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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Make an Impact

In the battle against hunger, homelessness, and poverty, there are many ways YOU can make an impact by supporting the work of the Shalom Community Center, including financial giftsvolunteering, and donating much needed items.

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Money matters when fighting homelessness and poverty!

Recent Blog Posts

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Should You Give Money to People Who Are Panhandling?

People often ask me, “Should I give money to people who are panhandling?” The urge to...

Everyone’s Story Matters

IU Journalism students working on semester-long storytelling project for Shalom Since...

Community Mourns the Passing of Those Who Have Experienced Homelessness

On December 22nd at the First United Church, members of the Bloomington community...

The Heart-stirring Power of Partnership

Last winter, I came across a man at the eastside Barnes & Noble’s. Matted hair,...

Access for the Deserving (and Undeserving)

This piece was written by one of our newest Board members, Ross Martinie Eiler. Ross is...

Reaching the Most Vulnerable – Thoughts on Low Barrier Services

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

Off the Streets: Our 2020 Vision to Combat Homelessness

On November 6, we announced our 2020 strategic plan to tackle homelessness in...