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Urgent Need – Overnight Shelter Volunteers


Volunteer with the LUM Emergency Shelter


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean space. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

LUM is ready for the return of volunteers to the shelter. Please consider coming back — and assisting the LUM Emergency Shelter as the colder weather approaches. LUM follows strict COVD-19 protocols for the safety of our guests, our staff and our volunteers. If you have any questions, please email Jeffrey Auguste, LUM shelter director, at jauguste@lumserve.org.


MEALS Are Needed, Too 

If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal, click HERE. You may stay and serve from 8-10 p.m. or drop off your meal at 8 p.m.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

  • To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.
  • SIGN UP ONLINE — Sign up to volunteer with LUM online. It’s quick & easy and you’ll get email reminders.

Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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Jay Gives Free Haircuts and So Much More


Jay Soto, Local Barber Volunteers at LUM

Once a month Jay Soto will be offering FREE haircuts in the LUM Office for clients and Emergency Shelter guests. A native of Lafayette and graduate of McCutcheon High School, he is a talented barber with the J. Clark Barbershop, Lafayette.

At LUM Jay gives much more than just a haircut. His interactions with each person are special. Jay gives his undivided attention — offering love, hope and respect. As he masterfully trims each person’s hair, you can see dignity restored and confidence built in each of his “customers.”

Help us THANK Jay Soto for this wonderful gift he is giving the LUM clients, especially those experiencing homelessness. Jay’s desire to give back is inspiring.



4 Ways to Help the LUM Emergency Shelter

LUM Emergency Shelter Needs You!

Will you help us continue to serve those in our community who are experiencing homelessness? A gift to the LUM Emergency Shelter will help LUM continue to provide help and hope to those experiencing homelessness during this global health crisis.
Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate Needed ITEMS, click HERE
  • Prepare a MEAL for LUM Shelter Guests, click HERE

Your financial generosity is not only an act of hospitality toward those with no home of their own, it is also an investment in the health and safety of the greater community. VOLUNTEERS are also needed each night of the year, and it is a meaningful and unique opportunity. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Jeffrey Auguste (jauguste@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).

Meet Jeffrey – New LUM Shelter Director


Jeffrey Auguste, LUM Emergency Shelter Director

Jeffrey Auguste is the new program director for LUM Homeless Services. He is responsible for the LUM Emergency Shelter and the Winter Warming Station.

Jeffrey grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and currently lives in Lafayette, IN. His mother, father and two younger brothers also live in Lafayette. Jeffrey graduated from Jefferson High School and earned an associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. He is currently enrolled at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis pursuing a bachelor degree in Social Work. His goal is complete his Master of Social Work by 2025.

Jeffrey shared that when he needs guidance he re-reads the Book of Proverbs. As he begins his new role with LUM, Jeffrey is inspired by this simple yet powerful passage:

“The tongue has the power of life and death, 
and those who love it will eat its fruit” 

Proverbs 18:21

He stated that, “It’s easy to judge others when you’re angry, guilty and even when you’re happy. We all must be self-aware, learning to recognize these triggers and quickly act accordingly by treating others with respect and dignity.”

Jeffrey has experience with nonprofit management and working with youth and adults with behavioral and mental health issues. At LUM, Jeffrey served as an intern with the Emergency Shelter in 2019, a volunteer camp counselor at LUM Camp in 2020, and volunteered with Jubilee Christmas. He is proud to now be a member of the LUM leadership team stating that,

“Being able to make an impact in my community and help LUM move further toward its strategic goals gives me great pride. I intend to help our shelter guests by welcoming them and offering a safe place to sleep, while working with them to get housed. I will be supportive of the shelter team and lead them into an improved system.” 

Jeffrey’s personal mission is to “help give back hope and offer a glimmer of light to those who are under-served, allowing them to believe in a better future for themselves and their families.” His home country inspires him to be the best he can be everyday. He shared that, “I grew up with the saying, ‘Work is Freedom.'” Jeffrey has a clear plan for his career and is continually looking for opportunities to learn and grow. He stated that, “The journey has been great so far, and I am excited to help others do the same, inspiring and motivating them to follow their dreams.”

For fun, Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and outdoor activities. He also plays soccer, basketball and football. LUM is fortunate to have Jeffrey Auguste join the LUM staff. Please join us in welcoming him to the LUM team.


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We’re Almost Out! (Of Toilet Paper, that is.)


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LUM relies on gifts from the community and our LUM friends. The LUM Shelter & Child Care are currently in need of Toilet Paper. Please help by making a monetary donation or by dropping off Toilet Paper as soon as you are able.

To make a monetary donation, go to lumserve.org/donate. If you wish to donate Toilet Paper, please drop it off at the LUM Office between 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday — or ship it to LUM via Amazon.

Thank you.

Meet the LUM Emergency Shelter Team


Frontline Shelter Staff Members – 365 Nights a Year

The LUM Emergency Shelter provides short-term, overnight shelter, meals, and showers in a safe and caring environment for up to 44 homeless adults each night of the year.

Meet the hardworking and dedicated staff members of the LUM Emergency Shelter (pictured). This small but mighty team make it possible to offer a safe & caring place to one of the most vulnerable populations in our community — individuals experiencing homelessness.

During the LUM Summer of Service, please consider volunteering with the LUM Shelter team as an Overnight Shelter Volunteer. Volunteers are needed 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter are as follows:

The LUM Emergency Shelter provides short-term, overnight shelter, meals, and showers in a safe and caring environment for up to 44 homeless adults each night of the year. The LUM Winter Warming Station complements these services from November to April. 

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LUM is Hiring – Shelter Security Staff


Part-time | Potential Openings | Paid – $15 per Hour


LUM has a potential opening with the Security Staff with the LUM Emergency Shelter. Details are as follows:

Type: Part-time, paid
Hours: 11-20 hours per week
Shifts: 8 p.m. to midnight -or- midnight to 7 a.m.
Pay: $15.00 per hour
Duties:

  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises, a team environment modeling mutual respect, and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents

If interested — apply online HERE — or email a resume with cover letter to the LUM Emergency Shelter director (careers@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

Hot Need – Shelter Meals Needed


A Simple Meal = A Simple Gesture of Love


Each night of the year, a simple meal is provided at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for families, church groups, campus organizations and civic groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. No contact drop off is an option as well. Monthly meals are greatly appreciated.

MEALS NEEDED on the following days: October 1, 2, 5, 9, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31 (Halloween).  To SIGN UP, click each month you’d like to prepare & serve meals to our shelter guests: May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December.

Prepare enough sandwiches or soup, stew or chili for 30-40 people. No side dishes or desserts are needed. Drinks are optional. Please SHARE with others, and THANKS.


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Hot Need – Shelter Meals Needed in May


A Simple Meal – A Simple Gesture of Love


Each night of the year, a simple meal is provided at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for families, church groups, campus organizations and civic groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. No contact drop off is an option as well. Monthly meals are greatly appreciated.

MEALS NEEDED on the following days: May 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31. To SIGN UP, click each month you’d like to prepare & serve meals to our shelter guests: May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December.

Prepare enough sandwiches or soup, stew or chili for 30-40 people. No side dishes or desserts are needed. Drinks are optional. Please SHARE with others, and THANKS.


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Sign up to Volunteer with LUM!

Please share with others.