Touching the future by helping children and families today


Loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church's social ministry

Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN

(765) 423-2691


Office Hours:
M-F 8:15am-4:30pm

Homeless Shelter:
Open every night.
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Welcome to the Lafayette Urban Ministry

The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 Christian churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette's needy children and families.

For over 40 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and the self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. We take an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.

We invite you to learn about LUM and keep up to date with the latest LUM news and developments.



Update: Back to School
First Week of LUM After School Program

Classes started this week in all Indiana schools - which means the LUM After School Program has started as well.

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in afternoon kindergarten through 5th grade. ASP serves up to 54 children for three hours each school day, enabling their parents to finish their workday.

The children are transported from local elementary schools to LUM where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in religious education, crafts, music and other fun and educational activities. In addition, the group goes on numerous field trips.

The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator and an assistant. Many volunteers and several bus drivers also help. If you are interested in volunteering or need more information, call or email Cindy Haley (765-423-2691);

Our ASP Students Need a Few Things

The LUM After School Program needs the following supplies to start the school year:

Snacks, Fresh Fruit; 100% Fruit Juice
Sports Equipment; Sidewalk Chalk
Dry Erase Markers; Pencils, Glue Sticks
Facial Tissues; Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

You may also send a Cash Gift of $500, 250, $100 or $50 - click here.

The complete ASP Wish is posted online, click here.

You may also sponsor an educational, cultural and recreational enrichment trip for the children to various locations like Imagination Station, a local pool, or a holiday party. For more information, call or email Cindy Haley (765) 423-2691;

Grand Opening - LUM Immigration Clinic

Please join us for the Grand Opening of the new Lafayette Urban Ministry Immigration Clinic. Grand Opening details are as follows:
  • Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • Time: 2 -3 p.m.
  • Place: LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
The purpose of the event will be to familiarize the Lafayette community with the services provided by the clinic. There will be a brief program beginning at 2 p.m. Speakers will include the following:
  • Timothy Doherty, Bishop, Lafayette-in-Indiana Diocese
  • Jeffrey Newell, President, Tippecanoe Bar Association
  • Sisters Joan Scheller and Karen Sue Durliat, Guadalupe Center in Huntingburg
  • Pastor Zach Szmara, Director of the Immigration Clinic, Bridge Christian Church, Logansport
  • Trish Maxwell, Executive Director, Lafayette Area Reading Academy 
There will be a reception with light refreshments at the conclusion of the program.

Join Us for Hunger Hike 2014
Hunger Hike is a Community Fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally, & globally.

HH5K Run
Saturday, September 20
8 a.m. – Cumberland Park, West Lafayette

Hunger Hike 3K Walk
day, September 21
2 p.m. – Levee Plaza Lot, West Lafayette

Hike to Fight Hunger
*Donate Online
*Hunger Hike - 3K Walk Registration
*HH5K Run Registration
*Support a Team



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