I have nowhere to sleep tonight

Sources for emergency and homeless shelters

Emergency shelters help people with a place to stay when their home is not safe or has been completely taken away. Some homeless shelters are only open overnight or only in the daytime, while others have no restrictions. There are several types of shelters to accommodate many different needs, as described below.

NOTE: The list below is for emergency shelters in the community. See this page for a list of for Coordinated Entry agencies providing access to homeless support services.

adults

Adults

Some emergency shelters serve only specific populations, such as a men’s or women’s shelter. Shelters that serve women often allow children, too.

day shelter

day shelter

A day shelter can offer people experiencing homelessness meals, shower and laundry facilities, internet and computer access, and a way to stay out of inclement weather.

domestic violence shelter

domestic violence shelter

Domestic violence shelters house those experiencing intimate partner violence and other forms of domestic abuse. These shelters commonly house women and their children.

families

families

Family shelters allow men with children and two-parent families to stay.

faith-based shelter

faith-based shelter

Faith-based shelters introduce residents to their values and beliefs during their stay, such as with a short sermon.

"low-barrier" shelter

“low-barrier” shelter

Removes as many pre-conditions to entry as possible for guests.

sober shelter

sober shelter

Typically require guests to abstain from use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Also known as “high barrier.”

youth shelter

youth shelter

Teenagers and young adults connect with these shelters and often stay for extended periods of time as they receive various counseling services and prepare to transition out.

Emergency Shelter Table

LocationShelterContactTypeDetails
Lawrence County: Bedford Bedford Men’s Warming Shelter
1414 H Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 329-1118
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Emergency Shelter, Low Barrier, Men Dates: November 1st - March 31st
Hours: 5pm check in; 9am check out

Each guest is provided with an evening meal, breakfast, sack lunch, hygiene products, clothing, shoes, gloves, hat, shower facility, laundry facility, and a bed.
Monroe County: Bloomington Wheeler Mission Center for Women and Children
400 South Opportunity Lane
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-4047
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Adults, Faith-Based Overnight shelter for women and children. No appointment necessary. Open: M-F, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Monroe County: Bloomington Winter Contingency Program at Wheeler Mission
400 South Opportunity Lane
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-4047
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Adults, Faith-Based, Families Serves all ages. Overnight shelter and meals from November 1 through March 31.
Open: M-F, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Monroe County: Bloomington Shalom Center – (Beacon)
620 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 334-5728
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Day Shelter, Low Barrier Open Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Services include meals, showers, laundry, storage, resource center, and caseworkers.
Morgan County: Martinsville Wellspring Shelter
301 W Harrison
Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-6661
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Families, Men, Women WellSpring operates a nine-unit emergency shelter with efficiency or one-bedroom apartments for stays of up to 30 days.
Services include laundry facilities, life coaching, computer lab, and on-site food pantry.
Lawrence County: Bedford Becky’s Place Shelter
1108 5th St
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-5773
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Sober Shelter, Women and Children Services include meals, case management, life skills, support services, counseling, and educational resources.
Maximum length of stay is 90 days
May take out of county clients
Monroe County: Bloomington Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County – Binkley House Youth Shelter
615 S Adams St
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 349-2507
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Youth The Youth Services Bureau operates crisis counseling services and Safe Place of Monroe, Greene, and Owen Counties, a community-wide outreach service for runaways and at-risk youth in crisis situations. Ages 10-17 - Shelter: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Monroe County: Bloomington New Wings Emergency Shelter – Middle Way House
338 S Washington St
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 336-0846
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Domestic Violence 24 Hour Crisis Line - Free Services for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Eligibility for residents of the following counties: Monroe County, Greene County, Lawrence County, Martin County, Morgan County, and Owen County.
Monroe County: Bloomington New Hope Family Shelter
1136 S Morton St
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 334-9840
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Families Temporary emergency shelter for homeless families (one or more adults with custody of one or more minor dependents) and access to housing resource

Serving Bloomington/Monroe County, as well as Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, and Owen Counties.
Monroe County: Bloomington Wheeler Mission Center for Men
215 S Westplex Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 333-1905
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Faith-Based, Men Overnight Men Shelter (no children) - No appointment necessary.
Monroe County: Bloomington Friend’s Place (Beacon)
919 S Rogers St
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 332-1444
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Men, Sober Shelter, Women Priority for Monroe County residents.
Men/Women's Shelter (no children). 
The only year-round, nonreligious, emergency shelter for adults (age 18+) in the region. 
Arrive at 5:15pm for an available bed.