The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of more than 40 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.
Loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church’s social ministry
We invite you to learn about LUM and keep up to date with the latest LUM news and developments.
LUM Board of Directors: click HERE
LUM Member Churches: click HERE
LUM’s Mission Statement:
Poverty is the greatest thief. More than depriving a neighbor of food or shelter or warmth, it steals away hope. While other thieves may take away the past, poverty steals the future and self-respect.
The Lafayette Urban Ministry is in the business of restoring human dignity. Through voluntary efforts and contributions we give back the hope, the future, the self-respect, which all God’s people need and deserve.
Ours is a Christian ministry that welcomes congregations and people of all faiths. We give witness to God’s saving love and prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church’s social ministry.
For information on our programs and services, volunteering opportunities, making a donation, or any other questions, you may stop in during our office hours or contact us by telephone, mail, or e-mail.
Lafayette Urban Ministry
420 N 4th Street
Lafayette IN 47901-2213
LUM Office – 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-4:30 pm
LUM Emergency Shelter – 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana
Hours: Open every night. Check-in from 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
LUM Immigration Clinic – 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana
LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center – 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana
St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry – 6th Street Entrance of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 600 Ferry Street, Lafayette