Loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the church’s social ministry.
Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of more than 45 churches that serves as a social safety net for Great Lafayette families, children & individuals in need.
For more than 50 years, LUM has worked to give 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.
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LUM Mission Statement
Poverty is the greatest thief. More than depriving a neighbor or 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 futures, 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.
Nondiscrimination Statement – Lafayette Urban Ministry
Lafayette Urban Ministry does not and shall 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. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. LUM is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and guests.
Lafayette Urban Ministry is an equal opportunity employer. LUM will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or parental status.
Find LUM: For information on our programs and services, volunteering opportunities, making a donation, or any other questions, please explore the LUM website. You may also stop in during the LUM Office or email or call us. Contact LUM.