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Just dial 211 for help from community-based organizations and government agencies.Our Call Center maintains and disseminates health and human service information that enables people to make informed choices and to improve their quality of life. Specific health and human services include, but are not limited to: • Ensuring that people have access to adequate food, shelter, clothing, and transportation• Financial resources to meet their needs• Consumer education and decision support• Criminal justice or legal services• Education and employment• Health and mental health care including substance abuse services• Environmental protection, both routinely and in times of disa
Phone: 812-330-3978
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.*The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.* There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.* AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.*Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Phone: 812-334-0500
The American Legion Auxiliary shines as an example of unselfish giving. With almost a million members from all walks of life, the Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist The American Legion, is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
Phone: 1800USYOUTH
Make an American Dream come true – Host an international exchange student! The Aspect Foundation is currently seeking volunteer host families in the Monroe County and surrounding counties for high school students from nearly thirty countries, who want to experience the American way of life.For more information about becoming a host family, please call Jenny Osborne JENNY OSBORNE.
Phone: 812-336-9034
We are dedicated to helping those who, for whatever reason, fail to get or do not qualify for services and so remain homeless. Our current goal is viewable in our yahoo group (name above) questions may be directed to betweenthecracksbtown@yahoo.com. Currently we are trying to provide heat and shelter for as many of the over 5,000 homeless in our area as we can for the winter.
Phone: 812-331-1335
The Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club was founded on June 2, 1999. As a relatively new club, we are always seeking prospective Rotarians to help our club grow and share the spirit of Rotary both locally and around the world.Please join us for one of our weekly meetings. We meet Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Bloomington. I can assure you that the breakfast buffet is abundant and delicious. Our meetings include speakers who enlighten us on local businesses, organizations and events. We strive to adjourn by 8:00 am to allow our members and guest to begin their workday. You will find our programs entertaining as well as instructive.
Phone: 812-332-5311
Opportunity, it is the cornerstone to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington. Our programs provide an array of choices, meeting the needs of any child in this community.Take advantage of our after-school program and your child can receive help with homework, join the Aviation Club, lead our Torch Club, or build a relationship with a new friend. Sign-up for Camp Rock, our summer day camp, and enjoy a fun-filled day at our lake-side facility on Lake Lemon, as you fish, swim, canoe, and enjoy the great outdoors. Register for our volleyball program and develop a new found love for this popular sport. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington are about opportunity – opportunity for ALL children within this community. With three Clubs to serve our youth, we provide safe, well supervised, and comprehensive programming that is accessible to all. Come see what the Clubs have to offer and know that we take great pride in seeing that all kids have the opportunity to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Phone: 812-935-6970
The newest Club within the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington family, the Ellettsville Boys and Girls Club, opened its doors in April 2009. Located in Eagles Landing, the old Ellettsville Elementary School on Association Street, the Club is fulfilling a need within the Ellettsville community, providing opportunities for its 280 members to become caring, productive, and responsible citizens. Donate, or volunteer your time and make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve.
Phone: 317-721-8201
We are a Indiana statewide 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit public charity organization based in that is here to support, and foster, a safer learning environment for students at all grade levels. We seek to ensure that students involved are able to receive the necessary help that is needed. If you are looking for wonderful opportunities to volunteer please contact us as we have numerous volunteer positions that need filled for your area.
Spend a Saturday morning fighting cancer.If you can run, walk or ride a bike, then you can help eliminate cancer. Register now and help us meet our goal of 1000 participants. Individuals and teams are encouraged to collect pledges from friends, family members, and employers.Create a team of 5 of more and receive a $5 discount per team member. E-mail coachhepcancerchallenge@gmail.com to receive a discount code.New this year! Both runners and cyclist that are back in time for the 2K walk can participate! We want you and your families to enjoy The Walk and make this a memorable experience! The 2K walk will take off at 11 a.m. For those of you who will be participating in just the walk can register up until 10:30 a.m. the day of the event or online.
Phone: 812-333-6871
Fair Trade Bloomington is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for those living in Bloomington and nearby to contribute to global economic development and poverty relief through education and promotion of products that adhere to fair trade principles.Fair Trade provides income that supports community development. It does this by guaranteeing suppliers and customers that fair trade products adhere to the following principles:Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans and producersA fair price is set by artisans and producersCash advances are used to secure supplies with prompt final payment.Long-term relationships with artisans and producers that build economic opportunityGender equitySafe and healthy working conditionsResponsible environmental practices
Phone: 812-330-7700
Be a Fit4Lit Champion!Join The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools and Leadership Bloomington Monroe County Class of 2011 and get Fit 4 Lit!To be fit for life, our young people must be literate. It is an indisputable fact. Students who read at grade level by the third grade are poised for success. They graduate from high school, make more money, vote, volunteer, raise healthy children, and succeed in life. Today in MCCSC schools, over 30% of all students read below grade level. These students sit at desks across our district, and they are falling behind. Without action, they are likely to drop out of school and face significantly greater social and economic challenges throughout their lives.Fit 4 Lit is a program designed to engage community members as Champions for Literacy and to help reverse this trend. To become a Fit 4 Lit Champion, first establish your fitness event or goal, for example: Walk a 5K, Run a half marathon, Bike the Hilly Hundred, Lose weight, Skip around Lake Griffy. Next, register through this site as a Champion, choose your fundraising goal – $250, $500, or $1,000 – and finally, send out your personal fundraising page to your friends. If breaking a sweat isn’t your idea of fun, we won’t discriminate. Read ten books, Quit smoking, Give up television, or set any challenge your friends will support. If you can raise $250 you can be a Fit 4 Lit Champion. The first 100 Champions to raise $250 will receive a cool Fit 4 Lit t-shirt.Every dollar raised will go directly into MCCSC schools to support students and literacy
Phone: 812-331-4069
Habitat for Humanity affiliates build houses in partnership with people in need, and then sell the houses to the homeowner partners. Homeowners are selected by affiliates based on their need for housing, ability to repay a no-profit mortgage and willingness to partner with Habitat. Mortgage payments contribute to a Fund for Humanity, which in turn provides the money to build more houses. Because of Habitat’s no-profit loans and because the houses are principally built with volunteer labor, mortgage payments are affordable for low-income partners.
Website: www.hchp.info
Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan was formed in the Fall of 2005. Our goal is to develop and promote a bill in the Indiana State Legislature that will be introduced in January of 2007. We seek to build a coalition with individuals and groups.We believe that the time has come for adoption of legislation which will establish an Indiana state system of universal health coverage, publicly funded, publicly administered, privately delivered, globally budgeted, and inclusive of all our state’s
Phone: 812-219-1332
We are located in Bloomfield. We are a non-profit CHRIST centered program designed to help women in crisis. We help them to not only survive their present situation, but to enable them to make life changing decisions for their future. We seek to instruct women how to take their “next step” based on biblical principles and spiritual guidance, for not only themselves but also their children.
Phone: 812-337-2424
Do you live in Bloomington? Have you been released from jail or prison in the past 6 months and feel like finding a job is hopeless? Do you need direction to find job openings, helping developing a resume, getting into schoool or finding some type of employment? You should give Project HOPE a try.HOPE provides a broad range of servies designed to emhance your quality of life, long-term employability, and career development. Services include but are not limited to:Job readiness, Employee support, Resume building, Transportation, Interview/work clothes, Identity documents, Certificates / Degree assistance. For more information show up to one of our walk-in hours. No appointments are necessary.
Phone: 812-332-9615
Our services include a wide range of housing options, educational support from primary school through lifelong learning, technology assistance, healthcare coordination, behavioral support, and independently accredited employment programs. For families with caregiving responsibilities, we also offer respite programs to help you achieve balance.
Phone: 812-333-2474
Visit the Lutheran Campus Ministry Student Center at the Luther Rose House.LCM-IU is a ministry to the students of Indiana University. With one foot in the university and one foot in greater Bloomington community, we endeavor to serve wherever there is need.LCM-IU is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual or gender orientation, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.
Monroe County (Indiana) Bar Association is an Association of attorneys representing individuals and organizations in Monroe County, Indiana and beyond. Use our online directory of members to find an attorney for any legal need.
Phone: 812-333-2272
Monroe County CASA is a volunteer-powered program which provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. The program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises adult community members who volunteer their time to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), with full legal authority set forth by the State of Indiana. CASAs provide advocacy to child victims to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
Phone: 812-332-2517
The Monroe County History Center is a non-profit museum, genealogy/local history research library, educational facility and museum gift store that is housed in the historical Monroe County Carnegie Library. The History Center is operated by the 102 year old Monroe County Historical Society, Inc. and is self-sustaining. The Society is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of the history of Monroe County. Our collections include materials and artifacts that reflect the shared heritage of our local area. We hope to show, through the use of these artifacts, how Monroe County fits into the context of southern Indiana, the Midwest, and the Nation as a whole.
Phone: 812-335-6603
The mission of My Sister’s Closet of Monroe County, Inc. is to provide at-risk, low-income women pursuing employment with free workforce attire. We accomplish our mission through the use of our voucher system and the generosity of those who donate professional attire to our store. We also sell the gently used, quality, affordable clothes to the public. We have a wonderful variety of suits, pants, skirts, blouses, sweaters, and accessories. We can help get you launched into your new career, interview, or internship and still remain within your budget.My Sister’s Closet is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Phone: 317-870-2501
Our Mission is mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do somethign about MS now – to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.Today, more than 7,500 Hoosiers and their families benefit from the National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter through equipment assistance, information and referral, self-help groups, advocacy and a variety of other programs. In addition, the National MS Society continues to be a leader in research to find a cure for MS.
Phone: 812-391-3457
The Native American Community Center of Bloomington, Inc., seeks to improve the status and cultural survival of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Americans in Bloomington and throughout Indiana through a variety of services and programs.Description: The Native American Community Center of Bloomington, Inc., seeks to improve the status and cultural survival of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Americans in Bloomington and throughout Indiana through a variety of services and programs. These services and programs will emphasize 1) fostering a community of people of all ethnicities who support American Indian individuals, communities, and nations, 2) educating the non-American Indian mainstream about American Indian cultures, and 3) advocating for American Indians with other agencies. Believing that an inclusive community space is paramount to our mission, the NACC will strive to obtain a building with a home-like atmosphere which will be open to all people, but which will primarily serve American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. In fulfilling its mission, the NACC will be inclusive of all American Indians, including people of mixed ancestry and two-spirits. We seek to provide a place where people wishing to reconnect with their ancestry can learn about pursuing this goal in a respectful and safe way rather than be taken in by plastic shamans or other hucksters.
Phone: 812-332-9615
provides support to help people remain at home in their community.
Phone: 812-390-0121
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
Phone: 812-339-2635
We are offering Japanese Soto style Zen Meditation practice and Buddhist studies.
Phone: 812-331-9131
Scaly Tailz is a not for profit reptile and amphibian education and rescue group. We offer free educational reptile demonstrations (schools, school events, Wonderlab, Public Libraries, Boxcar Books, and so forth). We also take in reptiles and amphibians that have been abandoned, as well as those that just need a new loving home. If it is an animal we are unable to accept (venomous, crocodilians, iguanas, extremely large snakes, or reptiles that are contagious), we will refer a person to one of the other Indiana reptile rescues we work with. We never charge for our services (we do accept donations)
The Secular Alliance of IU is a group of students, faculty, and staff from IU and the Bloomington community. This group is focused on joining together those with a secular outlook on life, including atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, and humanists, and promoting a worldview based on science and reason as opposed to belief in the supernatural.
Phone: 812-339-9771
Stepping Stones provides transitional housing and supportive services for youth, ages 16-20, who are experiencing homelessness. Stepping Stones has NAP Credits for you! Right now, if you donate $100 or more to Stepping Stones, you can receive a credit against your state tax liability equal to 50% of your donation. If you would like to take advantage of the Neighborhood Assistance Program, contact Warren Wade
Phone: 812-332-2168
Stone Belt is a not-for-profit organization that provides education and support for individuals with disabilities. Established in 1958, we are the oldest and largest agency of our kind in south central Indiana. We offer a full range of programs and services for over 1,300 clients in Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Bartholomew, and surrounding counties. Stone Belt’s services are accredited by CARF (formerly the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). We are an affiliate of The Arc of Indiana, NISH (formerly the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped) and United Way of Monroe County.
The American Legion Post 18
Phone: 8123340500
We offer assistance to all local veterans in many ways, including free hospital equipment, assistance with VA claims.

We also have community involvement as well, including fundraisers.

Contact us today!
The Farmer House Museum
Phone: 812-336-5597
The Farmer House Museum, located in an historic 1869 residence,seeks to preserve and interpret family lifein Monroe County, Indiana. By promoting a dialog with the past, the museum hopes to inspire the public to appreciate and understand the human forces that have shaped our community.
THANK YOU, Everyone, for a wonderful Luna Festival 2011! We had a great time! Save the date: Luna Festival 2012: April 28th.
Opportunity House
Phone: (812) 336-2443