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Shelter Meals Needed


Be A Part of LUM Summer of Service

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: August 6, 15, 17, 18, 22 & 30.  To SIGN UP, click each month you’d like to prepare & serve meals to our shelter guests: | August | September | October | November | DecemberJanuary | February March April May June |
July |.

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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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.

Central Presbyterian Serves Shelter Meal


Church Members Offer Healthy Meal & Fellowship

Pictured L to R are Harriet Smith, Chip & Carolyn Goldsberry, and Nancy Nargi.

Recently, members of the Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette, IN) prepared and served a meal to the guests of the LUM Emergency Shelter — and offered fellowship as well. Thanks to Central Presbyterian Church for their commitment to our community and continued support of LUM.

If you or your group would like to prepare and serve LUM Emergency Shelter Meals, here’s what to do:

For more information or to sign up, click HERE or the button below — or email or call us (shelter@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


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LUM Winter Warming Station Persisted


A Ministry 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. Since November 15, LUM Winter Warming Station was open from midnight to 7 a.m. and allowed individuals to be in a safe indoor warm space. Each guest was also provided with coffee, water, and a bagged meal to take with them in the morning. This winter, the Winter Warming Station persisted and served more than 226 individuals for 1,390 bed-nights, and 78 guests were new to LUM.

Serving individuals experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 took detailed planning and additional staffing. This winter was colder than usual with 24 days of dangerously cold temperatures. On these nights, LUM provided buses from the local day shelter to the LUM Emergency Shelter and Winter Warming Station and opened three hours early (at 9 p.m.).

Now that the spring season has arrived the LUM Winter Warming Station is closed until it is needed again in mid-November. LUM persisted and prevailed despite all of the many challenges presented by the harsh weather and the COVID-19 resurgence. Thanks to each overnight shelter volunteer as well as the families, groups, individuals, businesses, and churches who provided meals for the Emergency Shelter and the Winter Warming Station.


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Purdue Delta Tau Delta Serve Shelter Meal


Delta Tau Delta Volunteer Yearlong at LUM

The members of the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity at Purdue recently prepared and served a meal for the guests at the LUM Emergency Shelter.

Delta Tau Delta fraternity volunteer at LUM yearlong at the Protein Food Pantry and with the After School Program, bring the holidays (Easter, Halloween & Christmas) to the LUM students, and raise funds for the LUM youth programs. They recently added the LUM Emergency Shelter to their service initiatives. LUM is grateful for the continuous support from Delta Tau Delta. They are a big help to our programs.


FOUR WAYS that YOU can Help the LUM Shelter

Would YOU or your GROUP like to support the LUM Emergency Shelter? Here are FOUR WAYS that 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, but 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 Terri Anderson (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


French Knot “Warms Up” the LUM Family

Local Business Donates 320 Knitted Items to LUM

French Knot Team – Luciana (Vizsla & Golden Doodle mix), Jonas, Ryan & Chelsea

Recently, our neighbors, French Knot, donated winter hats, hand accessories (mittens & handwarmers), and headbands to Lafayette Urban Ministry. More than 320 items were delivered to LUM by Luciana (Vizsla & Golden Doodle mix), Jonas, Ryan & Chelsea (pictured L to R). These items are already being shared with LUM families, children, and homeless shelter guests. LUM is grateful to the French Knot team for this incredible gift, which is already “warming up” our community. If you wish to make a donation to LUM, click the buttons below.

French Knot creates vintage-inspired winter accessories designed in Lafayette, Indiana, and handcrafted in Nepal. French Knot’s products are made in Nepal by women artisans who take pride in their work. There are approximately 1,000 artisan knitters who create French Knot’s production. French Knot was founded in 2012 by designer Lindsay Mason.

Meet the LUM Homeless Services Team


Meet the Shift Supervisor & Security Staff Members

The LUM Homeless Services depends on a team of highly skilled, trained & hardworking staff and volunteers. Together they provide a safe space every night of the year for individuals experiencing homelessness.


LUM is excited to introduce the LUM Homeless Services staff members. The LUM shelter staff members manage the nightly operations of the LUM Emergency Shelter & Winter Warming Station. Led by Jeffrey Auguste, LUM Homeless Services director, these frontline LUM shelter staff members are hardworking, caring and dedicated to keeping our shelters open and safe.

4 Ways to Help the LUM Emergency Shelter

LUM Emergency Shelter Needs You!

Will you help us continue to serve individuals 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 especially during this global health crisis and recent severe snow storm.

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, but 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 the LUM Homeless Services Team


Meet the Director & Security Staff Members

The LUM Homeless Services depends on a team of highly skilled, trained & hardworking staff and volunteers. Together they provide a safe space every night of the year for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Jeffrey Auguste is the LUM Homeless Services director. 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 to complete his Master of Social Work by 2025. To read more about Jeffrey, click HERE.


LUM is excited to introduce the LUM Homeless Services staff members. The LUM shelter staff members manage the nightly operations of the LUM Emergency Shelter & Winter Warming Station. Led by Jeffrey Auguste, LUM Homeless Services director, these frontline LUM shelter staff members are hardworking, caring and dedicated to keeping our shelters open and safe.