About St. Joseph's Carmelite Home


Carmelite Home Board of Directors

  • Chairman - Thomas Dabertin - Shared Resources Solutions, Inc.
  • Vice Chairman- Scott Yahne - Yahne Law PC
  • Secretary - Paul Mullaney - Bishop Noll Institute
  • Anthony Copeland - Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana
  • Dr. Richard Barnes - Yale Business Center, LLC
  • Janet Furman - Dyer Construction
  • Peggy Holinga Katona - Lake County Treasurer
  • Tom Gryzbek - Franciscan St Margaret Health
  • David Pastrick - Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home
  • Lou Martinez - Lake Area United Way - Retired

Our Heart for Ministry

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 CarmeliteDCJNorth.org for more information.

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


Join Our Staff

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 ALL DONATIONS SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE CARMELITE HOME

Give Back

Please Help the Children at St. Joseph's Carmelite Home. Your love, support and prayers make it happen.

DONATE

Your volunteerism is cherished. The most precious gift you give may be your time. Contact us to discuss how your talents may be best used.

VOLUNTEER

Offering Professional, Loving Care. Your love, support and prayers make it happen.

JOIN OUR STAFF

Get in Touch

The Carmelite Home will accept referrals from Indiana Department of Child Services case workers every day of the year and 24 hours a day. We open our Home whenever there is an emergency and a child needs a safe place to stay.

Contract Number: 71-08-GR-3109
License Number: 300286

To place a referral for care call one of the following numbers:

Main Number during the Day: 219-397-1085
24/7 Numbers: 219-201-1084 | 219-588-8079 | 219-614-8554

Contact Info

St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home
4840 Grasselli Ave.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Email: StJoeCarmelite@gmail.com

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