Nonprofit news for week of June 28

Historical society receives $1,250 grant

INDIANAPOLIS — The Brown County Historical Society has been awarded a $1,250 grant from Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks.

The money will go toward developing a driving tour of landmarks throughout Van Buren and Jackson townships. The group will produce and publish a tour booklet with maps, illustrations, photographs and historic information about each stop.

TRIAD reports April, May activities

In April and May, TRIAD volunteers logged 304 hours, 1,499 miles and 142 home visits.

Food from Midwest Food Bank was picked up, packaged and delivered to 31 families in April and 29 families in May.

The TRIAD storage trailer, which stored medical equipment, has been sold and moved. A new shed, paid for by a grant from the Brown County Community Foundation, will be purchased and placed on property behind the Law Enforcement Center. It will house supplies, materials for monthly food delivery and a limited amount of medical equipment for loan.

Ways for TRIAD to be more in involved with clients who are veterans and surviving spouses of veterans was discussed at the May meeting.

TRIAD was represented at the May 26 morel mushroom sale to aid fundraising, and in the May 6 Spring Blossom Parade. Work began on a TRIAD cookbook to be offered as a fundraiser. The TRIAD leadership team also attended the a volunteer fair June 15. TRIAD volunteers will help staff the sheriff’s department booth at the Brown County Fair.

The annual client picnic is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Parkview Church of the Nazarene. It will include gospel music and food prepared by the sheriff’s department.

Volunteers for April and May were Andrea Baker, Roger Brewer, Karen Brock, Lois Followell, Margo Hash, Ken Keller, Priscilla Keller, Violet Miller, Barb Schade, Warren Schade, Glenda Stogsdill, Dick Young and Laura Young, with Leslie Hash in training.

TRIAD looks in on seniors, the sick and disabled. For more information, visit, call 812-988-5606 or 988-6655 ext. 2112, or write to P.O. Box 2141, Nashville, IN 47448.

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.

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

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.

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 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