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Current Needs

In addition to needed dollars, suggested perfume free, hypoallergenic/unscented items include:
  • Baby Diapers/ pull-ups (All Sizes)
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Wipes
  • Latex Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer & Wipes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toothpaste & Brushes
  • Combs, hair brushes, headbands & barrettes
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Towels & Wash Cloths
  • Baby Crib Sheets
  • Twin Sized Bed Sheet Sets
  • Underwear, T-Shirts, Pajamas & Socks (All Sizes)
  • 18 Gallon Bins with Lids
  • Gift Cards & Movie Gift Cards
All items dropped off at the Carmelite Home are best delivered to 4840 Grasselli in East Chicago at the front door between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Monday through Friday to be documented.

100% of donations supports services

About St. Joseph's Carmelite Home

Our Heart for Ministry   Photo Gallery

Mother Maria Teresa Tauscher arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1913 and purchased two frame houses on Grasselli Avenue in East Chicago. Those tiny homes were the heart of what has become the St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home of today. The sisters’ private rooms are adjacent to the children’s living quarters so that they are easily accessible.

We are part of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus Northern Province. Our ministry areas include Carmelite Home for Boys in Wauwatosa, WI, St. Joseph's Carmelite Home/Holy Innocents Center in East Chicago, IN; St. Joseph's Home in Kenosha, WI; and St. Ann's Home in Grand Rapids, MI.

Maintaining Missions Throughout the World

We possess a distinct spirit that allows us to combine our contemplative life with an active life. We strive to live a life of daily servanthood that extends the love of Jesus to those around us. Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus began in Germany in 1891; our missions are now worldwide. Visit for more information.

Cameroon (1995)
Nigeria (2002)
Austria (1911)
Croatia (1917)
Germany (1891)
Hungary (1907)
Iceland (2001)
Italy (1903)
Netherlands (1898)
Russia (2005)
Switzerland (1902)
North America
Canada (1913)
USA-Central (1920)
USA-North (1912)
USA-Southwest (1914)
South America
Brazil (1985)
Nicaragua (1947)
Venezuela (1982)

Carmelite Home Board of Directors

Thomas Daberton
Shared Resources Solutions, Inc.

Vice Chairman
Scott Yahne
Yahne Law PC

Paul Mullaney
Bishop Noll Institute

Anthony Copeland
Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana

Dr. Richard Barnes
Yale Business Center, LLC

Father John Kalicky
St. John the Baptist Church
Whiting, Indiana

Janet Furman
Dyer Construction

Paul Mullaney
Bishop Noll Institute

Peggy Holinga Katona
Lake County Treasurer

Tom Gryzbeck
Franciscan St Margaret Health

David Pastrick
Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home

Lou Martinez
Lake Area United Way,

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