Our Mission

The mission of the Shalom Community Center is to aid and empower people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Read more about our vision and values…

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About Shalom

Shalom Community Center  is the only safe, daytime resource center in Monroe County for people who are living in poverty and experiencing its ultimate expressions: hunger, homelessness, and a lack of access to basic life necessities.

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Support Our Work

Looking for ways to contribute to Shalom? 


In addition to our numerous volunteer opportunities, we accept both monetary gifts and in-kind donations.

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Money matters when fighting homelessness and poverty!

Recent Blog Posts

Reaching the Most Vulnerable – Thoughts on Low Barrier Services

I was recently interviewed about our low barrier approach to services and thoughts the...

IU Fraternity Raises Donations and Awareness for Shalom

On Oct. 22, the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi held a “Change for the...

Veteran Homelessness

  “We’ve proven we can reduce veteran homelessness. Now, let’s end it” –...

As Told by Me: Michale Williams’ Story of Success

Tell us your story. I wasn’t homeless to start out, so I didn’t know Bloomington had...

They Aren’t Who You Think They Are

“Cuz these people aren’t who you think they are…”    Homeless individuals...

Why We Do It: A Shalom Story of Success

“If Shalom was not here, [we] would still be homeless because it was the only place to...

The World Is Your Living Room

Joel Rekas, the previous Executive Director of the Shalom Center, used to say,...