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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Group Homes, Human Services, Literacy

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Beth Gazley

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Jamie S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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."

Review from Guidestar

Phil M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar