Katie's House

A Home Built on Love

For Young Adults with Developmental or Physical Disabilities

P.O. BOX 96 Newton, NJ 07860
973-948-4737     973-943-6653     973-383-3221     Email: Evelyn@KatiesHouse.org


Evelyn Dudziec Bio

Evelyn Dudziec, Founder and Executive Director

Katie's House, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides housing and services to people with intellectual disabilities.

Evelyn worked in the non-profit field since 1981, when she founded Healing the Children Midlantic (now Healing the Children New Jersey) providing free medical care to 33,000 American and Foreign Children. She served as Executive Director for 26 years and retired from HTC in 2007 to put all her energy into developing KH.

Board Member

Maternal Child Health Consortium of Northern NJ - 2 years
SCARC Guardianship Services - 3 years.
Healing the Children Midlantic - 1 year to help with transition after my retirement

Honors and Awards

  • Citizen of the Year - Veterans Of Foreign Wars (1984)
  • William F. Johnson Award - St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center (1991)
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award - NJ Council of Columbiettes (1993)
  • Imagine Award - Contributions to the Latino Community (1994)
  • Humanitarian Award - Roberta Chiaviello Ferguson - First Cathedral Honors St. John the Baptist-RC Diocese of Paterson (1998).
  • Russ Berry Award - Making a Difference (2003)
  • The Governor's Jefferson Award for Lifetime Service (2012)
  • Life With Joy - Mentor of the Year (2018)

Featured on:

  • Ch 4 Local Heroes
  • Ch 5 Unsung Heroes
  • Ch 7 Good Day America
  • Ch 9 NJ People

Evelyn and Conrad have five children adopted and biological.