Emergency Services

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



Interfaith Winter Shelter

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Website http://interfaithwintershelter.org/
Email info [at] interfaithwintershelter [dot] org
Description

The IWS operates as a "low barrier" shelter during the winter months. It was designed to offer a safe and warm place to sleep for men and women who - for whatever reason - have no other alternative but the streets. The primary criteria for admission into the shelter is respectful behavior, regardless of whether or not a guest is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance. Experience has taught us incidents of inappropriate behavior are rare. Guests simply appreciate a warm place to sleep. Participating sites and volunteers agree to follow a set of guidelines that allow for the safety and well being of guests and volunteers alike, including no drugs, alcohol, or weapons on the premise.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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211 Information and Referral

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Website http://www.211.org/
Contact Liz Jones (Manager)
Phone 211
Email ljones [at] area10agency [dot] org.
Description

Area 10 Agency on Aging administers 2-1-1 Infolink, in partnership with the United Way of Monroe County and Smithville Telephone. This local 2-1-1 call center maintains a comprehensive database of community resources serving Monroe and Owen counties. Dial 2-1-1 for information about community resources that offer assistance with: Food, Clothing, and Shelter, Affordable Housing Employment, Emergency Financial Assistance Childcare Health and mental health care, including substance abuse services Legal Issues

Phone (812) 876-3383 ext.
Year Established 2010
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Indiana Department of Child Services

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Website http://www.in.gov/dcs/
Contact Steven Vaughn (Director of Local DCS Office in Monroe County)
Phone 812-336-6351
Email steven [dot] vaughn [at] dcs [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes, with the hopes that children will thrive from safe, caring, supportive families and communities. Child Protection Services (24 hrs hotline) (812) 336-6641 National hotline 1-800-800-5556

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American Red Cross, Monroe County Chapter

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Website http://www.redcross.org/in/bloomington
Contact Sue Gulley (Executive Director)
Phone 812-332-7292
Email redcross [at] monroe-redcross [dot] org
Address 411 East 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Since 1917, the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross has provided disaster relief, services to Armed Forces, emergency preparedness and lifesaving programs to Bloomington and the surrounding communities. Today we serve residents in both Monroe and neighboring Owen County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone Fax: 812-332-2447
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Indian Creek Fire Fighters, Inc.

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Phone (812) 824-6202
Email icfire [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Description

Indian Creek Fire Fighters, Inc. was organized in 1972 and incorporated in 1973.

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Bloomington Meals on Wheels

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Website www.bloomingtonmealsonwheels.org
Phone 812-355-8224
Email mow [at] bloomingtonhospital [dot] org
Address 727 W First St
PO Box 1149
Bloomingon, IN 47402
Description

Founded in 1973, our program provides nuntritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.

Year Established 1973
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Emergency Services Program - Monroe County United Ministries

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Website http://mcum.org/programs/emergency-services/
Contact Cliff Edens (Emergency Services Coordinator)
Phone (812) 339-3429
Address Monroe County United Ministries, Inc.
827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

This program provides emergency food, clothing, and limited financial aid. Applicant completes a simple form and interviews with social worker who determines eligibility for services. Clients are expected to participate in the solutions to their emergency situations and demonstrate progress if returning for additional services. No financial aid is given until other resources are exhausted, including application to the township trustee.

Additional Contact Vicky St. Myers (Assistant Emergency Services Coordinator)
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American Red Cross, Disaster Services

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Website http://www.redcross.org/in/bloomington/local-programs
Contact Maria Carrasquillo (Emergency Services Director)
Phone 812-332-7292
Email mcarrasq [at] monroe-redcross [dot] org
Address 411 East 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

This congressionally-mandated service not only applies to major national tragedies but also to single-family incidents, generally fire, flood or tornadoes. Typically, Red Cross responds by purchasing food, new clothing and providing shelter for families to help meet immediate emergency needs. Monroe County's program has shown tremendous growth.

Email redcross [at] monroe-redcross [dot] org
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IU Health Bloomington Hospital

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Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/Default.asp
Phone 812.353.6821
Email webmaster [at] bloomingtonhospital [dot] org
Description

Bloomington Hospital exists to provide comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective and caring services to the people of south central Indiana.

Phone 353-5252
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Salvation Army

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Website www.bloomingtonsa.org
Phone 812-336-4310
Email Sharyn_Tennyson [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org
Address 111 N. Rogers St.
PO Box 2117
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Social Services: Monica Clemons- Director 812-336-4310 ext. 100


Thrift Store: 812-334-1366


Volunteering: Lt. Shannon Forney 812-336-4310 ext. 103


Pastor/Executive Director: Lt. Sharyn Tennyson 812-336-4310 ext. 101

The mission of The Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Year Established 1907
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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