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 – Gary
  • Dan Walsh, Receiving Manager, ReStore – Gary
  • Lanee Baily, ReStore Manager – New
  • Rick Johnson, Receiving Manager – New
  • Jim Babusiak, ReStore Procurement Director
  • Mike Poe, Construction Manager
  • Bridgette Simmons, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Kristin Marlow-Kellemen, A Brush with Kindness Coordinator
  • Les Osborne, IT


From the Desk of:

DanKDan Klein, Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity needs donations to continue our mission.

Many people don’t really know what Habitat for Humanity is or what we do. The answer is, we are a non-profit organization that helps people help themselves. Habitat for Humanity helps people by building homes and providing zero interest loans for their mortgage. The new home owners also...Read More »


Dawn Michaels, Director of Development

Wall Panel Builds & What can my donation do?

Wall Panel builds are great for a team donation. Details are just a click away.

Have you ever wondered how your donation is used? Just scroll down to see.


What can my donations fund?


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Penny Triezenburg, Family Services Coordinator

Congratulations to our 4 new partner families

Congratulations to our 4 new partner families that have successfully completed the 9 week Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace course! Another step closer to homeownership.  And sincere thanks to Matt and Noelle Kietzman, members of  Suncrest Christian Church for giving of their time and talents in leading this...Read More »


Bridgette Simmons, Volunteer Coordinator

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