St. Michael eighth-graders Emily Tonkovich, right, and Maeve Companik stack wrapped shoes as part of their Team LEAD service project.
EAST CHICAGO | On the wall of the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home hangs a photo from 1913. It shows some of the first children admitted to the organization, standing on the porch of one of its original frame houses on Grasselli Avenue.
EAST CHICAGO | Three residents who work to create a shared vision of a united and healthy urban community on Thursday were named Pillars of the Community.
EAST CHICAGO | St. Catherine Hospital is hosting a fundraising Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am in the POB Conference Room, 4321 Fir Street , East Chicago, IN. There will be a breakfast, games, prizes and a photo with Santa. Admission is $5 per chil…
CARSTAR stores of Northwest Indiana invite golfers to help them grant the wishes of children in Northwest Indiana by participating and or sponsoring their seventh annual Make-A-Wish Golf Outing. The event is set for Aug. 8 at Youche Country Club, 2301 W. 129th Place, Crown Point.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Central High School's new chapter of Skills USA (Food Management & Nutrition Division) recently completed a year-long service project supporting the residents of the Carmelite Home in East Chicago.
HAMMOND | "From One Mother to Another," a rummage sale for charity, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. Casimir School gym, 4340 Johnson Ave.
MUNSTER | Franciscan Physicians Hospital held a series of fundraising luncheons for a month recently to benefit St. Joseph's Carmelite Home in East Chicago.
White's Residential and Family Services has been awarded a grant from a local foundation that will allow the agency to begin a program series Jan. 23 to assist area fathers with parenting skills.
Crete, Ill. - The employees of St. James Manor & Villas, 1251 E. Richton Rd., have donated $4,909.57 and a multitude of children's toys to St. Joseph's Carmelite Home, 4840 Grasselli St. in East Chicago, through their annual Hope for the Holidays fundraiser.
EAST CHICAGO | Jessica Decker was 10 years old, cooking macaroni and cheese for herself and her three siblings, when Highland police removed them from their mother's care.
The Diocese of Gary will take a special collection Sunday to help an embattled East Chicago organization that helps children in need.
Sister Maria Perez, of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, works with a child at the Carmelite Home in East Chicago.
Kathryn Davidson, a former resident of the Carmelite Home in East Chicago and current employee, poses for a portrait in a girls room at the home.
A statue decorates the entrance of the convent at the Carmelite Home in East Chicago.
Danyele Brunson, a former resident of the Carmelite Home in East Chicago, said she "was able to grow up and feel safe" at the home. "No one was going to hurt me."
Jessica Decker, a former resident of Carmelite Home, poses for a portrait in the chapel of the youth group home in East Chicago. "If not for the sisters, I don't know what my life would be right now," she said.
Sister Helena Marie, of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, prays in the chapel at the Carmelite Home in East Chicago.
Michelle, a former resident of the Carmelite Home in East Chicago, poses for a portrait at the home. She said of her first trip to the home: "I walked into heaven. Immediately, all my fears went away."
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