Child Welfare - 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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Children Cope with Divorce

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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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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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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Indiana Department of Child Services

Websitehttp://www.in.gov/dcs/
Address1783 W. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes, with the hopes that children will thrive from safe, caring, supportive families and communities. Child Protection Services (24 hrs hotline) 812-336-6641 National hotline 1-800-800-5556

ContactSteven Vaughn (Director of Local DCS Office in Monroe County)
steven.vaughn [at] dcs.in.gov
812-336-6351
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Monroe County CASA, Inc.

Websitehttps://monroecountycasa.org
Address201 N. Morton Street
Bloomington,, IN 47404
Description

 

Monroe County CASA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises court appointed volunteers to advocate for children who are involved in the court system due to abuse or neglect. Volunteer advocacy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.

ContactKristin Bishay (CASA Director)
info [at] monroecountycasa.org
812-333-2272
Additional Contact1-800-800-5556
Year Established1983
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Safe Families For Children

Websitehttps://bloomington.safe-families.org
AddressP.O. Box 3174
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 Through Safe Families for Children, a parent can arrange for their child to stay with a screened, trained, and supervised volunteer family while they are in a crisis. Volunteer host families open up their homes to care for the child while the parent is connected with resources to get back on their feet. Loss of housing, hospitalization, unemployment, and lack of family support are among the many reasons parents decide to use Safe Families. The placing parent maintains full custody. We are committed to reuniting families as soon as possible.

Safe Families' objectives are to prevent child abuse and neglect, deflect children from entering the child welfare system, and support and stabilize families. This is accomplished through the extended family-like support of our host families.

ContactMeghan Garcia
mgarcia [at] safefamilies.net
Year Established2014
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center

Websitehttps://susiesplace.org/
Address365 S Parkridge Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

At Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center, we play a critical role in the investigation of child abuse and neglect.

We provide forensic interviews for children in a child-friendly center for the investigation of alleged crimes against children

ContactLynn Clinton
lynn [at] susiesplace.org
317-272-5696
Additional Contact 812-822-1570
Year Established2009
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