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"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is!"

- Mark Twain


Want to help out with our programs?

Voluntees help Youth with reading,  children’s choir, and tutoring.
Interested in volunteering?


Looking to sign up?

We provide enrichment activities at our bimonthly meetings.
Come join us, 


Keep our network running!

Cry of the Children accepts several types of donations to help the families we serve, including monetary contributions, food, clothes, and more.
Find out how you can help:

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

- Booker T. Washington

Who We Are

In 1995 our program was formed and we had met our first person affected by the Cry of the Children, Shakay Norris. After that, we grew from a simple STEP dance team into so much more. Cry of the Children Inc is now a fully-fledged non-profit that works in the Bloomington Community to help those in need and provide new opportunities for children who need them.

five women smiling together

“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”

- Carol Moseley-Braun

What We Do

In collaboration with local community organizations, schools, and parents, Cry of the Children seeks to help youth obtain the tools they need to build and maintain successful relationships with parents, teachers, and the larger community of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

“My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.”

- Andrew Young


"Mrs. Boddie has a unique way of expressing herself when you talk to her about something that has really affected her"


LaTonya was in high school where there was a lack of structure and a place to express herself. One day during her high school career, LaTonya joined the group with her best friend that invited her to Cry of the Children. It was here that LaTonya gained skills that she will use for the rest of her life and grow as a person. One skill that Dellsie portrayed to LaTonya that remains with her is, “To always be a woman of my word.” It’s a small thing but Dellsie showed the power to grow and become a young woman, and what that represents. ” After graduating, LaTonya developed her own nonprofit organization to pay it forward to other young ladies and it’s all because of Dellsie and the work of Cry of the Children.

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