Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Wake Up! with United Way

Join us the second Thursday each month from 7:45am to 9am for breakfast, networking, and an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics. Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area: homelessness; innovative treatments for substance use disorder; the intersection of housing and poverty; raising children in the 21st century; and disabilities in the workplace, among others. You’ll have the opportunity to deepen your awareness about someone else's reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations, and resources available through area nonprofits.
Evicted! Poverty, Policy, and the Law
On May 9th, we will hear from a panel of speakers regarding evictions and how the process is experienced by renters, landlords, and service providers. We'll examine structural and individual factors leading to evictions, effective interventions, and the after-effects on individuals and our community. Come prepared with your questions for our panel, which will include Marcy Wenzler from the Housing Law Center at Indiana Legal Services, Sarah Boomsma from the Bloomington Housing Authority, and a Captain from SCCAP's Thriving Connections program.
What: Wake Up! with United Way: Evicted! Poverty, Policy, and the Law
When: Thursday, May 9, 7: 45 am - 9 am
Where: The Mill, 642 North Madison Street
The $10 cost of your ticket will cover breakfast, with remaining proceeds supporting United Way of Monroe County's efforts to address our community's critical needs today, while reducing those needs tomorrow.
We look forward to seeing you at The Mill!
Parking Information:
FREE parking lot at the corner of 10th and Rogers
Street Parking (costs incurred)
Morton Street Garage (3 ½ block walk) ($.50 per hour)
Parking lots directly surrounding the Dimension Mill are reserved for private businesses/city employees and are NOT available for event parking.
If you need accessible parking, please contact Jessika Griffin (
Wake Up with United Way hosted by Monroe County United Way and IU Political and Civic Engagement
Previous Events:
On April 11th the topic, "Homelessness in Bloomington,” was examined by the Rev. Forrest Gilmore of Shalom Community Center, Emily Pike of New Hope for Families, and a member of the community personally impacted by homelessness.
Session handouts:

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