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

2nd September 2014
Welcome Back! Clubs are open for Fall Program!

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East Chicago Katherine House Events

31st July 2014
Great Futures Launch!

The Boys & Girls Clubs Movement is coming together to launch a historical moment in the organization. On July 31st, at Grand Central Station in New York, Boys & Girls Clubs of America will issue a national call-to-action on the challenges facing our kids and draw national attention to the critical importance of the out-of-school time hours.

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!


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