Our History

Providing crisis intervention services since 1971.

Who We Are & 
How We’ve Grown

Middle Way House incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1971 to provide crisis intervention services to the people of Bloomington. For the next decade, the agency operated as a volunteer organization, responding to needs in the community as they arose.

In 1981, following the arrival of Planned Parenthood and the South Central Community Mental Health Center (now Centerstone) in Bloomington, Middle Way House refined its focus, selecting as its target population survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Today, Middle Way House provides meaningful alternatives to living with violence to hundreds of survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking each year. Further, Middle Way House touches the lives of thousands of community members annually through our educational outreach and prevention programs. We are guided by our vision to end domestic and sexual violence in the lives of all people.

50th Anniversary Timeline