2018 1st Quarter Bags for Change Nominees – Bloomington


Amethyst House
The Mission of Amethyst House is to provide a foundation for sober living by partnering with individuals, families, and communities impacted by addictions and substance abuse issues, offering quality recovery services and guidance for clean, sober, and healthy living.


Middle Way House
Middle Way House envisions a community where individuals live free from violence and the threat of violence; a community characterized by equality across the gender spectrum and social and economic justice; a community where everyone’s contribution is honored and individual and group differences are valued; a community where everyone is adequately fed, housed, educated and employed; a community that provides opportunities for meaningful participation, personal growth, and creative expression.


Monroe County CASA
Monroe County CASA Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises court appointed volunteers to advocate for children who are involved in juvenile court due to abuse and neglect. Volunteer advocacy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.


Stone Belt ARC
Stone Belt Arc believes in the uniqueness, worth and right to self-determination of every individual. Their mission, in partnership with the community, is to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community.


Volunteers in Medicine
In cooperation with others in the community, Volunteers in Medicine provides the following services without cost to the medically underserved in Monroe and Owen Counties: easily accessible, quality primary and preventive healthcare, treatment for both acute and chronic conditions; and health education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own well being.