumber, Liberty Family Dentistry, Rural King and Cummings Bookkeeping in Ellettsville. All donations must be made by Dec. 16, and toys will be distributed Dec. 19.

Monetary donations to Christmas for the Kids can also be made by sending a check made out to Christmas for the Kids Inc., 3219 Allendale Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47401, or online.

ContactBob Sutter
rsutter208 [at] aol.com
812-361-9484
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Christmas for the Kids Inc.

Address3219 Allendale Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Christmas for the Kids (formerly known as Monroe County Toys for Tots) collects toys and raises money to make sure area kids in need get a great gift for Christmas.

Monetary donations to Christmas for the Kids can be made by sending a check made out to Christmas for the Kids Inc., 3219 Allendale Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47401.

ContactBob Sutter
812-961-0552
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Cry of the Children, Inc.

Address540 South Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

In collaboration with local community organizations, schools, and parents this organization seeks to help youth obtain the tools they need to build and maintain successful relationships with parents, teachers, and the larger community of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

Our vision is to provide a positive, fulfilling outlet which allows children to express their creative talent. Cry of the Children Inc. will foster such an environment through the mind, body, and spirit. The programs are based on a support and enrichment model aimed at assisting the young person to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals.

ContactDellsie Boddie
cryofthechildren [at] gmail.com
8123614059
Year Established2002
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Early Music In Motion

Websitehttp://earlymusicinmotion.org/
AddressP.O. Box 7921
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Early Music in Motion is a not-for profit with a mission to provide music related to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to young audiences and underserved communities of the state of Indiana through concerts, didactical performances and workshops.

ContactMatthew Slatkin (President)
earlymusicinmotion [at] gmail.com
812-558-0885
Additional ContactJuan Carlo (Vice-President)
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Enis Furley Foundation

Websitehttps://www.e5foundation.org
AddressPO Box 100
Smithville, IN 47458
Description

Scott Rolen’s Enis Furley Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Scott Rolen of the Cincinnati Reds. Our foundation is named after Scott’s eldest dog, Enis. In 1999 Scott had a vision to brighten the lives of children and their families who are dealing with an illness, hardship or other special needs. The Enis Furley Foundation works to achieve this goal by entertaining distressed families at Camp Emma Lou, our outdoor recreational retreat near Bloomington, IN. The Enis Furley Foundation also provides families unique and exciting, “once in a lifetime” sports experiences through our community outreach program, the Hot Corner Kids. Ultimately, our goals are quite simple and focused … we want to make children smile!

Contactinformation [at] EnisFurley.com
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Family Solutions

Websitehttp://familysolutionsindiana.com
Address1180 S Liberty Drive Suite 120
Bloomington, in 47403
Description

 

Family Solutions is a private, not-for profit community based agency developed to provide counseling and supportive services to children and families who are at-risk for experiencing out of home placement or have had children removed from the home

Contact812-335-1926
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First Book - Monroe County

Websitehttps://support.firstbook.org/fundraiser/2203453
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

ContactAkola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
MonroeCounty_IN [at] FirstBook.org
812-322-7918
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Foundation for Autism Resources

Websitehttps://www.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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Harmony

AddressBloomington, IN 47401
Description

A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter of the National Federation of Music clubs. For grades 6, 7, and 8. Meets on the second Sunday of the month October- February, first Sunday of the month March, April and May. Meeting locations vary.

ContactLilin Chen (Sponsor)
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Little Star Center

Websitehttps://www.littlestaraba.org
Address3109 Canterbury Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of Little Star Center, Inc. is to provide a structured, sensory-friendly facility where children with autism receive individualized therapeutic intervention. Based on the fundamental principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Little Star provides an atmosphere where children, therapists, and families can interact, support each other and receive on-going training so that each child can reach their full potential at home and in a variety of settings outside of therapy.

Contactinfo [at] littlestarcenter.org
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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 United Ministries (MCUM)- Emergency Services Program

Websitehttps://mcum.org
Address827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

 

Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) is a nurturing organization serving working families and those in distress by assisting with emergency needs and subsidized childcare. They provide quality education and a safe place for children, basic needs assistance for the poor, and community service opportunities.

ContactErin Predmore (Executive Director)
mcum [at] bloomington.in.us
812-339-3429
Year Established1939
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe Smart Start: Birth to Five Coalition

Websitehttp://www.monroesmartstart.org/
AddressP.O. Box 5513
Bloomington, IN
Description

Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development. We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.

 

 

The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

ContactLois Hutter-Pishgahi (Director)
info [at] monroesmartstart.org
812-345-6843
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Reimagining Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids

Websitehttp://rokkimcarballo.weebly.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

 

Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

 

This organization may be contacted via their website.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Stages Bloomington

Websitehttps://www.stagesbloomington.org
AddressP.O. Box 5036
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Stages Bloomington provides music, dance and theatre arts experiences for young people in grades 1-12. Stages gives youth in Bloomington and surrounding communities the opportunity to learn and participate while building self esteem and self confidence.

Contactinfo [at] stagesbloomington.com
812-272-2826
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Toys for Tots (Marine Corps)

Websitehttps://indianapolis-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx
AddressIndianapolis, IN
Description

Note: Monroe County is serviced by the Indianapolis branch of Toys For Tots.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Contactindytoysfortots [at] gmail.com
317-766-1032
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Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Websitehttps://vips.org
Address1906 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40218
Description

 

The Mission of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc. (VIPS) is to offer appropriate services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and to their families; to maximize each child's developmental potential through direct services, advocacy, and community education.

ContactRebecca Davis (Development Director)
1-888-636-8477
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WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology

Websitehttps://www.wonderlab.org/
Address308 West 4th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

 

The mission of WonderLab is to provide opportunities where people of all ages, especially children, can experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on experiences that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, facilitate discovery and foster learning.

Website contains a link for sending direct emails.

Contactwriteus [at] wonderlab.org
812-337-1337
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