Stone Belt Arc, Inc.

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Human Services

Location: 2815 E 10th St Bloomington IN 47408 USA

Mission: Stone Belt is located in Bloomington, IN, and for more than forty years we have provided services to people with developmental disabilities throughout south central Indiana.

Established in 1958 in a church basement by a group of families, Stone Belt strives for every individual with a developmental disability to become an active member of the community through community employment and community living.

We annually serve more than 1700 children and adults through early intervention services, group homes, assisted living care, work and life skills education, as well as job placement within the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a university educator in nonprofit management and experienced board member, I came to the Stone Belt Arc board with high expectations. The board takes its fiduciary duties very seriously; we meet all of the governance standards of multiple accrediting agencies. Board meetings are open to the public and "transparency" is written into the bylaws. The staff have long tenures within the organization and the senior staff, in fact, are considered experts in the field statewide. While every organization can become even better -- and Stone Belt is no exception here -- my gifts of time, money and expertise have always been used appropriately and carefully.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Stone Belt is a great place for people who have intellectual disabilities. It offers Day Program resources, a workshop for clients to work for a local pharmaceutical company, job coaches, residential facilities and individual home assistance. Staffing ranges from dealing with the intellectual disabilities and other aspects, such as mental health, counseling, physical disabilities, special diets, etc. Those who work for Stone Belt have huge hearts and love what they do. Each day is different and though some days can be a struggle, it makes it all worth it when a client hugs you and smiles, and says "you're a very wonderful person."

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

everyday life. Monday through Friday my time is devoted to Stone Belt, and more if they need me. My clients are like extended family to me. Every smile I receive makes it worth the tougher times.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm not sure. I haven't worked for the company too long, but if I could make overall changes, I would want more recognition for places like this, and hope that the government would quit cutting the funding for places such as this.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member and parent, I know Stone Belt provides critically-important services to our most vulnerable citizens. For over 50 years, Stone Belt has treated people with developmental disabilities as individuals. With approximately 20,000 families on the waiting list for Medicaid services in Indiana, it is a relief that our family is fortunate enough to receive such high-quality services.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Day services, vocational support, behavioral services, psychiatry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more people to support Stone Belt financially.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Personal referral when we moved to Indiana.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Absorbing state cuts to reimbursement rates.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Finding non-governmental funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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