Civic Organizations

Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

Phone 812-339-4456
Email lertmer [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.


The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.


We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.


New Leaf New Life

Phone 812-219-1349
Description New Leaf - New Life, Inc. was founded in April 2006 by a group headed by Rev. Harold (Hal) Taylor to address unmet needs of people caught up in our criminal justice system. New Leaf sees jail as an opportunity to intervene in the lives of troubled people following a philosophy of therapeutic justice. In Hal's words The corrections system should correct. People should come out of prison and jail more capable of leading productive lives than when they entered the system.

Monroe County 4-H

Contact Jeffrey Holland (Monroe County Youth 4-H Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email monroeces [at] purdue [dot] edu
Description Monroe County offices for the 4-H Purdue extension. Call or email for available clubs and programs.

Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

Phone 812-331-1335
Email president [at] bloomingtonsunriserotary [dot] com
Address Hilton Garden Inn
245 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Every wednesday at 7:00 a.m.
Description Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at the club level. The district and international structure is designed to support the clubs and help them provide more service in their communities and abroad. Clubs Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs, which belong to the global association Rotary International (RI).

Harrodsburg Lions Club

Contact Steve Fichtner
Phone 824-4851
Description Meets the first Thursday of the month at the Harrodsburg Community Center

Bloomington West Lions Club

Contact Kenneth Brashaber (President)
Address American Legion Post 18
1800 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at American Legion Post 18, 1800 W. Third St.
Description Bloomington West chapter of Lions Club, a charitable organization.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Foundation

Contact Chris Molloy (President)
Phone 812.353.9528
Email mfarmer [at] iuhealth [dot] org
Address 405 N. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47404

The "fundraising arm" of the hospital. Raises additional funds to pay for needs which patient fees would not cover. Fundraisers include Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, a December gala evening, and other events as needs arise. Established in 1967 by the Local Council of Women, the Bloomington Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to Bloomington Hospital for projects, programs, services and equipment, which enhance the quality of health in our community.


International Humanitarian Committee

Contact Francisco Gomes-Scifres
Phone 812-219-4363
Email hic [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 900 East 7th St., Room 775
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Meets Sundays, 6:30 pm, 8th Floor, Indiana Memorial Union
Description Provides humanitarian aid locally and globally.
Additional Contact Adamm Evertts
Phone 812-679-9292
Email aevertts [at] indiana [dot] edu

COTA -Childrens Organ Transplant Association Inc.

Contact Richard Lofgren (Executive Director)
Phone 800-336-2682
Email cota [at] cota [dot] org
Description The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that helps raise funds for and promote awareness of children and young adults in need of life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood, or stem cell transplants.

American Legion, Burton Woolery Post 18

Phone 812-334-0500
Email amleg18 [at] comcast [dot] net
Description The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Syndicate content