Parenting

Bloomington Moms Meetup Group (Hoosier Mamas)

Website http://www.meetup.com/hoosier-mamas/
Phone 812-320-7154
Email btownmamas [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Hoosier Mamas is a network of moms in Bloomington who regularly meet to share experiences, find advice, give support and make new friends. We also provide friendship and interaction for our children. Our group is not just an online group, but an offline community of mothers and families. Our events include regular meetups at parks, in-house playdates, GymPlay at Rising Star Gymnastics, storytime at Barnes & Noble, library activities, and holiday events. We meet at attractions such as WonderLab, Jump-n-Joey's, and McCormick's Creek. We have also had tours of places such as the fire station, Kroger, Fazoli's, Monroe County Airport, Mathers Museum, Barnes & Noble, the library, and the police station. There are also moms' nights, for those much-needed evenings away from the kids! We have a book club meeting and parenting book club meeting every month, as well as game nights and dinner get-togethers.

The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group believes that every mother deserves a support group through which she can connect with other women in a safe, fun, inclusive environment. Our group gives women a forum to discuss and organize events that suit our unique needs as mothers. We believe that arranging playdates and walks, fun activities for children, frequent Moms' Nights Out, and other programs specific to the needs of our group are essential to meeting our goal of creating a genuine community of mothers. We believe that being a woman doesn't stop when you become a mother. The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group gives women the ability to live their lives as women and mothers, not mothers alone.

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MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

Contact Deborah Myerson (Chair)
Phone 812-330-0898
Hours 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Monroe County Public Library
Description

The MCCSC Parent-Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education (PTACSE) is dedicated to finding opportunities for parents and teachers to work collaboratively to improve special education services for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Indiana.

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Catholic Charities Bloomington

Website http://www.archindy.org/cc/bloomington/
Contact Marsha McCarty (Agency Director)
Phone 332-1262
Email MMcCarty [at] CatholicCharitiesBtown [dot] org
Address 631 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Catholic Charities Bloomington is committed to enhancing the availability of quality mental health services in the communities it serves. Catholic Charities Bloomington do this through the delivery of professional mental health education and counseling on a sliding fee scale and through advocacy for affordable, easily accessible community mental health services. Catholic Charities Bloomington serve all residents of the counties of the Bloomington Deanery of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Brown, Lawrence, Morgan, Monroe, Orange and Owen Counties. Also accepts medicaid.
Language Spanish
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IU Health - Home Health Services

Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH000211
Phone 812 353-9818
Address 333 E. Miller Drive
Bloomington, IN
Description

Ellen Surburg, Director of Home Health Services 333 E. Miller Dr. Bloomington, IN 47401 812 353-9818 or, 1-800-206-5200 Home Health Aide: 339-0043 Health Services Bureau: 332-2901 Women and Infant Children: 334-0650

Phone 800-206-5200
Phone 339-0043
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Parents' Outreach Class

Contact Anne Clark
Phone (812) 353-5805
Hours call for meeting times
Description This group is sponsored by Bloomington Hospital's Center for Women and Children.
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Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH001344
Contact Kathryn Knecht, R.D. (Program Director)
Phone (812) 353-3221
Address 333 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Additional Contact Sandy Arnold (Breastfeeding Coordinator)
Phone (812) 353-3222
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Villages of Indiana, Inc.

Website http://www.villages.org
Phone 812-332-1245
Description The Villages, Indiana's largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serves over 1,200 children and their families each day. Their vision is that every child will flourish in a healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient family and are committed to finding every child a safe, permanent and nurturing home.
Phone 1-800-822-4888
Phone 812-332-3501
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