Social Service Agencies
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Founded nationally in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. In 2002, the organization served more than 200,000 youth ages five through 18, in 5,000 communities across the country, through a network of 470 agencies.Mission: Our mission is to empower our community youth. We serve the emotional, social, and educational needs of children ages six through seventeen by facilitating professionally supported relationships with adult volunteers. The agency serves children ages 6-17 through a variety of one-to-one and group mentoring.
The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) administers several affordable housing programs including Public Housing and Section 8. Hours M-F 8am-4pm except Wed closes at noon.Their website has application forms and detailed information.
At Crisis Pregnancy Center, we offer many FREE programs and services including pregnancy testing, material support, and prenatal, childbirth, and parenting classes.The Hannah House Maternity Home is a comprehensive residential program for pregnant women and teenagers offering love and compassion during one of the most challenging times in a woman’s life. Let us help.OFFICE HOURSMonday 9am-5:30pmTuesday-Friday 9am-4pm*Closed noon-1pm dailyMATERIAL SUPPORT HOURSMonday 10am-5:30pmWednesday & Thursday 10am-4pm*Closed Tuesdays, Fridays and from noon-1pm daily
Volunteers deliver 3 to 5 days of food each month to low-income, homebound, Monroe & Owen County seniors, in cooperation with the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Serving nearly 600 girls in Monroe County, we strive to meet the needs of the girls in our community through exciting, research-driven programming, sound mentoring, and our supportive, all-girl environment. We help girls and young women overcome the effects of gender inequities that continue to exist in our society. We exist to empower girls to become responsible, self-reliant, successful women.
Indiana’s University Center for excellence in developmental disabilities
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December 5, 2014 — THE FINAL PROTON THERAPY CENTER PATIENTS HAVE BEEN SERVED. THE JILL’S HOUSE MISSION HAS BEEN FULFILLED.IT’S BEEN AN AWESOME 6 1/2 YEAR RUN.THANK YOU TO HUNDREDS & HUNDREDS OF JILL’S HOUSE GUESTS, TO OUR FAITHFUL VOLUNTEERS AND OUR LOYAL SUPPORTERS; AND ESPECIALLY TO THE BELOVED CO-FOUNDERS OF JILL’S HOUSE, INC. – PEG & BUD HOWARD.THE DOORS MAY BE CLOSING, BUT OUR GRATEFUL HEARTS NEVER WILL.~THE STAFF OF JILL’S HOUSE
The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.The Midwest Pages to Prisoners project is an organization made up of volunteers working in their spare time to provide free books to prisoners. Our volunteers are concerned citizens and activists interested in rehabilitation, rather than punishment.
MCUM has been providing high-quality, affordable childcare to working families in Monroe County since 1939. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale that considers family size and household income. The care center is licensed by the state and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.MCUM also operates an Emergency Services Program, which provides basic needs assistance to county residents experiencing a financial crisis. Services include food, clothing, limited financial aid for rent/mortgage or utilites payments, household items and hygiene supplies. We can also provide a variety of community service opportunities for individuals, families and groups.
MHC is a Bloomington food pantry that provides wholesome, healthful food to over 895 people in need per week. Clients enjoy a simple sign-in process, free choice of food items, and one visit per week without a cut off. Pantry hours are Monday-Friday 4-6pm. Please do not arrive on site before 3:50pm.
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.We expect some families to be ready to move on to independent housing quickly, within a few days, opening their place up to another family. Some families will need a longer stay, up to 90 days, to complete programs that prepare them for jobs, their own housing, and independence. Over the course of a year we will serve between 12 and 30 families. Our case manager will continue to work with families for up to a year after they leave New Hope.
People and Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) is a non-profit organization that offers provides comprehensive individualized therapeutic equine programs designed by professionals to intentionally develop and restore functional skills, enhance well-being and improve quality of life.
A safe daytime resource center for those experiencing homelessness and poverty.
South Central Community Action Program, Inc. (SCCAP) is a not for profit organization designated by the Indiana Department of Human Services as the Community Action Agency for Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Brown Counties. SCCAP exists to provide opportunities for low-income citizens to move toward personal and economic independence.
UCPAGI exists to improve the quality of life for Hoosiers with cerebral palsy and their families by providing information, advocacy, financial assistance and other support