Shelters - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

Address821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.

 

The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.

 

We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.

Contactlertmer [at] gmail.com
812-339-4456
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Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc

Websitehttp://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com/
Address1515 South Rogers St.
PO Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressExpress:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

501(c)3 Hunger Relief agency providing free meals to anyone in need from two locations, from 4-6 pm, M-Sat, and outreach programs to the community's most vulnerable: children, older adults, and the chronically ill.

 

ContactVicki Pierce (Executive Director)
director [at] monroecommunitykitchen.com
812-332-0999
Year Established1983
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Friend's Place Shelter (Formerly Martha's House)

Address919 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressBloomington, IN
Description

 

Emergency Shelter that can house forty people – 28 men and 12 women. Clients can sleep, eat two meals a day, wash their clothes and take care of personal hygiene needs.

Clients can meet with case managers who can connect them to permanent housing, job skills training resources, employment opportunities and help them register for the Healthy Indiana Plan, Indiana’s Medicaid expansion.

And as a program of Shalom, Friend’s Place clients have access to the nonprofit’s services, and staff are supported by the nonprofit’s administration.

ContactJoe Linsky
812-332-1444
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Interfaith Winter Shelter

Websitehttp://www.interfaithwintershelter.org/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The IWS operates as a "low barrier" shelter during the winter months. It was designed to offer a safe and warm place to sleep for men and women who - for whatever reason - have no other alternative but the streets. The primary criteria for admission into the shelter is respectful behavior, regardless of whether or not a guest is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance. Experience has taught us incidents of inappropriate behavior are rare. Guests simply appreciate a warm place to sleep. Participating sites and volunteers agree to follow a set of guidelines that allow for the safety and well being of guests and volunteers alike, including no drugs, alcohol, or weapons on the premise.

Contactinfo [at] interfaithwintershelter.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Middle Way House, Inc: Support Services for Survivors

Websitehttps://middlewayhouse.org
Address338 S Washington St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressP.O. Box 95
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Since 1971, Middle Way House has been providing services to people in crisis. Today, we provide supportive and empowering services for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking.

Our main office in Bloomington offers the following services:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Confidential 24/7 help & crisis line, (812) 336-0846
  • On-scene advocacy
  • Transitional and permanent housing solutions
  • Legal advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Personal advocacy
  • Safety Planning
  • Childcare and youth programs
  • Community Education Programs & Presentations

Middle Way House serves six counties in southern Indiana (Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Owen, Morgan, and Martin) and relies on a staff of 70 and a committed volunteer force to provide services. It is not necessary that an individual reside in our emergency shelter or transitional housing program to access most of our services. We have Outreach Offices located in Greene, Martin, and Owen counties and the services offered include:

  • Legal Advocacy
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Mobile Advocacy
  • Walk-ins
  • Survivor Support Service
  • Safety Planning
  • Community Education Programs & Presentations

The following is the contact information for our three County Outreach Offices:
Greene County Outreach Office
87 East Spring Street
Bloomfield, IN 47424
(812) 384-8769 (Office)

 

Martin County Outreach Office
2666 US Highway 50 Room 101
Loogootee, IN 47553
(Located in the Martin County Community Learning Center)
(812) 295-2993 (Office)

 

Owen County Outreach Office
911 W Hillside
Spencer, IN 47460
(Located in Head Start Building)
(812) 829-1660 (Office)
(812) 829-4580 (FAX)

 

Domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking affects individuals in every community.
We believe, support, and affirm the identities of ALL survivors.

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and are in need of help or support, call us on our confidential 24/7 Help & Crisis Line, Linea de Ayuda, (812) 336-0846, or contact us on our confidential Help & Crisis Live Chat at https://www.resourceconnect.com/mwh/chat.

ContactAdministrative line:
812-333-7404
Additional Contact24 Hour Crisis Hotline:
812-336-0846
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

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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New Hope Family Shelter

Websitehttps://www.newhope4families.org/
AddressPO Box 154
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

New Hope Family Shelter’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, to help those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness. The shelter provides accommodation for up to six families at a time for up to 90 days each while our case manager and director works with those families in daily contact and weekly conferences.

ContactElaine Guinn (Executive Director)
newhope [at] nhfsinc.org
812-334-9840
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Salvation Army

Websitehttps://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/bloomingtonin
Address111 N. Rogers St.
PO Box 2117
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O. Box 2117
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

 

Social Services: Monica Clemons- Director 812-336-4310 ext. 100

Thrift Store: 812-334-1366

Volunteering: Lt. Shannon Forney 812-336-4310 ext. 103

Pastor/Executive Director: Lt. Sharyn Tennyson 812-336-4310 ext. 101

The mission of The Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

ContactSharyn Tennyson (Lieutenant)
Sharyn_Tennyson [at] usc.salvationarmy.org
812-336-4310
Additional Contactn
Year Established1907
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Shalom Community Center

Websitehttp://shalomcommunitycenter.org/
Address620 S. Walnut
P.O. Box 451
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The Shalom Community Center is dedicated to relieving the plight of those experiencing homelessness and poverty in South Central Indiana. Since access to food, housing, education, and health and human services are fundamental human rights; we seek to meet these basic needs. As a non profit resource center, we deliver social services directly and in collaboration with other agencies in a respectful and secure environment. We advocate for the most vulnerable among us and promote activities that empower people to develop their assets to the fullest extent possible.

ContactForrest Gilmore (Executive Director)
812-334-5734
Additional ContactShalom Day Center, Dining Hall, and Administrative
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Stepping Stones, Inc. (A Program of Centerstone)

Websitehttp://www.steppingstones-inc.org
AddressP.O. Box 1366
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of Stepping Stones is to provide a supportive community where young people experiencing homelessness can develop skills to live independently. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, independent organization that offers transitional housing for young people 16-20 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

ContactAlysia Fornal (Executive Director)
info [at] steppingstones-inc.org
812-339-9771
Additional Contactwwade [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Wheeler Mission Ministries

Websitehttps://wheelermission.org/
Address215 Westplex Avenue.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP.O. Box 3297
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Backstreet Missions, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless and those with spiritual and physical needs, reaching out to people where they are, extending Christ’s love in practical ways.

Wheeler Mission for Men 215 S Westplex Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47404  812-333-1905

Wheeler for Women 400 S Opportunity Lane, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 812-333-0360

In October of 2015 Backstreet Missions merged with Wheeler Mission.

Contact812-333-1905
Additional ContactMailing address
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County

Websitehttps://www.co.monroe.in.us/department/?structureid=78
Address615 S. Adams St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

The mission of the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County is to provide services, programs, referrals, and advocacy for youth and community education on issues concerning youth. Since 1972, the Youth Services Bureau has provided services to the citizens of Monroe County, Indiana in an effort to strengthen families, divert youth from the juvenile justice system, and foster positive youth development. YSB offers services which promote positive family functioning and help lay the groundwork to build healthy, productive individuals. The Binkley House Youth Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

ContactKim Meyer (Director)
yshelter [at] co.monroe.in.us
812-349-2506
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