Monroe County United Ministries is a nurturing organization serving working families and those in distress by assisting with emergency needs and subsidized childcare. We provide quality education and a safe place for children, basic needs assistance for the poor and community service opportunities.
Our name gives a nod to the local faith community which founded us in 1939 and still supports us today, though we are a non-sectarian organization. The agency began as a preschool to serve the “Pigeon Hill” neighborhood of Monroe County, Indiana, but expanded over time to offer a wide array of social services for the entire county. In fact, many services and organizations in the Bloomington area began at MCUM, such as the Community Kitchen and Opportunity House, before becoming agencies of their own. Now, MCUM focuses on childcare, basic needs, and self-sufficiency services in-house, while collaborating with partner agencies that help people meet other needs in their journeys through and out of poverty.
Compass Early Learning Center
Compass Early Learning Center provides full day, high-quality care for children ages 1-6. We offer a sliding fee scale in addition to the CCDF (CASY) & On My Way Pre-K programs, ensuring no family pays more than 10% of their household income on childcare.
The goal of Compass is for children to leave our program ready for their first day of kindergarten.
If you are interested in learning whether Compass would be a great fit for your family, please click here.
If you would like to learn more about the impact of high-quality early childhood education programs on the community, click here.
The Self-Sufficiency Center
MCUM’s Self-Sufficiency Center provides basic needs assistance (cleaning & hygiene products, food pantry, & clothing vouchers) as well as coaching to help individuals and families with asset-building goals, such as: enrolling in higher education, stronger family stability, improved wellness, careers, & financial management.
If you would like to utilize our Self-Sufficiency Center or are looking for information about how we can support you on your journey to self-sufficiency, click here.
To learn about the outcomes and impact of our program, please click here.