Address
2009 E. 138TH St.
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 398-1344

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
Summer Program Hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Summer Day Camp Hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

   East Chicago Katherine House

 



The East Chicago Boys’ Club was the third unit added to the Steel City Boys’ Clubs.  In 1973, due in large part to the efforts of Lowell Robertson – founder of the East Chicago Katherine House, the East Chicago Boys Club and the Katherine House merged to form the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club.  As a condition of the merger, girls were accepted as Club members.  Upon completion of the merger, the Club moved into the then 52 year old Katherine House building located at 3801 Deodar Street in East Chicago’s harbor area.  The Katherine House, as it was known, had a rich history in East Chicago.  Baptist Church members built it in 1919 as a youth center.

After operating Club programs in the Katherine House for 15 years, Joe Lehr who was Executive Director at the time kicked off a capital campaign in 1988 to build a new and much needed facility.  Mayor Robert Pastrick and William Riley were named Honorary Co-Chairs of the campaign, and a dream team campaign committee was formed including James Knight, Dr. Sandra Martinez, George Weems, and Judge Del Marae Williams.  Due to their efforts, a new East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club was built and opened its doors in 1991.  Today, the Club stands at 2009 East 138th Street – directly across the street from the old Katherine House, which is now 83 years old.



East Chicago Katherine House news


25th October 2014
Annual Free Throw Marathon

  Sign up today to for the East Chicago Katherine House Free Throw Marathon! Prizes will be aw.........

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East Chicago Katherine House Events


25th October 2014
Free Throw Marathon

East Chicago Katherine House Board of Managers Presents their Annual Free Throw Marathon!

24th October 2014
Annual Fine Arts Exhibit Reception and Show

At Southlake Mall in Merrillville Club kids display there art for everyone to enjoy! October 24-26 (loser level by Borders Books)

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