OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE
Editorial Comment

Our Guiding Principle is to reach out to others who are coping with practical and emotional crises, and to say, we are here as one community, interconnected with each other in a positive way.  This means, among other things, providing shelter, food, medical care, opportunities to step out of poverty, peace, and mutual respect. This whole world would be a much better place for all people if everyone felt this way about our brothers and sisters. As individuals, we cannot change the world.  However, we can all come together and help others in our own community. Let us show others, what we can do right here in Bloomington by reaching out to each other, and climbing that mountain together.  To paraphrase Pete Seeger, We WILL Overcome.

2017

November–December 2017 - Milestones opens new Anxiety/OCD Clinic for area youth, Read-to-Me program, Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter, South Central Community Action (SCAAP) Programs, Salvation Army’s Food Pantry, The Shalom Writers Circle, Jail Assistance, Courage To Change, Ways to Get Involved, Directory of agencies and services.

July–September 2017 - Shalom Community Center, Middle Way House, Men’s Toolbelt program, Courage To Change, New Leaf/New Life, Special Section: Writings From Jail, City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Teens Summer of Service, Directory of agencies and services, Local Health Care Enrollment Assistance.

February–April 2017 - New Leaf-New Life, Autumn Hills and the IU Alzheimer’s Student Alliance to serve Holiday Brunch, Milestones psychiatry, Artice by Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Writings From jail inmates, Home fire safety, Thriving Connections, Health insurance information, Ways to Get Involved, Be More Award Nominations, Directory of Monroe County agencies and services .

2016

October–December 2016 - Free Alzheimer’s Education, Stone Belt’s Milestones program, Stepping Stones transitional housing program, EnergyBus, SCCAP Winter Energy Assistance Program, 1,000 free LED bulbs for Monroe County, Insulation project for low-income households, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Directory of agencies and services.

June–August 2016 - New Leaf/New Life,  Michael Ely: A Story of Success,  Friend’s Place is a safe and sober 40-bed emergency shelter,  An open letter for the Secretary of HUD,  Public Library lends books inside the jail,  Ways to Get Involved to Relieve Poverty, Prevent Poverty, and Work Towards Social Justice,  Directory of agencies and services.

March–May 2016 - The Feminine Face of Poverty, Homeward Bound 5k Walk, Preparing for Severe Weather Emergencies, Special Section: Voices Seldom Heard, The Monroe County Energy Challenge, The South Central Community Action Program, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Directory of agencies and services.

November 2015–January 2016 - Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL), Indiana statute protects domestic violence victims, Home fire safety, 2016 Creative Aging Festival, Therapeutic Jail And Re-entry Programs, Latino Outreach Program, New Leaf/New Life, Bloomington Volunteer Network, Directory of agencies and services.

2015

August–October 2015 - Library Homebound Service, SCCAP celebrates 50th anniversary, Growing Opportunities celebrates greenhouse, Housing First by Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Special Section: Voices Seldom Heard, Community by David Field, Preserve Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits, Smoke Alarms, Work towards Social Justice, Directory of agencies and services.

March–May 2015 - The Power of Partnership, 2015 Btown Aids Walk and Light the Night Festival, Homeward Bound 5k Walk, Alzheimer’s Resource Service, Smoke Alarms, Taxes Filed for Free, Health Coverage Special Sign-Up, Voices Seldom Heard, Information for Victims of Domestic Violence, Ways to Work Towards Social Justice, Directory of Agencies and Services.

December 2014–January 2015 - Enrollment Assistance for Health Insurance Coverage, High School Sponsors 14th House, Habitat for Humanity, Free Community Tax Service, Energy Assistance Program For Low-income Households, My Journey From Prison to Freedom, Circles Initiative, City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Holiday Giving!, Growing Opportunities, Directory of agencies and services.

September-November 2014 - National Hispanic Heritage Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Bloomington Catholic Worker:, New Leaf?New Life, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Community Think Tanks, Medical Coverage for the Uninsured, Voices Seldom Heard, Directory of agencies and services.

June-August 2014 - New Transition Support Center, Domestic Violence, Shalom Community Center Entergencies, New Leaf-New Life, In-Jail Programs, Bloomington Community Orchard and Habitat for Humanity Team Up, Backstreet Missions, Free Job Search Help, Monroe County YMCA, Special Section: Voices Seldom Heard, Back to School Backpack Distribution, Bloomington Volunteer Network, Prisnt Youth Contntunity, Directory of agencies and services

March-May 2014 - Homeward Bound Walk, Successful Community Non-Profit Stories, Monroe County Public Library's Disability Awareness Month, Starting a local Oxford House, WonderLab Science Museum, Adult Education, Free Community Tax Service, Voices Seldom Heard, Health Insurance with Financial Help, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

November 2013 - January 2014 - Crawford Apartments, Low Barrier Services, Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL), Energy Assistance Program For Low income Households, New Leaf-New Life Programs, The Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County, Voices Seldom Heard, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Special Section: Articles from L240, Directory of agencies and services available to residents of Monroe County

2013

July-October - Owner Occupied Home Rehabilitation Program, Group Home Conversion, Free Community Tax Service, Programs At The Monroe County Public Library, Nonprofit Resource Center, Tutoring Adult Learners, South Central Community Action Programs, Head Start, Circles Initiative, Poems from the Shalom Writers’ Circle, LifeDesigns, Suicide Prevention Efforts, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

March-May - Middle Way House Children's Programs, Homeward Bound, Meals on Wheels, Bloomington AIDS Walk, Project HOPE, MCPL Bookmobile, Free Community Tax Service, Stone Belt, Special Section: Voices, Stepping Stones Independent Living Skills program, Bloomington Volunteer Network, Directory of agencies and services

2012

September-November - Monroe County VA Stand Down, Crop Hunger Walk 2012, Essay by Mayor Mark Kruzan, Essay by Shalom Community Center Executive Director Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners, Big Brothers Big Sisters 40th Year of Service Gala, Therapeutic Jail and Reentry Programs, Special Section: SCCAP, Column by Judge Francie Hill, The Circles Youth Community, Volunteer Network to Fight Poverty

June - The Circles Out of Poverty Initiative, LIFEDesigns Affordable Housing, The Jack Hopkins Social Services funding program, YMCA Youth Camp, Habitat for Humanity, Adult Education, Financial Stability Resource Guide, The Be More Awards, The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Global Youth Service Day, CIRCLES INITIATIVE Youth Programs, Voices Seldom Heard, Therapeutic Jail And Re-entry Programs, New Hope Family Shelter, Homeward Bound Bloomington, Tobacco Cessation Classes, Directory of agencies and services

March - Homeward Bound, New Hope Family Shelter, South Central Housing Network, Backstreet Mission, Project Safe Place, Middle Way House, AIDS Walk, LifeDesigns, Free Community Tax Service, Eco Media Center, Therapeutic Jail and Re-entry Programs, SCCAP Programs, Circles Initiative, SCCAP, Voices Seldom Heard

2011

October - Reflections from Volunteers, New Hope Family Shelter, Bank On Bloomington, Stone Belt's Empowered Learning Series, Shalom Community Center, South Central Community Action Program, Volunteer Opportunities

July - Interfaith Winter Shelter, Middle Way House, Habitat for Humanity, Amethyst House, Free reading programs, Shalom Community Center, Therapeutic Jail And Re-entry Programs, The Circles Initiative, Voices Seldom Heard, Volunteer Network, Directory of agencies and services

March - Resources Provided by the City of Bloomington, Homeward Bound Walk, Interfaith Winter Shelter, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Amethyst House, Job Hunting Secrets, Voices Seldom Heard, South Central Community Action Program

2010

November - Housing Assistance, Voices, Volunteer Opportunities, Youth Programs, Agency Guide, and Therapeutic Jail Programs
August - Jail and Re-Entry Programs, Youth Programs, and Housing Issues
May - Social Service Agencies
February - Homelessness and Housing Needs

2009

November - Hunger and Homelessness

2008

January - Veterans
April - Homelessness
July - Therapeutic Justice

2007

October - Sustainability
July - Latino Programs
April - Poverty Homelessness

2006

December - Healthcare Revisited
October - Criminal Justice
April - Homelessness
January - Youth Services

2005

October - Healthcare
August - Housing August
April - Welcome
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