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Community Resources to Support Families

Families may always contact our School Social worker for information about community resources.  Below you will find general information about community resources to support families.  For more information about MCCSC School Social Workers please visit http://web.mccsc.edu/SocSer/index.html.

 
Arlington Heights Social Worker
Mrs.Lisa Autry, 330-7747, lautry@mccsc.edu

 

Bloomington Resource Guides
  • The City of Bloomington provides comprehensive resource guides in English and Spanish. Click for info here.

 

2-1-1 Social Services Hotline
  • Don’t see what you need below? Call 2-1-1. A representative can provide you with the information you need.

 
Adult Education
  • Broadview Learning Center. FREE classes in Basic Skills, Preparation for the GED, English as a Second Language and Computers. 330-7731. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm.
 
Childcare
  • For a list of local childcare providers, refer to the Bloomington and Monroe County Childcare Directory. Click here for info.
  • Childcare Voucher Program. Toll free: 1-800-886-3952, ext. 0. Income based support through the Community Alliance and Services for Young Children (CASY).

 
Food Assistance
  • Arlington Heights Back Pack Buddies. Arlington Heights students bring home free food each Friday. Contact Mrs. Autry at Arlington Heights for more information. 320-7747
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. 1010 S. Walnut. FREE Food Pantry. Open Monday – Friday, 4-6pm.
  • Monroe County Community Kitchen.   FREE Evening Meals.
  • Two locations.
  • 917 S. Rogers Street. FREE Sit down meals, 4 – 6pm, Monday – Saturday. Cold carryout meals available. No income guidelines.
  • Community Kitchen Express – 1100 W. 11th Street. 4 – 6pm, Monday – Saturday. FREE hot and cold carryout meals. No income guidelines.
  • Refer to the ‘Food’ section of the Bloomington Family Resources Guide for more information.

 
Housing
  • Bloomington Housing Authority. Low income and section 8 housing. 339-3491. Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am – 4pm, Wednesday: 8am – Noon
  • Refer to the ‘Housing’ section of the Bloomington Family Resources Guide for more information.

 
Health and Wellness
  • Hoosier Healthwise Program. For low income families, pregnant women, and children. The program covers such medical care as doctor visits, prescription drugs, mental health care, dental care, hospitalizations, surgeries, and family planning at little or no cost. Apply at Monroe County Division of Family Resources, 1787 W. Third Street.
  • Volunteers in Medicine. 811 W. 2nd Street. 353-3533. FREE adult medical clinic, includes dental and vision care. Open Monday and Thursday: 8am – 8pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 5pm.
  • Refer to the ‘Healthcare’ section of the Bloomington Family Resources Guide for more information.

 
Counseling
  • Catholic Charities. 635 N. College. 332-1262. Counseling for children and families. Parent education and support programs. Sliding fee scale based on income.
  • Refer to theHealthcare’ section of the Bloomington Family Resources Guide for more information.

 
Utilities Help
  • South Central Community Action Program. 1500 W. 15th Street. 339-3447. Energy assistance, home weatherization and free trash stickers or garbage bags.
  • Refer to the ‘Financial Assistance’ section of the Bloomington Family Resources Guide for information.
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