Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Gary, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, and the Diocese of Gary have teamed up to develop Tabor House, a home for a low-income family ready for taking a giant step toward self-sufficiency.Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is leading the construction process, which has an estimated completion date of February 2018. Tabor House is managed by Catholic Charities and its staff who will provide supportive and encouraging services to family members living in this home.Housing is often the greatest barrier to moving out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. The opportunity Tabor House presents is temporarily alleviating the burden of poverty for a family, so they can move towards self-sufficiency through stable employment, healthier family dynamics, and more attention to education.
Father Mark, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, and the Trustees of Catholic Charities joined Bishop Donald J. Hying and many major donors on January 8 for a special blessing of our new Women’s Care Center located at 8500 Broadway in Merrillville.Prior to blessing the new Center, Bishop Hying addressed those in attendance, thanking them for their generous contributions that allowed Catholic Charities’ to open the new location, one that will help women experiencing a crisis pregnancy choose life for their babies through a counseling program empathizing self-worth and compassion. The new Center will also surround these women with all the essential resources they need by providing free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, as well as parenting, self-sufficiency, prenatal, abstinence, and adoption education classes.Guests also had the opportunity to take a tour of the new Center and visit with Bishop Hying, Father Mark, and our Board of Trustees.Click here to make a donation to our Women’s Care Centers.
“Hi – my name is Winston. Before I came to Catholic Charities and the Gateway Supportive Housing Program, I was homeless and it was very rough on me. Catholic Charities has brought me new life, has provided me a place to lay my head. I’m happy here in my apartment. I have no problems. I can sleep now at night in comfort, I can cook, I can take a shower. It’s given me a foundation for myself – the rest is on me to work on.”
Catholic Charities is a non-profit agency that provides and advocates for the physical, emotional, and social needs of the poor and vulnerable in the four counties of the Diocese of Gary – Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke. The thousands of clients we serve depend on the support and generosity of our tremendous donors who actively participate in our mission of providing help and creating hope to those in need. For more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve throughout your community, please click below!