LUM’s Impact in the First Half of 2021

Historic Moments & 1,400 Local Households Served

During the first six months of 2021, Lafayette Urban Ministry provided rapid help to 1,400 local households through one or more of our 16 programs — and opened a new Food Pantry in West Lafayette (see picture of the Ribbon Cutting above) and “launched” a new LUM logo. Thanks to friends like you, LUM was able to offer local families financial & food assistanceimmigration services, and shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Families were given much needed support, and children were given a safe and loving environment for remote learningafter school care and enhanced summer child care summer camp. LUM program details for the first half of 2021 are as follows:

TACKLING HUMAN NEEDS…so far in 2021:

  • Emergency Shelter for the homeless—212 individuals were provided overnight accommodations 4,018 times
  • Good Samaritan Fund$92,913 in direct cash assistance was provided to 651 households
  • ID Clinic87 individuals were served
  • Immigration Clinic60 individuals were served
  • New Opportunity Fund—individual received a grant to move into their own home
  • Protein Food Pantry & NEW Westside Food Pantry146 households served for total of 684 times, including 31 families visiting the Westside Food Pantry, which opened in May 2021
  • Tax Assistance Program (free income tax preparation for low-wage workers)—242 tax returns filed from January through April. Tax refunds and credits totaling $373,176 were returned to those households, with an average refund of $1,542 per household. The average annual adjusted gross income for those served by the program was $21,176
  • Winter Warming Station160 individuals used the Winter Warming Station for a total of 778 visits


  • 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program64 children are currently enrolled (one student is pictured)
  • After School Program60 Kindergarten through 8th grade students participated in the program during the 2020 – 2021 school year
  • LUM Camp80 children, 40 counselors and 25 program leaders will be in attendance at this overnight summer camp for children (8 to 10 years old) during the last week of July

Thank you for your continued support of the LUM mission with your donations and service as a volunteer. LUM could not provide these programs and services without you.

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