Self-Sufficiency Center



Walking in and meeting with a coach at MCUM is a first step that could lead to success and stability. At MCUM, we offer coaching and resource assistance to families and individuals of the Monroe County community who are experiencing hardship. Our program serves to make sure that these crises don’t have to leave families hungry, cold, or faced with utility shut-off or eviction.

MCUM values leading clients to self-sufficiency. We see it as our mission to work one-on-one with people to discover what kinds of steps need to be taken to reach their goals and to find stability. Anyone seeking assistance will complete a simple form and visit with an appointed coach to determine how the household’s needs match MCUM’s program services.  Our client-driven program fosters the idea that everyone is in charge of their own destiny.

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Getting here

The Self-Sufficiency Center is located next to Tri-North Middle School and Mills Pool, on the Route #2 West bus line. For more information about local buses, visit the Bloomington Transit site.
A program brochure is available to print in English and in Spanish.
Those seeking assistance are encouraged to call 2-1-1 or search the 2-1-1 online database of resources for more information. The Hoosier Hills Food Bank also provides a list of food resources in Monroe and surrounding counties. The City of Bloomington provides links to resource guides that might be helpful to those seeking assistance.