Homeless Persons

Community Kitchen

Website http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com/
Contact Vicki Pierce (Executive Director)
Phone 812-332-0999
Email info [at] monroecommunitykitchen [dot] com
Address Kitchen:
1515 South Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Both locations: Monday - Saturday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free meals to anyone in need. Donations of food and volunteer time always appreciated. For anyone in need; no questions asked. Second serving site at 11th and Monroe Streets.

Address Express:
1100 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Address P.O. Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47402

Salvation Army

Website http://corps.salvationarmyindiana.org/bloomington/
Contact Jonathan Fitzgerald (Lieutenant)
Phone 812-336-4310
Email Jonathan_Fitzgerald [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Child Care Shannon Chapman - Director 812-323-7402 BMG_childcare [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Social Services Monica Clemons - Director 812-336-4310 ext. 10 Monica_Clemons [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Thrift Store Becky Napier - Manager 812-334-1366

Volunteer Services Peter Iversen - Coordinator 812-336-4310 ext. 12 Peter_Iversen [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

The Salvation Army's stated objectives are the advancement of the Christian religion as promulgated in the religious doctrines-which are professed, believed and taught by the Army and, pursuant there to, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.

Additional Contact Catherine Fitzgerald (Lieutenant)
Email Catherine_Fitzgerald [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Martha's House

Website http://www.marthashouseofbloomington.org/
Contact Bobbie Summers
Phone 812-332-1444
Address 919 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours 4:15 pm - 7:45 am
Description Martha's House is an overnight homeless shelter that occupies the space previously used by Shelter, Inc. It has been in operation since January 2004, and has space for 28 individuals, including room for up to 6 women. The shelter is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 74 from Monroe, Owen, and Lawrence counties, and people must have a referral from the police station in order to receive services from the shelter. Individuals may stay at the shelter for 3 days at a time, for a maximum of 30 days per year. Nightly breathalyzer tests are given.

People from Monroe, Lawrence and Owen Counties can stay 30-90 days if they follow case plan. People from outside the 3 county area can stay for 3 days. Must first get police check at Bloomington Police Department on 3rd Street. Intake done from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Doors locked at 10:00 pm and lights out at 11:00 pm.


Middle Way House, Inc.: Shelter for Abused Women and Their Children

Website http://www.middlewayhouse.org/
Phone (812) 333-7404
Description CRISIS LINE is 24 Hrs. Long Distance callers can call collect. Mission: To end violence, both structural and interpersonal, in the lives of women and children.
Phone (812) 336-0846
Address P.O. Box 95
Bloomington, IN 47402

Backstreet Missions

Website http://www.capstone.backstreet.org/
Phone 812-333-1905
Email linda [at] backstreet [dot] org
Hours Office hrs. M- Fr. 9a- 5p

Backstreet Missions, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless and those with spiritual and physical needs, reaching out to people where they are, extending Christ’s love in practical ways.


Harvest House Soup Kitchen

Website http://www.hhfoodbank.org/
Phone 812-339-4462
Hours Sunday only 2-4pm
Description Serves free soup and sandwich lunches on Sundays from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Shalom Community Center

Website http://shalomcommunitycenter.org/
Contact Joel Rekas (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 334-5734
Address 620 S. Walnut
P.O. Box 451
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm; Breakfast: 8-9:30am; Lunch: 12-1:30pm
Description The Shalom Community Center is dedicated to relieving the plight of those experiencing homelessness and poverty in South Central Indiana. Since access to food, housing, education, and health and human services are fundamental human rights; we seek to meet these basic needs. As a non profit resource center, we deliver social services directly and in collaboration with other agencies in a respectful and secure environment. We advocate for the most vulnerable among us and promote activities that empower people to develop their assets to the fullest extent possible.
Address First United Methodist Church
219 E. Fourth St.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Address First Christian Church
205 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408

Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM)

Website http://www.mcum.org
Contact Meri Reinhold (Executive Director)
Phone 339-3429
Email mcum [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Address 827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Monroe County United Ministries is a nurturing organization serving working families and those in distress by assisting with emergency needs and subsidized childcare. They provide quality education and a safe place for children, basic needs assistance for the poor, and community service opportunities.

Year Established 1939

Upper Room Men's Shelter

Website http://www.capstone.backstreet.org/Programs
Phone 333-1905
Email linda [at] backstreet [dot] org
Hours Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

An emergency shelter, part of Backstreet Missions. Backstreet Missions, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless and those with spiritual and physical needs, reaching out to people where they are in practical ways. Serve free meals as follows: Breakfast: Saturday morning only (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) Lunch: Monday - Saturday (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Dinner: Monday - Friday (4 - 5 p.m.)

Phone 333-6351
Additional Contact Dana Jones (Team Leader of Men's Shelter)
Phone 330-0079
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