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Phone: 317-464-2030
10 West Market St.
Suite 1990

Indiana 46204

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Target demographics: We serve children that are the poorest of the poor in 6 countries around the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 3000

Geographic areas served: Mexico, India, South Africa, Venezuela, USA

Programs: The cornerstone of Christel House is its commitment to providing high quality K-12 academic programming and supporting its graduates as they pursue opportunities for higher education and/or vocational training.  In 2008, Christel House served 2,433 with an extended  school year of over 200 days and an extended school day of over eight hours.  Nearly 72% of students performed at or above grade level in Mathematics and nearly 76% of students performed at or above grade level in Language Arts.  The 2008 graduation rate was 86.6% and 95% of graduates participated in the Work-Study program (i.e. higher education and/or vocational training).

Christel House helps children around the world break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
With the combination of healthcare, nutrition, education and a loving environment, our students are graduating, breaking out of poverty and going on to work study positions and into colleges and universities.

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I started a monthly contribution to Christel House after reading their mission statement on Charity Navigator. I visited the school in Indianapolis and was very impressed with the school and the students. Each class has a designated greeter for the day who looked each of us in the eye. shook our ... more »
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I saw lives being transformed forever at Christel House South Africa. Poverty creates despair, dependency, and wasted human potential. Interacting with students, families and teachers allowed me to see how the work being done at Christel House South Africa is counteracting the damaging effects of ... more »
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My husband and I have visited Christel House schools in Indianapolis, Mexico City and India. In all cases it was a humbling experience to see how children from the poorest of circumstances are helped by education, nutritional and medical care that otherwise would not possible. To witness ... more »
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