Winter Warming Station & Annex Offer Shelter During COVID
A Journey of Compassion & Adaptability
No one in our community should have to spend the night outdoors in the harsh weather of the winter months — especially during a global pandemic. LUM Winter Warming Station, located in the LUM Office building, was open from midnight to 7 a.m. and allowed individuals to be in a safe indoor warm space.
Serving individuals experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 takes detailed planning and additional staffing. When the local day shelter has to lockdown because of a “positive COVID-19” tested individual, LUM collaborates with other local agencies to offer shelter for new individuals.
The LUM Winter Warming Station became the place for these individuals at night, and “the Annex Day Shelter,” a new temporary day shelter was the place during the daytime hours. Thanks to the Quick Response Team for staffing the Annex and to First Baptist Church (Lafayette, IN) for providing the space.
LUM prevails despite all of the many challenges presented by the harsh weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to each volunteer as well as the families, groups, individuals and churches who provided meals for the Emergency Shelter, Winter Warming Station & Annex.