El Centro Comunal Latino (CCL) is a grassroots, community-based organization that seeks to provide an accessible and safe space for all Latinos, with a focus on Spanish-speaking people, to find information, access to resources and a place to hold community events. CCL also seeks to promote communication and understanding among service agencies and the Latino community in order to facilitate their integration and encourage active Latina/o participation in the greater Bloomington community (Monroe County).
**Should our office be closed, you may also contact Daniel Soto or Melissa Britton at the City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Division at
El Centro Comunal Latino
PO Box 3462
Bloomington, IN 47402
Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
The mission of My Sister's Closet of Monroe County, Inc. is to provide at-risk, low-income women pursuing employment with free workforce attire. We accomplish our mission through the use of our voucher system and the generosity of those who donate professional attire to our store. Founded in 1998, My Sister's Closet (MSC) is a volunteer run non-profit organziation offering its services to the Monroe and Owen County areas.
Monroe County Division of Family Resources
1711 N College Avenue, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Monroe County Division of Family and Children
Division of Family Resources: receives applications and approves eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, cash assistance via Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and childcare.
Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning: Administers Medicaid programs including the managed care system for Hoosier Healthwise participants. Performs medical review of Medicaid disability claims.
Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services: Manages the delivery of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Oversees the First Steps rehabilitation program for children from birth to age three.
Division of Mental Health and Addiction: Support network of mental health care providers.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank collects, stores, and distributes nutritious food products to non-profit organizations, which provide free feeding programs that serve both ill and needy families and individuals in Monroe, Martin, Owen, Orange, Brown, and Lawrence Counties in Central Indiana.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank
2333 West Industrial Park Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Office: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm; Shelter: open 24/7
The mission of the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County is to provide services, programs, referrals, and advocacy for youth and community education on issues concerning youth.
Since 1972, the Youth Services Bureau has provided services to the citizens of Monroe County, Indiana in an effort to strengthen families, divert youth from the juvenile justice system, and foster positive youth development. YSB offers services which promote positive
family functioning and help lay the groundwork
to build healthy, productive individuals.
The Binkley House Youth Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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.
Monday thru Friday 7:30am - 4pm; closed 12pm - 1pm for lunch; the board meets first Monday of every month at 7pm
South Central Community Action Program, Inc., serves as an advocate, guide, and leader in providing opportunities for the low-income population to obtain services that will help them become self-sufficient. They offer services to income-eligible households throughout a four-county service area including Monroe, Morgan, Brown, and Owen Counties. They also provide energy and weatherization assistance information, help income eligible households with their heat and electric bills, and administer the Summer Cool Program which provides fans to income eligible households.
Students represent clients on family law matters including divorce, establishment of paternity, guardianship, adoption, parenting, and custody. The clinic usually only accepts new cases in August and in January.