The following are local agencies whose missions align with eliminating homelessness in Monroe County. Links to their donation and volunteer pages have been included to assist our community in supporting them. The agencies listed may change over time.



The community's core provider of behavioral health and addiction services in Bloomington and Monroe County. It provides individuals and families the opportunity for recovery and health through research-based behavioral health and substance use disorder therapy, treatment, technology, outreach, direct client assistance and education.

Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen works to eliminate hunger in Monroe County and surrounding areas through direct service, education and advocacy.

Interfaith Winter Shelter

The shelter provides a low-barrier winter shelter for homeless individuals in Monroe County. Our purpose is to offer a warm, safe place to those who have no place to go and do not meet admission requirements for other shelter sites in this community.


LIFEDesigns works with people with disabilities and their families in south central Indiana. We aim to facilitate active citizenship, fulfilling relationships, and rewarding employment through inclusive communities that foster dignity and respect.

Monroe County United Ministries creates lasting solutions to economic, educational and social injustice in our community through quality services, collaboration and innovation. Our vision is a community free of poverty and injustice.

Monroe County United Ministries

New Hope Family Shelter, Inc.


The shelter provides temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, to help those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness.

The Salvation Army was founded with the basic social services principles of taking care of the physical and emotional needs of the hungry and homeless, and remains an outward visible expression of the Army's strong religious principles, as described in our International Mission Statement.

Salvation Army


Shalom Community Center envisions a community that honors every person's fundamental right to sustenance, a safe home, quality health care, and meaningful work.

Stepping Stones offers transitional housing and supportive services to youth between the ages of 16-20 experiencing homelessness. Stepping Stones is now a program of Centerstone. Donations can be made to Centerstone and designated for the Stepping Stones program.

Stepping Stones

VIM is a free health clinic offering medical services to low-income individuals within Monroe County.

Volunteers in Medicine

Wheeler Mission Ministries

Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion.