WIFI at Home
Comcast is offering free internet access for 60 days to new customers if there's a child between grades K-12 and you qualify for free school. Apply by April 30, 2020.
U.S. college educators, if your class or institution has been affected by COVID-19, we will offer your students free access to all of our ebooks and platforms through Cengage Unlimited.
(800) 354-9706 or visit https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support/ for more info.
Temporary Free Internet
Free Internet from Spectrum
Customers are able to access services at no cost for 60 days (and with waived installation fees!) call, (833) 267-6094 for more information.
Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and WiFi access to families with children in grades K-12 or college that are homebound due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Bloomington Refugee Support Network
Dedicated volunteers offer assistance to area refugees & immigrants in areas such as information, short-term housing, utility bills, medical bills, rent, supplies.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with name, age, gender, phone/email, preferred language, & details about request
The BRSN committee reviews requests and follows up.
Campus Emergency Funding
All students, graduate and undergraduate, can apply for emergency funds to help pay medical bills, rent, utilities, and other necessities. Support will first be distributed to those students with most dire need. Students must complete the application for COVID-19 emergency funds. Current maximum award: $500 (may be increased to $1,500 in the near future).
College of Arts and Sciences Emergency Funding
College of Arts and Sciences emergency funding: Small amount of funding available for graduate students. DGS or Chair should contact Associate Dean Padraic Kenney with a description of the student’s circumstances and the amount of financial need. These requests will be reviewed and funds will be disbursed based on urgency of need.
El Centro COVID-19 Relief Funds
Financial assistance to Latinx residents with limited financial resources who are unable to work during the COVID-19 emergency and who have poor or no access to programs such as unemployment compensation, government relief checks, health insurance, and township assistance.
Emanuel Baptist Church
1503 W. That Road, Bloomington
Monday thru Thursday., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First United Church
2420 E. Third Street, Bloomington
Requires a referral from St. Vincent de Paul (see below); church office is currently closed.
Office of International Services
International students can apply for hardship assistance, which is disbursed through student Bursar accounts. Students must complete an OIS application. Typical award: $500 - $2,000
Pandemic Health Disparities Fund
Eligible AAPI students should apply to the newly established fund through the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. The Pandemic Health Disparities Fund was created to support vulnerable members of the university community by broadening their access to important health and wellness resources such as mental health counseling and financial assistance to cover basic needs and help them continue their studies and graduate. You can apply for emergency funds to help pay for your medical bills, rent, utilities, technology, and other necessities.
111 N. Rogers, Bloomington
(812) 336-4310, ext. 100 (Monica Clemons)
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m - 4 p.m., call ahead to make an appointment; assistance for rent/utilities/medical.
Shalom Community Center
620 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington
Can contribute up to $50 if available.
St. Vincent de Paul
1999 Packinghouse Road, Bloomington
(812) 961-1510, ext.2 or fill out & submit a financial assistance request at https://www.svdpbloomington.org/emergency-financial-aid
If you are eligible for township assistance, please seek help there first. Please note that SVDP is not able to do home visits currently.
Trinity Episcopal Church
111 S. Grant Street, Bloomington
Call promptly at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday after the first Sunday of the month to make an appointment to speak with the deacon later on Tuesday or on Wednesday. This service is not available in April 2020.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: TOWNSHIPS
Bloomington Township Trustee
924 S. 17th Street, Suite C Bloomington
Currently open Monday thru Friday. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Financial request info is taken over the phone by a caseworker; Spanish-speaking caseworker is available. To apply must be a township resident and have a valid social security number.
Perry Township Trustee
1010 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington
Office is closed until further notice, though voice mails are being monitored 2x/day if you need to leave a message. For issues regarding utility bills please contact your utility. For issues regarding housing assistance please be aware that eviction hearings are postponed until the health emergency has been lifted. To apply must be a township resident and have a valid social security number.
Richland Township Trustee
416 S. Park Ellettsville
To apply for township assistance with issues like utilities, housing, medical, and creation/burials, call and speak to Laura Baker. To apply must be a township resident and have a valid social security number.
Area 10 Agency on Aging
630 W. Edgewood Ellettsville
Call about eligibility, delivery services available for people who are homebound or have limited mobility.
Bloomington Township Trustee
924 W. 17th, suite C Bloomington
Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., call first for food list, must reside in township trustee area. Copy of bill or lease/mortgage document to verify residency and social security card
Bobby's Pantry/Perry Township Trustee
1010 S. Walnut Bloomington
Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., sign-up sheet, for Perry residents only. Copy of bill or lease/mortgage document to verify residency and social security card
Crestmont Community Food Pantry/Bloomington Housing Authority
1007 N. Summit Bloomington
Thursday 3–4 p.m., pre-bagged groceries
Campus View Apartments
800 N. Union Street
Crimson Cupboard will be open for rest of term and open to both students and residents/community members. Please call ahead.
Feed the Needy at Second Baptist Church
321 N. Rogers Bloomington
Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.–12 p.m., handing out pre-bagged groceries
First Assembly of God Food Pantry
115 W. Association Street Ellettsville
First Wednesday of month 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
First United Methodist Church Food Pantry
219 E. 4th Street Bloomington
Wednesday 3:30–5:30 p.m., call first, hours/availability subject to change.
Food Assistance Availability Map
Find available food resources near you
Genesis Church Food Pantry
801 E. Street Road 45/46 Bypass Bloomington
Call for appointment
Grace Center Food Pantry
9206 S. Old SR 37 Harrodsburg
Thursday 3–7 p.m., pre-bagged groceries, must reside in Clear Creek, Indian Creek, or Polk townships. Copy of bill or lease/mortgage document to verify residency.
Highland Faith Assembly of God Food Pantry
4782 W. State Road 48 Bloomington
Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., call first, hours/availability subject to change.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank
Food bank agencies information.
MCCSC Food Distribution
To see all locations for pick-up go to breakfast/lunch tab on webpage link listed.
Breakfast/Lunch pick-up will be at every school 11 a.m.–2 p.m.. Breakfast/lunches will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
MCUM Self-Sufficiency Center Food Pantry
827 W. 14th Ct Bloomington
Tuesday/Thursday 12–3 p.m.
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
1100 W. Allen Street Bloomington
Beginning the week of March 23rd, MHC will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12–2 p.m. and 4–6 p.m., distributing pre-packed boxes of food. All non-essential programming - Kids Cook, garden and nutrition workshops, weekly drop-ins, demos, Coffee Talks - have been canceled until further notice.
Redeemer Community Church Food Pantry
111 S. Kimble Road Bloomington
Tuesday/Thursdays 2–4 p.m. or call for appointment
South Central Indiana – Food pantries and hot meals resources
501 E. Temperance Ellettsville
Monday/Wednesday 4–6 p.m. & Saturday 3–5 p.m., offering drive-up services
Richland Township Trustee
416 S. Park Ellettsville
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m., call first, hours/availability subject to change, must be Richland township resident. Copy of bill or lease/mortgage document to verify residency.
Salvation Army of Bloomington
111 N. Rogers Bloomington
Wednesday/Friday 9–11:30 a.m. & Tuesday/Thursday 1–3:30 p.m.
Walnut Grove Food Pantry
3100 S. Walnut Street Pike Bloomington
3rd Friday of month 3:45 p.m., call ahead to ensure availability.
|Bloomington Center for Connection|
|Mental Health Services.||www.bloomingtoncenterforconnection.org|
|Bloomington Meadows Hospital|
|Inpatient services for adults and adolescents/children||(800) 972-4410|
|Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week by phone.|
|Counseling services||(812) 332-1262||Counseling offered via telehealth services, call to schedule appointment|
|We know that sometimes students experience challenges that affect their ability to be successful at Indiana University. A Care Referral is an easy way to request help with an issue or concern.||For IU college students.|
|Mental health, addiction and other counseling services.|
(800) 344-8802 – initial appointments
645 S. Rogers Street
|On-site services still available, call ahead for appointments.|
2701 E. Third Street or 4444 State Road W. 46
|Both addresses are seeing patients, but there are also video/telehealth appointments available. Appointments can be made online.|
|Indiana University Health is the largest network of physicians in the state of Indiana.||iuhealth.org||Go to “Find a Provider” to search for a physician. Call physicians to schedule urgent appointments, appointments made via the online form will not be available for 6 weeks.|
|IU Health Urgent Care|
|For non-life-threatening illness or injury walk-in clinic.|
326 S. Woodscrest Drive
|Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., visitor restrictions may apply.|
|United We Dream|
|United We Dream has gathered the following list of resources.||Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19.||The lists include resources in many states across the U.S.|
|Support and resources for personal well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.||https://healthy.iu.edu/wellness-information/covid-19.htmlunitedwedream.org|
|Indiana Recovery Alliance|
|Harm-reduction focused counseling for people battling addiction.||(812) 567-2337||See the website for updated location information. If under self-quarantine, call the phone number to discuss service options.|
|IU Counseling and Psychological Services|
|Counseling services for IU students|
812-855-7688 – appointments
812-855-5711 – after-hours crisis line
812-855-8900 – sexual assault crisis line
|Starting Monday, March 23, CAPS will be offering limited services by phone/video only. During this time only a limited number of counselors will be available. Due to this reduction in staff, we will offer 30-minute visits by phone/video. The after-hours crisis line is available now through Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. by calling 812-855-5711 and choosing option 1. Starting Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m., students can reach the crisis line 24/7.|
|HealthNet (previously VIM)|
|Counseling/behavioral services. Low-cost health services.|
811 W. 2nd Street
|Call to schedule an appointment. Most insurance are accepted. Works with those fully insured, under-insured, and uninsured. Patients are welcome from any geographic area, all ages, and all income levels.|
|Mental Health Resource Hub|
|Brings together a variety of resources to help you cope with social isolation, job loss and other mental health issues you may be facing.|
|Middle Way House|
|Services for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault|
338 S. Washington Street, Bloomington
24/7 Help/Crisis line
|Mental Health Resource|
|Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students|
24/7 Help/Crisis line
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
|Call or online chat also available.|
|Search Free Clinics|
|Free Clinics Directory|
|Mental health services for veterans.|
Health resources available to veterans.
|Call to schedule an appointment. Open Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. It is open till 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Patients must be assigned to the Bloomington Mental Health Clinic to receive health care services. Speak with your primary care team about a referral.|
|Aunt Berta - Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.||https://www.auntbertha.com/|
Center for Rual Engagement
Find the information and resources you need to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak
City of Bloomington – Local community resources
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County
|Rapid Response Grants to immediately support Monroe County nonprofits to carry out their work for those in our community.||https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-grant/covid-19-rapid-response-grants/|
COVID-19 Resource by Type
|Variety of resouces and services.||https://airtable.com/shrHnefJJM4CReaen/tblqGLTurBAZjFyzf?blocks=hide|
Social Services for help with food, shelter, clothing, child care, transportation, legal services, education, employment, health care, and substance abuse.
401 N. Morton Street Suite 260
Bloomington IN 47404
Division of Student Affairs
|Apply for Emergency Funding Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak|
For Indiana University students.
Helping Bloomington Monroe
A free community resource to help you find the services you need. Simply enter a keyword below and your ZIP code, then click the search button and you’ll find local information about health care, finding food assistance, social services, childcare and more.
Indiana State Department of Health
New toll-free number for questions on Coronavirus.
Select "1" for general questions about novel coronavirus. Select "2" if you are a healthcare provider. If a person calls the general number and identifies as speaking a few other languages ("I speak Spanish") then the person is transferred to someone who can speak the language.
No Space to Hate
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Resources for Monroe County
To access info, click here.
Support group for undocumented students and their families.
Benefits are being extended to those who have lost employment due to COVID-19
Apply online if possible, call volume is high.
File an initial application for benefits as soon as you become unemployed. This begins the mandatory one week non-paid waiting week. Benefits will be paid for eligible claims filed after this one week non-paid waiting period.
You will need the following information when filing:
United Way of Monroe County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
United Way of Monroe County and nearly 30 local organizations are partnering to launch the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties.
For questions regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, please contact executive director Efrat Feferman at email@example.com or 812-334-8370 x 15.
For detail information on what the fund can cover see:
Community Kitchen of Monroe County
1515 S. Rogers Street, Bloomington
Monday thru Saturday 4 – 6 p.m., warm carry-out available.
Community Kitchen Express
1100 W. 11th Street, Bloomington
Monday thru Saturday 4 – 6 p.m., warm carry-out available.
Free food resources for K-12, locations include: Arlington Valley Mobile Home Park at Classic Lanes, Banneker Community Center, the Crestmont Boys and Girls Club, Countryview Apartments, East Burks Drive (Walnut Springs), the Seminary Square Kroger, Marquise and Lismore intersection, the eastside Bloomington post office at 3210 E. 10th Street, Southcrest Estates & Winslow Plaza.
Tuesday/Thursday, March 24 & 26, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., call for logistics information, donations, or volunteering
More info, click: here
IU Food Institute: Emergency Meal Project
In the face of the current pandemic, IU Dining, together with the Food Institute, Campus Kitchen, Food Working Group, Crimson Cupboard and other campus entities, has created an Emergency Meal Project.
|Meals are requested by 10am the previous day at this site for pick-up at Read Hall 12pm-1pm Monday through Friday (we also offer delivery).|
215 S. Westplex Avenue, Bloomington
12 – 1 p.m. & 5 – 6 p.m. 7 days/week
All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center
Offering diapers, wipes, menstrual products, and some formula for pick-up.
1014 S. Walnut Street
Beginning 3/21/2020, Duke Energy has temporarily suspended disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving late payment fees.
For updates, go to www.dukeenergyupdates.com
Evictions and Foreclosures
On 3/19/2020, the governor of the state of Indiana signed an executive order putting a block on evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic, until the state of emergency is lifted.
However, the renters and property owners unable to submit their regular monthly payments during this time will still be responsible for making these payments when the emergency is over.
Indiana Legal Services, Inc
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income residents throughout the state of Indiana.
Vectren has temporarily suspended natural gas services disconnections for nonpayment.
City of Bloomington Utilities (Water & Sanitation Services)
For health considerations, CBU has temporarily suspended water shut-offs on delinquent accounts.
However, if customers are having difficulties paying, please call 812-349-3930 to discuss what to do to avoid building up a large balance that will be hard to pay off later.
You can pay your CBU bill by debit or credit card by over the phone by calling 812-349-3930, or pay online at esuite.bloomington.in.gov, or pay by check or money order by attaching your payment to the top portion of you CBU bill and mailing it or dropping it off at the drop box at 600 E. Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401.