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

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
3:30PM - 8:00PM

   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

22nd April 2014
$10 School Physicals with Community HealthNet

  Community HealthNet will be visiting the John Will Anderson Club Tuesday, April 22 from 4 pm.........


East Chicago Katherine House Events

28th July 2014
28th Annual Golf Outing

Join us for a relaxing day of golf, food, and drink! Have the opportunity to compete for the Boys & Girls Club Cup for the best Golfers in Northwest Indiana!

9th April 2014
Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana and Buffalo Wild Wings are teaming up to make an impact in the lives of Northwest Indiana kids!


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