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Neil Klemme Match Program Raises $8,145


LUM was excited to partner again this year with the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency, a local small business, for the annual November Match Program.

Thanks to the generosity of Neil Klemme, the Klemme Insurance team (pictured), State Farm, and all of our November donors the effort raised more than $8,145. This will give LUM a tremendous boost in the effort to support local families and children in our community with Christmas assistance.

LUM is fortunate and grateful to have this support from the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency — and YOU! Please contact Neil Klemme when you get a chance and thank him and his team.

Klemme Match – NOW through November 30

Double Your Donation – Double Your Impact

For the entire month of November, the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency of West Lafayette is offering a “$3,000 Match Donation” in support of LUM Jubilee Christmas & the financial assistance program. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families.

It’s simple — click the “Klemme Match” button from NOW until November 30, make a donation, and your donation will be match dollar for dollar. This is an exciting partnership because the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency is a local business. LUM is grateful to the entire team at the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency (pictured) for this generous support.


LUM Jubilee Christmasis Saturday, December 10 at various times at more than 26 locations. So far, more than 630 local families have signed up in support of more than 1,850 local children.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, and/or donate toys and other needed items, click the appropriate button below. 

Donation Centers open Monday, November 28 at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN & Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN


Information | Donate | Volunteer | Donate Toys & Other Needed Items |


Klemme Match – NOW through November 30

Double Your Donation – Double Your Impact

For the entire month of November, the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency of West Lafayette is offering a “$3,000 Match Donation” in support of LUM Jubilee Christmas & the financial assistance program. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families thanks to the generosity of Neil Klemme Insurance Agency.

It’s simple — click the “Klemme Match” button from NOW until November 30, make a donation, and the Neil Klemme Insurance Agency will match donations up to $3,000. This is an exciting partnership because Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency is a local business. LUM is fortunate and grateful to have this support from Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency.


LUM Jubilee Christmas is Saturday, December 10 at various times at more than 26 locations. So far, more than 630 local families have signed up in support of more than 1,850 local children.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, and/or donate toys and other needed items, click the appropriate button below. 

Donation Centers open Monday, November 28 at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN & Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN


Information | Donate | Volunteer | Donate Toys & Other Needed Items |


Happy 50th Anniversary, LUM!


1972-2022 | Incorporated in October of 1972

Last night at an informal party with cake & ice cream, LUM friends, board members & staff celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of Lafayette Urban Ministry in October of 1972.

Everyone in attendance was full of joy and gratitude. Gratitude for the impact that LUM has had with families, individuals and children, and joy for the bright future ahead (and joy for the cake & ice cream, too). To view more 50th Anniversary Party photos, click HERE. Cheers for the next half century of doing good work for good people.

If you are not able to attend, consider celebrating the LUM 50th Anniversary by making a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund — and help us raise $50,000 or $1,000 for each of the 50 years of service to Greater Lafayette.

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis – and is not used for any administrative expenses. No operating expenses are taken out of the Good Samaritan Fund — 100% of all donations go to help those in need.

The LUM 50 Anniversary has also been a year-long fundraiser for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis. The goal was to raise one-thousand dollars for each of the 50 years – or $50,000 for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. As of today, 90% or $45,172 has been raised toward the $50,000 goal

  • No operating expenses are taken out of the Good Samaritan Fund100% of all donations go to help those in need. 
  • In 2021, the Good Samaritan Fund helped 1,309 families; 2,018 times; and distributed $196,198
  • So far in 2022, the LUM Financial Assistance Program assisted 1,205 households, 1,374 times disbursing $119,424 of assistance from the LUM Good Samaritan Fund for emergency requests for housing, utility and health-care expenses.

If you are not able to attend, consider celebrating the LUM 50th Anniversary by making a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.



Tackling basic human needs &
Uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette
.”



LUM Board & Staff – Sharpening Their Skills


LUM Leadership Participate in Governance Series

Since February, several LUM board & staff members have been participating in the Eberle Nonprofit Board Governance Series. The Eberle Series is a seven-session educational program that focuses on nonprofit essentials including board-staff relations, fundraising and strategic planning.

Participating from LUM are (pictured L to R) Deb Parent, board vice president; Chuck Anderson, board president; Pablo Malavenda, executive program director; Nina Morgan, board personnel committee chair; Wes Tillett, executive director; and the Rev. Dr. Gladys Nwabah, board program, planning & evaluation committee chair. Next month at the final Eberle Series workshop, each LUM participant will be awarded the “Leader with Purpose” certificate.

Thanks to North Central Health Services, The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette and United Way for presenting this series.

50th Anniversary Party

Lafayette, IN – Join us for the LUM 50th Anniversary Party and help us honor the legacy of Lafayette Urban Ministry. LUM was incorporated this week in 1972 – and the reason for this party. Come be a part of the celebration! It will be an informal event with cake, ice cream & good company. The details are as follows:

  • LUM 50th Anniversary Party 
  • THIS Wednesday, October 19  |  6 – 7 p.m.
  • LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • Free | No RSVP Needed

In 1972, the seed was planted and has been growing and thriving for 50 years. Today LUM is a strong, dependable and sometimes taken-for-granted, living ministry serving the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. The 50th Anniversary Party will wind-down a yearlong celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of LUM becoming a recognized nonprofit in October of 1972. The program will be hosted by LUM executive director, Wes Tillett, and in attendance will be members of the LUM Board of Directors and staff. 

The LUM 50 Anniversary has also been a year-long fundraiser for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis. The goal was to raise one-thousand dollars for each of the 50 years – or $50,000 for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. As of today, 90% or $45,172 has been raised toward the $50,000 goal

  • No operating expenses are taken out of the Good Samaritan Fund100% of all donations go to help those in need. 
  • In 2021, the Good Samaritan Fund helped 1,309 families; 2,018 times; and distributed $196,198
  • So far in 2022, the LUM Financial Assistance Program assisted 1,205 households, 1,374 times disbursing $119,424 of assistance from the LUM Good Samaritan Fund for emergency requests for housing, utility and health-care expenses.

If you are not able to attend, consider celebrating the LUM 50th Anniversary by making a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.



Tackling basic human needs &
Uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette
.”



More Information – LUM 50th Anniversary:


The LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration kicks off a yearlong series of events commemorating LUM becoming a recognized nonprofit in 1972. If you are not able to attend this event, you still have an opportunity to invest in the next 50 years of Lafayette Urban Ministry in its quest to “tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette.” One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, which provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis. To make a 50th anniversary donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, click the button below, go to LUMserve.org/50th-anniversary or call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org).


In 1972, a small group of dedicated individuals successfully incorporated a new social services agency in Tippecanoe County — Lafayette Urban Ministry. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us to honor the leadership, shareholders, programs & services, and impact of Lafayette Urban Ministry for the last half-century.


Tackling Basic Human Needs &
Uplifting the People of Great Lafayette


LUM also invites you to be a part of the vision for the next 50 years, which will include an in-depth and strategic look at the sustainable future for Lafayette Urban Ministry as a valuable asset to the people, families, and children in our community for generations to come.

50th Anniversary Party

You are invited to the LUM 50th Anniversary Party on the actual anniversary of the incorporation of Lafayette Urban Ministry in October of 1972. Join us for cake, ice cream and a gathering honoring the past and looking with excitement toward the future. Here are the party details:

  • Wednesday, October 19  |  6 – 7 p.m.
  • LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN

In 1972, the seed was planted and has been growing and thriving for 50 years. Today LUM is a strong, dependable and sometimes taken-for-granted, living ministry serving the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

LUM has been honoring the 50th Anniversary since the celebration in April, but there will be a LUM 50th Anniversary Party on the actual anniversary of the incorporation of Lafayette Urban Ministry in October of 1972. Join us to honor the leadership, shareholders, programs, services, and impact of Lafayette Urban Ministry for the last half-century.

If you are not able to attend, consider celebrating the LUM 50th Anniversary by making a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.

Tackling basic human needs &
Uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette
.”



More Information – LUM 50th Anniversary:


The LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration kicks off a yearlong series of events commemorating LUM becoming a recognized nonprofit in 1972. If you are not able to attend this event, you still have an opportunity to invest in the next 50 years of Lafayette Urban Ministry in its quest to “tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette.” One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, which provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis. To make a 50th anniversary donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, click the button below, go to LUMserve.org/50th-anniversary or call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org).


In 1972, a small group of dedicated individuals successfully incorporated a new social services agency in Tippecanoe County — Lafayette Urban Ministry. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us to honor the leadership, shareholders, programs & services, and impact of Lafayette Urban Ministry for the last half-century.


Tackling Basic Human Needs &
Uplifting the People of Great Lafayette


LUM also invites you to be a part of the vision for the next 50 years, which will include an in-depth and strategic look at the sustainable future for Lafayette Urban Ministry as a valuable asset to the people, families, and children in our community for generations to come.

LUM is Hiring – Financial Assistance Director


Half-time | Salaried | Benefits | Weekday Hours

Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meet with clients to determine their current needs and advise clients on what kind of help is available, and submit paperwork on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org. Please SHARE with others who may be interested and qualified.


POSITION – DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for effectively implementing and coordinating all aspects of the LUM Financial Assistance Program and ID Clinic.

  • Title: Program Director: Financial Assistance Program, ID Clinic
  • Status: ½ time, Salaried 
  • Supervisor: Executive Program Director
  • Terms: As specified in LUM Personnel Policies.
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week; Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Starting Salary: $19,500 annually – $20 per hour; Starting Cash Benefit: $6,435 annually

DETAILED POSITION – DUTIES

Financial Assistance Program

  • Assesses clients’ needs and provides support, assistance and referrals
  • Assists low-income households in obtaining emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and health care assistance
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates, supervises, and schedules volunteers
  • Offers continuing in-service training to volunteers
  • Assures that volunteers enter intake records completely and properly
  • Manage online in-take forms
  • Maintains an accurate record of clients in the LUM database
  • Coordinates with the receptionist for client check-in
  • Enforces the LUM client confidentiality policy
  • Remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on all sources of emergency assistance, both public and private, in the Greater Lafayette community
  • Engages with and supports the LUM Jubilee Christmas program
  • Influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist low income families and children

Good Samaritan Fund

  • Provides information to Executive Director for solicitation letters
  • Implements board-adopted guidelines for the administration of GSF
  • Maintains accurate accounting of disbursements on QuickBooks
  • Consults regularly with Executive Program Director on GSF activity, trends, and needs
  • Administers grants (for example, EFSP), including submitting the application, providing documentation and submitting required reports
  • Assists and actively participates in fundraising for GSF

ID Clinic

  • Meets with clients to assist them in obtaining valid Indiana ID
  • Prints & processes birth certificate requests
  • Assists clients obtain documentation for the following:
    • Identity
    • Lawful status
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number
  • Works with others to obtain documentation, including extended family, schools, other agencies, and employers
  • Works with the Social Security Administration office and other agencies
  • Obtains court documents as necessary
  • Assists in obtaining children’s birth certificates when needed, including HUD housing, school enrollment, Head Start, and child support proceedings
  • Processes application fees from the GSF account
  • Keeps accurate accounting records and database entries for disbursements

General Duties

  • Evaluate programs and services for quality
  • Attends staff meetings and retreats
  • Submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complies with all LUM policies, laws, and NASW code of ethics
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in the LUM strategic planning process and goal setting
  • Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of low income families and the needs of the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree preferred (bachelor’s degree required) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience in client relations, program administration and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Self-directed and able to work without much supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups (church, secular, public, private, low income)
  • 2+ years experience working with low-income families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support the LUM Mission Statement
  • Commitment to self-determination of the poor

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


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.

LUM is Hiring – Financial Assistance Director


Half-time | Salaried | Benefits | Weekday Hours

Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meet with clients to determine their current needs and advise clients on what kind of help is available, and submit paperwork on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org. Please SHARE with others who may be interested and qualified.


POSITION – DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for effectively implementing and coordinating all aspects of the LUM Financial Assistance Program and ID Clinic.

  • Title: Program Director: Financial Assistance Program, ID Clinic
  • Status: ½ time, Salaried 
  • Supervisor: Executive Program Director
  • Terms: As specified in LUM Personnel Policies.
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week; Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Starting Salary: $19,500 annually – $20 per hour; Starting Cash Benefit: $6,435 annually

POSITION – DUTIES

Financial Assistance Program

  • Assesses clients’ needs and provides support, assistance and referrals
  • Assists low-income households in obtaining emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and health care assistance
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates, supervises, and schedules volunteers
  • Offers continuing in-service training to volunteers
  • Assures that volunteers enter intake records completely and properly
  • Manage online in-take forms
  • Maintains an accurate record of clients in the LUM database
  • Coordinates with the receptionist for client check-in
  • Enforces the LUM client confidentiality policy
  • Remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on all sources of emergency assistance, both public and private, in the Greater Lafayette community
  • Engages with and supports the LUM Jubilee Christmas program
  • Influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist low income families and children

Good Samaritan Fund

  • Provides information to Executive Director for solicitation letters
  • Implements board-adopted guidelines for the administration of GSF
  • Maintains accurate accounting of disbursements on QuickBooks
  • Consults regularly with Executive Program Director on GSF activity, trends, and needs
  • Administers grants (for example, EFSP), including submitting the application, providing documentation and submitting required reports
  • Assists and actively participates in fundraising for GSF

ID Clinic

  • Meets with clients to assist them in obtaining valid Indiana ID
  • Prints & processes birth certificate requests
  • Assists clients obtain documentation for the following:
    • Identity
    • Lawful status
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number
  • Works with others to obtain documentation, including extended family, schools, other agencies, and employers
  • Works with the Social Security Administration office and other agencies
  • Obtains court documents as necessary
  • Assists in obtaining children’s birth certificates when needed, including HUD housing, school enrollment, Head Start, and child support proceedings
  • Processes application fees from the GSF account
  • Keeps accurate accounting records and database entries for disbursements

General Duties

  • Evaluate programs and services for quality
  • Attends staff meetings and retreats
  • Submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complies with all LUM policies, laws, and NASW code of ethics
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in the LUM strategic planning process and goal setting
  • Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of low income families and the needs of the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree preferred (bachelor’s degree required) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience in client relations, program administration and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Self-directed and able to work without much supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups (church, secular, public, private, low income)
  • 2+ years experience working with low-income families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support the LUM Mission Statement
  • Commitment to self-determination of the poor

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


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.

Calling All Local Gardeners

The LUM Food Pantries welcome donations from “Giving Gardeners” who have “grown a row” for LUM or simply wish to donate from their garden.

LUM Welcomes Donations from “Giving Gardeners”

Donation Drop Off information is as follows:

LUM Protein Food Pantry

  • Every Thursday morning
  • 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6th Street between North & Ferry Streets, Lafayette, IN.
  • Enter Red Door under Green Awning


LUM Westside Food Pantry

  • Every Friday morning
  • 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian St, West Lafayette, IN
  • Enter Smiley Street entrance by the playground