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COVID-19 Updates – Impact on LUM Programs
Position Announcement
Seeking – Shelter Director

LUM has an opening for Program Director overseeing homeless services & programs including the LUM Emergency Shelter Winter Warming Station. Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.

If interested — please EmailMail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Executive Program Director ( | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN).

Type: Full time, Salary
Starting Salary: $34,646; Benefits$11,434
Hours: 37.5 hours per week including evening hours in the shelter

Shelter Security Staff & Volunteers

  • Trains, supervises & coaches staff
  • Leads monthly staff meetings
  • Keeps staff informed of changes in policies and procedures
  • Reviews Nightly Staff Reports each morning
  • Recruits & trains volunteers for overnight and to provide meals & snacks
  • Provides online sign up for volunteer shifts & meals
  • Assures that meal and morning snack are provided to shelter guests

Guest Support

  • Daily intake process: oversees process & meets with each guest
  • Provide addiction & recovery materials and resources
  • Oversees “match program” for guests who have income
  • Maintains client confidentiality & accurate client records in the LUM database


  • Shelter must be clean and orderly at all times using cleaning checklists
  • Shelter maintenance needs must be promptly reported
  • Linens: coordinates pick-up and delivery
  • Purchases: submits requests and purchases supplies as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Administers grants including applications, monthly claims and audits
  • Responsible for enforcement of disciplinary policies
  • Liaison & outreach to community, churches, and civic & community groups
  • Monthly report for the LUM Board of Directors
  • Attends LUM staff meetings


  • Master of Social Work preferred. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required, from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in program administration, staff supervision and volunteer coordination
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support LUM’s Mission Statement
LUM Camp – 1 Month Away
Sponsor a Camper

LUM Camp is a scholarship-based camp, meaning LUM only invites children whose parents are not able to pay for the $150 per child cost of camp. The campers’ parents pay only $5 per child, and generous LUM donors cover the rest. LUM Camp is one the finest overnight summer camp programs available to children anywhere.  There are so many children who are eagerly awaiting their chance to attend from July 28 – 31.

Your campership will pay for a child’s transportation, room and board, camp activities, books, supplies, and all of our career and vocational programs, in other words everything a camper will need to attend this year’s LUM Camp.

  • Sending $300 will allow two children to attend LUM Camp
  • Sending $450 will provide three camperships
  • $75 will provide half a campership

LUM Camp is one of the finest overnight summer camp programs available to children anywhere. I know of nearly 65 children waiting anxiously to attend. Would you please invest in both their long-term life skills and their short-term fun by offering them the gift of LUM Camp?

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Be a LUM Camp Counselor

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be

  • 18 years old,
  • enjoy working with children,
  • attend training on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and
  • be able to spend the entire week of camp from 11 a.m. Monday, July 27 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31

Your transportation, housing and food will be covered — and you will get a LUM Camp staff shirt and the experience of a lifetime. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers. For additional information, click HERE.

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