About Habitat for Humanity


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Our Local Chapter

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana was formed in July 1986. As of January 1, 2013, there are over 57 Habitat homes located in Lake County, Indiana. Building on donated land, with donated funds and constructed with volunteer labor, our mission is to provide affordable housing opportunities to those in need.

The ReStore opened in March 2005 at 6114 W. Ridge Road in Gary and will help to make the above and future building projects possible. There are currently Habitat ReStores throughout the United States. A Habitat ReStore is a retail outlet recycling overstocked, discontinued, new and used building materials, appliances and gently used home furnishings donated by manufacturers, store contractors and individuals. These donated items are sold at a fraction of normal prices to the public. All revenue from sales goes to the local affiliate in support of its building program.

Board of Directors

  • PRESIDENT – Robert Johnson
  • VICE PRESIDENT – Daniel Rohaley
  • TREASURER – Lee Anderson
  • SECRETARY – Dave Baker
  • Chris Bengston
  • Bernie Carter
  • Rosanna Fowler
  • Keith Bruxvoort
  • Scott May
  • Mary Morstadt
  •  Theresa Mudd
  • Ann Wolter
  • Joe Wszolek
  • Paula Broutman


  • Daniel M. Klein, Executive Director
  • Dawn Michaels, Director of Development and Community Relations
  • Penny Triezenberg, Family Services Coordinator
  • Kris Wilkens – Accounting
  • Kim DeRisi, ReStore Manager – Griffith
  • Dan Walsh, Receiving Manager, ReStore – Griffith
  • Kim DeRisi, ReStore Manager – Merrillville
  • Rick Johnson, Receiving Manager – Merrillville
  • Jim Babusiak, ReStore Procurement Director
  • Mike Poe, Construction Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Les Osborne, IT


From the Desk of:

DanKDan Klein, Executive Director

From The Desk of Dan Klein

The month of July has been busy with our Woman Build in Lowell.  I want to thank Barb Anderson and Franciscan Community for their support of this project.  It was great to see one of their employees be surrounded by her coworkers, in being assured...Read More »


Dawn Michaels, Director of Development

Women Build a Success!


Women Build a Success!

Women Build a Success!

What amazing support from everyone in the community that supported our Annual Women Build in Lowell! We are so grateful for every volunteer who worked tirelessly on this home; every lunch donation...Read More »


Penny Triezenburg, Family Services Coordinator

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Volunteer Coordinator

Are you ready to Volunteer?

Summer is coming to an end which means school will be starting soon! Need to finish your community service hours? Volunteer with us! Go to the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the page or call (219) 923-7265 ext. 316.

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