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LUM Shelter Awarded $17K+ in Grants


bilde (2)Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been awarded two significant Community Development Block Grants from both the City of Lafayette & the City of West Lafayette.

LUM was awarded $11,250 from Lafayette and $6,240 from West Lafayettetotaling $17,490.

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CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be available on July 1 and will be used to support homeless services and programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Thanks to the Cities of Lafayette & West Lafayette for their continued support of LUM’s services & programs for the homeless.


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Thanks & Congrats to the LUM Interns



This week, the entire LUM staff celebrated the work of our talented and hardworking LUM Interns — Amanda Bajzatt, Gina Williams & Ally Wong — at a reception in their honor.

Amanda, Gina & Ally added significantly to what we were able to offer our clients these past few months.

They will all be completing their degrees this semester. Ally will earn a bachelors from Purdue University, and Amanda & Gina will each earn an MSW from Indiana University.

Please join us in thanking them for their work at LUM and wishing them well.


{Pictured L to R: Susan Brouillette, LUM program director; Ally Wong; Amanda Bajzatt; and Joe Micon, LUM executive director.}

 

Meet Ally – LUM Spring Intern


Ally Wong LUM Intern, Campaign for Hoosier Families


Ally is from Pleasanton, California.

She is currently enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Ally is an undergraduate student with a double major in History and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts. Ally will earn her bachelor’s degree and graduate from Purdue in May 2017.

 

 

Annual LUM Staff Appreciation Lunch



Last week, the dedicated staff of Lafayette Urban Ministry gathered at Lafayette Brewing Co. for the annual LUM staff appreciation lunch.


Pictured are the staff who attended — seated: Linda Hicks, Tricia Sembroski & Gayle Koning; first standing row: Tiara Neal, Susan Brouillette, Clarinda Crawford & Gina Williams; back row: Joshua Holmes, Lafayetta Tellis, Ben Murphy, Pablo Malavenda & Paul McHaney

 

 

Meet Gina – LUM Spring Intern


Gina Williams LUM Intern, Administration


Gina grew up in Indianapolis and now lives in Lafayette with her dog of 12 years, Yoshi, and her husband of two months, Rob.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology and is currently earning her Master of Social Work degree at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Gina also serves as the director of the LUM Emergency Shelter.

 

 

Meet Amanda – LUM Spring Intern


Amanda Bajzatt LUM Intern, Administration


Amanda grew up and currently lives in Lafayette with her husband, Robert.

She earned an associates degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Human Services, a BSW in Social Work from IUPUI, and is currently enrolled at the IU School of Social Work toward a Masters of Social Work, which she will complete in May 2017.

 

LUM Shelter to Benefit from CDBG Grants


bilde (2)Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been awarded two significant Community Development Block Grants from both the City of Lafayette & the City of West Lafayette.

LUM was awarded $15,000 from Lafayette and $6,800 from West Lafayette — totaling $21,800.

Picture1CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be used to support our homeless clients.

Thanks to Gina Williams, LUM Emergency Shelter director, for her work on these grants.


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Volunteer Spotlight — Overnight Shelter Volunteers

VolunteersSpotlight on Overnight Shelter Volunteers — Tyler Cornell & Josh Carter.

Thanks to Tyler & Josh, as well as our shelter staff Gina Williams & Joshua Holmes for working during the winter storm to serve our shelter guests.

When the recent winter storm shutdown all of North-central Indiana, a dedicated group of volunteers and staff kept the LUM Emergency Shelter & Winter Warming Station open each night. {Pictured L to R: Gina, Tyler, Josh & Joshua.}


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Volunteers are an essential part of LUM programs & services. There are a variety of ways to get engaged and serve your community through LUM.
For LUM volunteer information, click HERE.

Shelter Director Visits Burnett Creek Elementary


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Gina Williams, the new program director for the LUM Emergency Shelter, is already in demand in the community.

Mrs. Kim Pinto at Burnett Creek Elementary School (Tippecanoe School Corporation) recently invited her to teach all about homelessness to her combined 2nd/3rd grade, high ability class.

Mrs. Pinto shared that Gina did a great job and the students loved her.

 

Meet Gina – New LUM Shelter Director


Gina Williams, LUM Shelter Director
Gina Williams, LUM Shelter Director

Gina Williams is the new program director for the LUM Emergency Shelter. She is responsible for the management of and intake process for the overnight emergency shelter and the Winter Warming Station and oversees the Sunday Noon Meal.

Gina grew up in Indianapolis and now lives in Lafayette with her dog of 12 years, Yoshi. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology and is currently earning her Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University School of Social Work in Indianapolis.

Gina is excited about her new role with Lafayette Urban Ministry because it gives her an opportunity to work with people, which is an important part of her life. She shares that she finds inspiration in her co-workers and the mission of LUM.

“It feels to good to work in an environment full of people that really care about the community, and to be part of an organization that has so many wonderful programs aimed at meeting the needs of our community.”

In addition to her work with LUM, Gina has volunteered with the Crisis Center and the Area IV Senior Games. In her free time, Gina enjoys sewing and hanging out with Yoshi.


LUM is fortunate to have Gina Williams join the team.