Nonprofit news for week of March 29

Grants for children’s gardening available to nonprofits

The George E. Archer Foundation is accepting applications for funding to support children’s gardening programs in south-central Indiana. Grants are available to schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties.

Recipients of past grants include the the Brown County YMCA.

Funding can be requested up to $1,000 for each project. Organizations interested in applying for larger grants can submit a letter of inquiry in advance. The Archer Foundation does not fund staff salaries.

For more information and application forms, visit archerfoundation.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings scheduled

Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings every weekday at several Brown County locations:

8 p.m. Monday — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds

6:30 p.m. Tuesday — Closed men’s discussion meetings, Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North

8 p.m. Tuesday — Closed literature study, The Fieldhouse, 98 W. Washington

8 p.m. Wednesday — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds

7 p.m. Thursday — Closed discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds

9:30 a.m. Friday — Open literature discussions, lower-level meeting room, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane

Open meetings are available to anyone interested in this program of recovery from alcoholism. Non-alcoholics can attend open meetings as observers.

Closed meetings are for AA members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and want to stop.

Addiction recovery support offered at church

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North, hosts weekly recovery support meetings, Battlefield For Freedom, for people struggling with addiction. For more information, call Melissa Tatman at 812-320-9838.

Free child seat inspections in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Riley Physicians, a partner with IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, is providing free child safety seat checks at the Bloomington Township Fire Department, 5081 North Old State Road 37.

There is no one certified in Brown County to do child seat checks, according to IU Health.

Call 812-333-2304 to schedule a safety check.

For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, visit in.gov/cji/2383.htm.

Women’s support group meets weekly

A women’s recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for about 90 minutes.

Child care is available. For more information, including the location, call Carrie at 812-320-1201.

Help for drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Nationwide group Narconon can help people suffering from addiction.

Narconon offers free addiction screenings, referrals and help to take steps to overcome addiction within the family. The group can be reached at 877-841-5509.

For more information on opiates, visit narconon-suncoast.org/blog/how-a-simple-drug-can-save-lives-a-guide-to-narcan-and-the-opiate-epidemic.html.

To learn more about how to conduct an intervention for a loved one, visit narconon-suncoast.org/blog/the-power-of-an-intervention.html.

Support for friends, family, survivors of suicide

FRANKLIN — From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on third Thursdays, the Hope and Renewal Support Group meets at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin. It is for friends and family of suicide victims and survivors of suicide.

For more information, call 765-585-3346 or email chrs.glmr@gmail.com.

Vaccines for uninsured available at health department

The Brown County Health Department, on the second floor of the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane, is offering all immunizations free of charge for uninsured adults.

Vaccines include tetanus, hepatitis A and B, dTap, MMR, PVC13, PPSV23, varicella and others.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the health department at 812-988-2255 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ministry provides cancer support program

GNAW BONE — Nondenominational group Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46 East, offers a program called Thriving Hope Cancer Care Ministry.

Sponsored by Our Journey of Hope from the cancer treatment centers of America, the ministry provides people touched by cancer with help and spiritual counsel specific to the needs of cancer patients, caregivers or loved ones. Leaders completed a Bible-based cancer care training program.

With questions, to get involved or to receive help, call 812-371-0247.

For more information, visit Heart of Christ Ministries on Facebook.