We're here for you!

MCUM's Self-Sufficiency Center provides both basic needs assistance and longer-term self-sufficiency services to Monroe County residents.

Basic needs can be in the form of groceries, cleaning and hygiene products, financial assistance to cover rent or utilities expenses, and clothing and small housewares.

Self-Sufficiency services include creating savings accounts and plans, pursuing better employment or education opportunities, creating connections to other agencies, and more.

Some of our program's features include:

Client-choice food pantry where you can shop for your family's groceries.

Full-size cleaning & hygiene products

Personal goal-oriented accountability program

Matched savings accounts, financial assistance, & microlending


What would you like to do?

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More about our program

Monroe County United Ministries
827 West 14th Court
Bloomington, IN 47404

We are on the #2 bus route.

We are located in the Self-Sufficiency Center building.



8 AM – 5 PM (appointment only) on Mondays & Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Walk-in hours are 12- 4:00 Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday.

Who to contact

Your Path: evaughn@mcum.org; chill@mcum.org

Microloans: chill@mcum.org; kdelaplane@mcum.org

Financial Assistance: evaughn@mcum.org

Basic Needs Assistance: chill@mcum.org

General Inquiries: trajagopal@mcum.org

Referrals & Collaboration

If we can’t do it here, we will help you find someone who can! We work with a variety of other organizations in Monroe County and would be happy to introduce you to them. Some of our most common referrals include:

  • Catholic Charities (mental health services)
  • Indy Health Net – formerly Volunteers in Medicine (physical health services)
  • St. Vincent de Paul (furniture, rent/utilities)
  • Compass Early Learning Center (childcare)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (higher education)
  • Broadview Adult Learning Center (GED)
  • SCCAP (housing)
  • Habitat for Humanity (housing)
  • Bloomington WorkOne (employment services)

and more!!!!