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 to eliminate generational poverty in Monroe County.


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As a "Platinum" Nonprofit on GuideStar, Monroe County United Ministries is committed to transparency and sharing important information with supporters.

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The Board of Directors of Monroe County United Ministries have begun a new Strategic Plan, focusing on MCUM's 30-year vision: to eliminate generational poverty in Monroe County.

Our new strategic plan will be revealed soon!


COVID-19 UPDATES (March, 2020)

March 27 email announcing current fundraising plans and MCUM programming.

March 17 email announcing the closure of both Compass locations and current plans of the SSC.

June, 2019

Press Release - Each One Feed One announcing details about MCUM's upcoming annual food drive August 9th-11th

June, 2018

Herald times article announcing the search for a new Executive Director and naming interim executive director.

Herald Times article announcing Bloomington Health Foundation's award of $181,000 to MCUM for the hire and start-up costs of a licensed early childhood mental health therapist for Compass Early Learning Center.

December, 2017

Press Release - MCUM receives early learning grant to support expansion of Compass Early Learning Center-Downtown. Expansion will add 48 spots in MCUM's licensed, accredited, high-quality center.

November, 2017

Expedited Childcare Expansion: Due to recent childcare program closures, MCUM's Board of Directors has voted unanimously to expedite expansion of the Compass Early Learning Center's Downtown Location. Beginning January 2, 2018, Compass-Downtown will serve up to 96 children at once, doubling its original capacity to serve 48.

September, 2016

MCUM Opens Self Sufficiency Center: Thanks to funding from the Raymond Foundation and the Jack Hopkins Social Services Committee, MCUM completed a renovation of its food pantry, creating an open floor plan design and a client choice program model. Formerly the "Emergency Services Program," the Self Sufficiency Center's unique design intends to reflect MCUM's goals to help bring households toward financial stability. ... Read the HT article

August 17, 2015
MCUM Hosts 10th Annual Each One Feed One Food Drive:  MCUM will hold its tenth annual Each One Feed One community food drive on Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23 at grocery stores across Monroe County. This food drive is critical to sustaining MCUM’s emergency food pantry after the summer months, when food donations decline. Last year’s drive raised more than 13,250 pounds of food, along with... Read complete release.

April 7, 2015
MCUM Launches Non-Profit Laboratory Program:  MCUM announces today the launch of a new program, the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Laboratory. MCUM’s new program aims to improve opportunities for like-minded NPOs to flourish in the community. The NPO Lab will provide a safe, nurturing environment for new nonprofits as they navigate the legal, financial, and strategic challenges of starting... Read complete release.

February 16, 2015
MCUM Hosts The Hunger Games: This year, MCUM is taking the odds out of hunger. Nearly a quarter of Monroe County residents live in poverty, with 1 in 5 children who don’t know where their next meal will come from. In order to keep its food pantry stocked for families in need, MCUM runs an annual Spring Food Drive every March and April. This year, it’s being reimagined... Read complete release.

February 2, 2015
MCUM Announces New Executive DirectorMCUM welcomes Erin James Predmore, M.Ed. as its new Executive Director. Predmore will fill the vacancy created by Meri Reinhold’s retirement last month. Predmore’s resume includes over 15 years of executive planning, administration, fundraising, and communications experience in the nonprofit sector. Read complete release.

June 18, 2014
Renewal of MCUM’s High Standards of CareLast week, MCUM’s high-quality, affordable childcare program earned renewal of its accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)... Read complete release.

January 27, 2014
MCUM Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
MCUM celebrates a significant milestone in 2014: its 75th anniversary of service to the community. To help commemorate this achievement, the agency is planning special events and activities throughout the year to reaffirm its mission and thank the community for its long-standing support. Read complete release.

May 14, 2013
Eco-Friendly Endorsement
The Childcare Program has been endorsed as an Eco-Health Child Care provider. To achieve this endorsement, a provider must meet at least 24 of 30 requirements relating to pest prevention, air quality... Read complete release.

April 12, 2013
Healthy Eating & MCUM's Spring Luncheon: MCUM participates in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), better known as the free and reduced lunch program. CACFP recently introduced new standards for participating organizations and schools in order to promote healthy lifestyles for both students and teachers. Read complete release.

February 27, 2013
Feinstein ChallengeEvery can counts. Every cereal box counts. Every dollar counts. For the tenth consecutive year, Monroe County United Ministries will participate in the Feinstein Challenge to alleviate hunger in the United States. During March and April, all food... Read complete release.