Mission Statement

Lafayette Urban Ministry

2015-01-22 JesusPlaque 001 (2) (419x640)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.

No LUM Program applicant shall suffer discrimination due to his/her/their race, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, political association or belief, or union affiliation or activity.