Each of United Way’s member agencies has been carefully reviewed and meets nonprofit standards of efficiency, effectiveness, governance, and transparency. Each member agency undergoes a rigorous certification process and is granted funding through a volunteer-led allocations process.
By working toward specific goals in the 3Es (Education, Earnings, and Essentials), member agencies help our community meet critical needs today and reduce those needs in the future. When you contribute to the United Way of Monroe County Community Action Fund, you give these agencies the ability to make lasting, sustained improvements in people’s lives.
United Way fosters collaboration among our network of member agencies with monthly meetings that focus on education, information sharing, training, advocacy, and strengthening partnerships.
AMERICAN RED CROSS, SOUTHERN INDIANA CHAPTER
600 W. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 332-7292, Monroe.General (at) redcross.org
Theo Boots, Executive Director, Southern Indiana Chapter
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Provides transitional residential services to men and women with dependent children, outpatient counseling, and case management for persons who are in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
Provides in-home services enabling elderly to continue living at home (shopping, banking, prescriptions, escorted transportation, etc.); the Endwright Center; supports senior citizen clubs offering companionship, outings, hobbies, and educational programs.
Serves the social, emotional, and educational needs of children by facilitating professionally supported relationships with adult volunteers in a variety of programs.
Provides youth programs developing character and values-based leadership training, providing a head start to leading a successful life.
Guidance organization fosters physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth for boys and girls 6-18; after-school transportation, tutoring, snacks. At-risk services.
Enhances human dignity and functioning for the community at-large through education, social service delivery, and advocacy. Services include fatherhood education seminars, co-parent negotiations, and child and family counseling.
COMMUNITY KITCHEN OF MONROE COUNTY
1515 S. Rogers St./PO Box 3286, Bloomington, IN 47402
(812) 332-0999, director (at) monroecommunitykitchen.org
Vicki Pierce, Executive Director
Offers, without question, free meals from two locations, meals to at-risk youth participating in non-profit youth programs, summer breakfast delivery, and backpacks of weekend food supplies for low-income children.
Provides after-school/summer/holiday programming for girls ages 6-18. Transportation, organized sports, teen room, technology, self-defense, etc. Inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
HOOSIER HILLS FOOD BANK
2333 W. Industrial Park Dr., Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-8374, hhfb (at) hhfoodbank.org
Julio Alonso, Executive Director
Collects, stores, and distributes food to nearly 100 charities in six counties. Over 7,500 people receive food bank resources through shelters, emergency pantries, and soup kitchens every week.
Provides urgently needed civil legal assistance and legal education to low income households and to seniors.
Provides quality, customized services enabling people with disabilities in South Central Indiana to live, work, and participate in their community through education, housing, and ongoing supports.
Provides clothing, dental, eye, and emergency medical care for students who need assistance to function in school. MCCSC serves any student in need.
24-hour crisis intervention and support services for victims of domestic and dating violence, rape, and sexual assault; emergency shelter for women and children; and prevention education for youth.
Offers high-quality, full-time childcare for children ages 2½-6 and basic needs assistance (food, clothing, hygiene products, financial assistance, etc.) to Monroe County residents in financial crisis.
Increases access to healthy, wholesome food to people in need through a client choice pantry, community gardens, and nutrition education.
Provides temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, helps those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness.
Provides equine assisted activities to children and adults with physical, learning, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities as well as to at-risk youth.
Provides high quality reproductive health care; and promotes sexual responsibility through understanding and education. United Way supports only education services, pap and other lab tests for women and men.
Assists with dental, optical, medical, and clothing needs of students who might otherwise go without these services.
RHINO’S YOUTH CENTER
325 S. Walnut St./P.O. Box 1727, Bloomington, IN 47402
(812) 333-3430, rhinosdirector (at) harmonyschool.org
Liv Mershon, Services Director
Provides entertainment, recreation, and job training activities for adolescents in a safe, alcohol, drug, and smoke-free environment that is co-managed by the adolescents themselves.
111 N. Rogers St./P.O. Box 2117, Bloomington, IN 47402
(812) 336-4310, sharyn_tennyson (at) usc.salvationarmy.org
Lt. Sharyn Tennyson, Commanding Officer
Provides assistance for individuals and families with food, clothes, furniture, transportation, rent, utilities, and medicine. Operates childcare for infants to five-year-olds.
Provides a daytime respite and resource center for Monroe County residents who are living in poverty and experiencing hunger, homelessness, and lack of access to health care and basic life necessities.
Implements innovative educational, employment, residential, and clinical programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, creating opportunities for them to fully participate in the life of their community.
Provides free primary care, dental, and mental health services; treatment for acute and chronic conditions; and preventive health education for uninsured adults in Monroe and Owen counties meeting eligibility criteria.