Success Story
Julie* was a 20-year-old trauma victim who was abused as a child and adolescent. She moved away from home at 18 to start school in Bloomington. She had no social, emotional, or financial support from her family and came to Catholic Charities Bloomington for therapy and direction. Julie’s trauma history kept her in hyper vigilance and, at times, frozen, which caused her to be in a rut. She participated in individual therapy and trauma informed care including EMDR. These treatments helped Julie to process her trauma and maintain a job while in school. She feels more in touch with who she is and her true self which had been buried under layers of trauma for many years. Julie will graduate from college this spring and plans to a move to a new state to start her career as an educator.

*Name changed for privacy.
Catholic Charities Bloomington Update
January was a record-breaking month with Catholic Charities Bloomington staff providing 815 sessions. Therapists are committed to keeping their schedules full to assist people in need. Catholic Charities Bloomington is currently treating 14 Fairview Elementary students virtually. We have found that the parents are more engaged in their child’s treatment with telehealth. Catholic Charities Bloomington has enrolled 11 clients in the Nonprofit Care Program from 7 different non-profit agencies. This program is open to all non-profit agencies in the Systems of Care for Bloomington and Monroe County.
Archdiocese of Indianapolis Legacy Gala
Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Virtual
Details: The first annual Archdiocese of Indianapolis Legacy Gala benefitting Catholic Charities, Catholic Schools and Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary. For more information or to sponsor this event click here.

Catholic Charities Bloomington Annual Benefit
Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: Noon
Location: Catholic Charities Bloomington Facebook Page
Details: The Catholic Charities Bloomington virtual annual benefit will celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month and share the impact they have in helping people achieve mental health recovery. It will also feature an update from Clinical Director, O’Connell Case on the state of the counseling program and how they have adapted to meet the needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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3. Search for "Catholic Charities Bloomington" or enter CL196.
4. Click "enroll".