Emergency Shelter

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  • Short-term, overnight shelter
  • Open each night of the year from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Bunk beds, 6 -8 beds per room
  • Meal after check-in; Breakfast snack & coffee before check-out
  • Showers; free soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Capacity: 44 adults each night
  • Safe, clean and caring environment

How to Use the Shelter:

  • Must have a PASS to enter
  • Passes are available:
    • Monday – Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays at 7:00 a.m. at the LUM Emergency Shelter (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
  • Check in with a PASS at 9 p.m.
  • Check out at 7 a.m.
  • Winter Warming Station is open from mid-November to April, each night at midnight. No pass needed. For more information, click HERE.

Who may Use the Shelter:

  • Men & Women
  • Age: at least 18 years old
  • Tippecanoe County residents
  • In good standing with LUM

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Contact Information:

Todd Wesbrook, Shelter director
twesbrook@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691


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LUM Emergency Shelter Guest – Guidelines

Important information for individuals who are needing to stay as a Guest at the LUM Emergency Shelter is the following:

  • The LUM Emergency Shelter is for temporary stay
  • All Guests must have a pass to enter the shelter each night — Only individuals with passes will be admitted to our temporary overnight shelter
  • Passes are available as follows:
    • Monday – Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays at 7:00 a.m. at the LUM Emergency Shelter (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
  • Admission procedure is as follows:
    • Every evening of the year – Guests with passes should arrive at the LUM Emergency Shelter (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette) for check-in from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m.
    • Guests may not arrive or gather at the shelter building prior to 9:00 p.m.
    • Guest will not be admitted to the shelter without a pass
    • Guest will not be admitted to the shelter after 9:30 p.m. — under any circumstances
    • For Guests seeking employment — if a guest is seeking employment and intends on continuing his/her temporary stay at the LUM Emergency Shelter:
      • Please seek employment that will enable you to check-in between 9-9:30 p.m. at the LUM Emergency Shelter (525 N 4th St., Lafayette)
      • Must discuss with the Shelter Director ways to get a nightly pass
    • Exceptions to the above requirements may only be made with permission from LUM shelter staff on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th St., Lafayette)
  • Shelter closes the following morning at 7:00 a.m. after guests are provided a light breakfast and coffee, when available.
  • LUM strives to ensure the safety and privacy of shelter guests using the Hoosier Management Information System Notice of Privacy Practices, published by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), as a guide.

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