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.
When you visit MCUM for help meeting your basic needs (food, cleaning/hygiene items, & clothing), we do not require any proof of need. You will not be required to meet with a coach, but you will be offered the opportunity to do so – they may be able to connect you with resources in the community that can be supportive to your family during whatever circumstances you are facing. Typically, a visit to MCUM for basic needs assistance takes around 30 minutes, but may take longer if we have many visitors at once.
If you are already meeting your basic needs and ready to take the next step toward self-sufficiency, our coaches are happy to cheer you on as you set and accomplish YOUR goals. To learn more about Your Path, click the button below. If you are interested in participating, complete an application and we will be in touch.
Click the buttons below to learn more about what we offer:
***NEW – request a financial appointment online. Financial Inquiry Form 2020. Click here to download a form in jotform/pdf which can be submitted directly to a coach.
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.
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.
Please stay tuned while we update our 2020 Calendar!