Tackling basic human needs and uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette.


There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in Youth Programs to helping out at the 44-bed emergency homeless shelter.


LUM receives most of its financial support from individual gifts, member church contributions, and donations from church & civic groups and businesses.

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LUM’s many programs serve the needs of children, families, and others in the community throughout the year.

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Welcome To LUM

Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of more than 45 Christian churches that serves as a social safety net for our community’s children and families. For more than 50 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. LUM takes an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana. LUM invites you to learn about LUM and keep up to date with the latest LUM news and developments. Welcome!

LUM Info

LUM Office 420 N 4th Street Lafayette IN 47901-2213 Phone: 765.423.2691 E-mail: lum@LUMserve.org Website: LUMserve.org LUM Emergency Shelter 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN LUM Ray Ewry Center 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN LUM Protein Food Pantry 6th Street between Ferry & North Streets, Lafayette, IN LUM Westside Food Pantry 333 Meridian Street, West Lafayette, IN Federal Tax ID number: 35-1182938
Nondiscrimination Statement – LUM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political association or belief, or union affiliation or activity, in any of its activities or operations.