Amethyst House, Inc.
is a Bloomington, IN based not-for-profit United Way agency that provides residential and outpatient services for people with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling issues. We offer additional outpatient services in Evansville, Indiana through Counseling for Change.
Amethyst House provides a foundation for recovery by partnering with individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance-use disorders, offering high-quality residential and outpatient treatment services and guidance for healthy living.
Our Vision is to promote a world where recovery services are accessible to all, the stigma of addiction is eliminated, and life-long recovery is a reality.
We conduct our business in a way that reflects:
In May 2018, Amethyst House received a renewed three-year accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for addictions community housing and adult outpatient treatment. Amethyst House is certified by The Division of Mental Health and Addictions and is an approved provider for the Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program.
We offer preferential admission for pregnant women and IV drug users.
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In mythology, the rich, purple, semi-precious amethyst stone was called "Without Intoxication". The Greeks believed the stone would prevent people from getting intoxicated.
Today, the stone is popular to people recovering and healing from addictions.
History: Amethyst House was founded in August of 1980 as "Ray of Love." The founders were a group of concerned recovering community members that were aware of the need for safe housing for individuals beginning the recovery process from alcohol and other drugs. The name was changed to Amethyst House, Inc. in 1989. Outpatient Services were added in 2000 in Bloomington and in 2001 in Evansville, IN. The Evansville location closed in the end of February, 2012, but Amethyst continues to provide services in the community through Counseling For Change, located at 1133 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714 (phone: 812-491-2615).
Review our 2017 Annual Report
Review our Strategic Plan
Audited Financial Statements & 990s are available for review upon request
Contact us at 812-336-3570 ext 203
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Help us paint the Women's House!
Since opening the Women’s House in 2000, Amethyst has provided a safe place for hundreds of women beginning or continuing their recovery. At this residence, we are also able to house women with their children, a unique option that most residential centers cannot offer. With room for up to 14 women and 4 children, Amethyst offers an affordable option for sober, supportive communal living with individualized treatment planning.
The house has needed painting for some time while other essential maintenance and repairs have been prioritized. We were able to get one side painted last year and if the rest of the house isn’t painted soon, the wood siding will incur damage.
Please donate to help us paint the Amethyst Women’s House. No amount is too small. Your ongoing backing and support are truly appreciated.
Let's Paint! (99pledges.com)
Thanks to all who joined Amethyst House's FREE Virtual Fundraising Concert on Saturday, October 24th!
If you missed the event or want to watch these performances again, visit our Facebook page or YouTube page listed below!
By donating to Amethyst House, you support:
Thank you to Beta Sigma Psi for hosting the second annual Dodging Addiction dodgeball tournament for Amethyst House! On Friday, April 5th, IU students from across campus took part in a day of fun, fundraising, and spreading awareness about addiction in our community. This year they surpassed their fundraising goal and raised $12,866.91 for Amethyst House!
Kroger Community Rewards
If you have a Kroger Plus card, be sure to set Amethyst House as your charity through Kroger Community Rewards! Every time you shop with your card, Kroger donates a percentage of your total to Amethyst House, so you help us raise money at no cost to you!
If you have already set Amethyst House as your charity, thank you! We also encourage that you check to be sure your charity of choice has not been reset by checking here.
Through Amazon Smile, Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of qualified products to Amethyst House.
Simply visit smile.amazon.com and designate Amethyst House as your charitable organization!