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.
The Mission of Amethyst House is to provide a foundation for sober living by partnering with individuals, families, and communities impacted by addictions and substance abuse issues, offering quality recovery services and guidance for clean, sober, and 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.
Click below for more information on our services.
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.
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Iris DeMent Benefit Concert
Amethyst House will be hosting its 6th Annual Benefit Concert featuring Iris DeMent on Friday, November 9th, at 8pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater!
Tickets are available at the BCT Box Office.
For more information on tickets and potential sponsorship, see the Concert Page.
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United Way Talent Show
Join us in supporting United Way of Monroe County at their upcoming Talent Show on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 7pm! Our own Sandy Washburn will be performing stand-up titled "United: My Way." Don't miss it!
Tickets are available at the BCT Box Office.
We have been awarded 10,155 Credits.
Call 812-336-3570 and ask for Gina to reserve your credits.
NAP Form & Instructions
Mail completed form to P.O. Box 11, Bloomington, IN 47402.
- NAP credits are clearly the most effective way to (1) assure that your donations are applied to a cause you want to support and (2) significantly reduce your state and federal tax obligations. For every $100 you donate to Amethyst House, you will receive a $50 credit on your state taxes and the entire amount is deductible on your federal taxes.
Journal of Poverty Article
Read this incredible article, written by our own Outpatient Counselor Amanda Adhami, on barriers to group intervention completion for those living in poverty.
Review our 2017 Annual Report
Review our Strategic Plan
Audited Financial Statements & Annual 990s are available for review upon request
Contact us at 812-336-3570 ext 203
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).