Category Archives: Lafayette Urban Ministry

Tax Assistance – Online Intake

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LUM cannot do your taxes without an appointment. Once you have an appointment, continue below with the “Online Intake” process.

If you have NOT already made an APPOINTMENT with LUM to have your taxes done, STOP NOW and call us at 765-423-2691.

For more detailed information about how our tax program is working this year, click HERE.  And if you’d prefer to do you own taxes using our software, with email support from our volunteers, click this button:

Online Intake Process

The online intake process will utilize a form developed in partnership with Purdue and the United Way of Greater Lafayette. You won’t see LUM’s name on the form or the website, but we’ll still be the ones doing your taxes.

To complete the intake form, you will need to answer all the questions as completely as possible. At various points, you will also be prompted to upload documents, including copies of your:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Cards for all members of your household
  • Any other relevant financial documents such as W2s, 1099s, and Social Security Benefit Statements

So take a moment now to gather all the documents you’re going to need. Use your phone to take photos of them. If you will be completing the form on a computer, you may want to email the photos to yourself or otherwise upload them to your computer.

The final question on the form will ask where you would like to pick up your tax return once it is complete. You MUST select Option 3: “In-person at Lafayette Urban Ministry.” Otherwise, we will not have access to your information.

Consent Forms:

Before proceeding to the intake itself, you first need to sign all of the consent forms required by the IRS and Lafayette Urban Ministry.

  • Virtual VITA/TCE Taxpayer Consent (PDF)
    – View, print, sign and submit. To view, click HERE.
  • Consent to Disclose and to Use Personal Tax Return Information
    – View, print, sign and submit. To view, click HERE.
  • Summary of Consent Given – Complete & Submit the Form below:

Apply for Citizenship – On Your Own


How it Works

Citizenshipworks is a free  service that helps you apply for citizenship online on your own. This service will guide you through the process of your eligibility and citizenship application and then connect you to our initiative’s immigration provider organizations for an easy, quality, free final review. For instructions on how to use the portal see below. 

Click on the link below to open a Citizenshipworks account and start your application:

Please email the LUM Immigration Clinic staff if you have questions or concerns.  

How to Use Citizenshipworks – Step by Step Instructions

In order to ensure efficiency and timeliness, we ask that you begin your application online through a website managed by our DOJ Accredited Representatives, Citizenshipworks. When you come in person for your appointment, DOJ Accredited Representatives will access your application through the website and make any necessary changes. If you do not have access to a computer or need help using the computer, please call Monica at 765) 423-2691 

Step 1: 

Go to and click the green button to start your application now! 

Step 2: 

Once you answer the initial screening questions (age, green card date, etc.) you will be directed to create an account. In order to start your application, you must create an account using your cell phone number or email. Don’t forget your username (cell phone number or email) and password! 

Step 3: 

When you sign in for the first time, you will receive a pop-up notification asking you to join [org name]. This allows our Accredited Representatives to access your application. Click the green option, “Join.” 

Step 4: 

Click on “Application” and begin! Complete as much as you can before your appointment date. If you complete the entire application, you will be able to save time in your in-person appointment. Please make sure that you answer each question truthfully and honestly. After you are finished, please send an email to [org email] that you completed your application. DOJ Accredited Representatives will not be able to assist you if you have not completed 90% of the application, and you will be referred to [our drop-in hours/workshop]. 

Step 5: 

Ensure that you have all necessary documents to bring with you for your appointment

Vacation Bible Schools – Local – 2019

Below are several local Vacation Bible School programs offered by the member churches of LUM — many of which are FREE. They are listed below by date. Please note: these programs are not sponsored by LUM, so please click the link of the ones you like (or call or email), find out more information & sign up directly with the sponsoring church.

  • 6/3 – 6/5; “Holy Moly! Living Pentecost” at St. John’s Episcopal Church (600 Ferry St., Lafayette) 3 yrs. old to 9th Grade. More information: click HERE or email
  • 6/3 – 6/7; “Cat Chat” at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (535 West State St., West Lafayette) 4 yrs. old to 4th Grade. More information: click HERE
  • 6/9 – 6/11; “Short Stories, Parables of Jesus” at Central Presbyterian Church (31 N 7th St., Lafayette) All ages. More information: click HERE or email
  • 6/10 – 6/14; “ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good” at Grace Lutheran Church (102 Buckingham Dr., Lafayette) 3 yrs. old to 6th Grade. More information: click HERE or email
  • 6/11 – 6/15; “Hero Central” at Stidham United Methodist Church (5300 S 175 W, Lafayette). More information: click HERE or call 317-441-9276
  • 6/17 – 6/21; “ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good” at Church of the Blessed Sacrament (2224 Sacramento Dr., West Lafayette) 4 yrs. old (PreK) to 5th Grade. More information: click HERE or call 765-463-5733
  • 6/17 – 6/21; “ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good” at Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church (731 Walnut St., Dayton). More information: click HERE
  • 6/17 – 6/21; “Birth of the Church in Acts & Modern Day Missionaries” at Faith Presbyterian Church (3318 St. Rd. 26 West, West Lafayette) Pre K to 6th grade. More information: click HERE
  • 6/17 – 6/20; “The Incredible Race” at Federated Church (2400 Sycamore Lane, West Lafayette) 4 yrs. old & older. More information: click HERE
  • 6/17 – 6/21; “To Mars & Beyond” at First United Methodist Church (1700 W State St., West Lafayette) 3 yrs. old to 12th Grade. More information: click HERE
  • 6/17 – 6/21; “The Vatican Express” at St. Lawrence Church (1916 Meharry St., Lafayette) 4 yrs. old (by June 1) to 4th Grade. More information: click HERE
  • 6/23 – 6/27 at Immanuel United Church of Christ (1526 S. 18th St., Lafayette). More information: click HERE
  • 6/23 – 6/26; “Miraculous Miracle” at Word of Life Fellowship Church (3650 Greenbush St., Layette) All ages. More information: call 225-302-0014 or 317-370-3302
  • 6/24 – 6/28; “ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good” at Christ United Methodist Church (3610 S 18th St., Lafayette) 4 yrs. old to 4th Grade. More information: click HERE or email
  • 7/7 – 7/11; “ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good” at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church (4703 N 50 W, West Lafayette) 4 yrs. old to 4th Grade. More information: click HERE
  • 7/8 – 7/12; “ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good” at Heartland Community Church (3900 E 300 N, Lafayette) 3 yrs. old (if potty trained) to 6th Grade. More information: click HERE 

After School Childcare – Immediate Openings

LUM After School Program – Now through May 23

The LUM After School Program has immediate openings for the 2017-2018 school year for children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade, from now through May 23, 2018.

Only $30 per week per child -or- $110 per month

The LUM After School Program includes the following:

| Homework Help | Recreational Activities | Academic Enrichment |
| Arts & Crafts Projects | Safe & Loving Environment | Tutoring |
| Bus Transportation from your Child’s School to LUM |

If interested, please attend the LUM After School Program OPEN HOUSE, Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th Street, Lafayette.

How to Prepare for Changes in the Presidential Administration

How to Prepare for Changes in the Presidential Administration

Immigration Clinic Logo ICThe new administration is expected to make significant changes to current immigration policy.

The details of what President-elect Trump will actually do on immigration are unknown.

Until Jan. 19, 2017, current Obama administration immigration policies will remain in place.

What can you do to prepare?
  • Beware of immigration scams and notarios! Get information and assistance from a qualified immigration legal service provider. Visit to locate an organization near you. More information about avoiding notarios can be found at:
  • Apply for citizenship! If you are a lawful permanent resident and currently eligible for naturalization, we encourage you to apply. If you have pending relative petitions, check with a legal adviser first. Note: the fees for naturalization will increase on December 23, 2016.
  • Get screened! You may be eligible for relief from deportation. Call or email your local CLINIC affiliate to find out about screening — Susan Brouillette, LUM Immigration Clinic director ( | 765-423-2691).

What if you have DACA?

If you or a family member currently holds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, here’s what you should know:

  • During his campaign, Trump said he would end DACA. Right now, we are not sure if and when that would happen. We do know that DACA is in place at least until January 19, 2017.
  • You should immediately seek guidance from a qualified legal services provider if:
    • You are considering an initial DACA application
    • You want to renew DACA
    • You are planning travel outside of the U.S. with an Advance Parole approval

Do you know your rights?

Know your rights about interacting with immigration agents.

For assistance in Tippecanoe County or for more information, please call or email:

Susan Brouillette
LUM Immigration Clinic director | 765-423-2691

This resource provided by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. For more resources, visit Resource updated 11/10/16