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Financial Assistance

What’s Offered:

  • Funds:
    For family emergencies such as…
    • Utilities (gas, electric, water) – help with fees, re-connection or deposit
    • Rent/Mortgage payment
    • Medical
      • Prescription medication, HIP premium payment, physical exam or TB test required for new job
      • Prescriptions must be ready for pick-up at your pharmacy
    • Clothing
      • Work-related clothing – clothes required for a new job
      • Clothing (general use) – clothing vouchers are available from time to time
    • GED test fee
  • Amounts:
    • Generally less than $60; decisions are made on a case-by-case basis
    • There is also a total amount allowed per household per year
  • How often:
    • Not more than every 30 days — or until your household annual limit is reached
    • Generally do not help with the same bill more than once
  • Referrals to other assistance programs
  • NO funds for doctor bills, car repairs, gasoline for cars, bus tokens, court or legal fees, bills not yet past due, bills too large
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & the Answers may be found HERE

How to get funds from the Financial Assistance Program:

    • DAYS/TIMES – Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m.
    • LOCATION – LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
    • CityBus – Route #1A Market Square – Drop off at Brown Street and 4th Street
    • Priority will be given to in person requests over online requests
  • Online Requests
    • Complete online Financial Assistance Request form, click HERE
    • Submit all documentation through email to gsp@lumserve.org
    • LUM staff will email or call you to follow up — AFTER all documentation has been submitted.
      • Priority will be given to in person requests over online requests
      • You may not hear back from us immediately after submitting the “request form.”
      • One of our staff members will get back to you via email or phone as soon as they are able to get to your request. In the meantime, please submit the request form and then send all documentation (see below) related to your request to gsp@lumserve.org.
      • For more information, please READ this entire page. click HERE.
      • Thank you for your patience.

Who may get funds from the Financial Assistance Program:

What you should bring in person or submit with online request:

  • Picture ID
  • Names & birth-dates of all adults & children in your household
  • Required paperwork:
    • Utilities – Gas, Electric, Water
      • Current Disconnect notice
      • Your Current Bill from the Utility company
    • Rent/Mortgage
      • Copy of your Current Lease or Bank Payment Book
      • Rent Receipt or a Letter from your Landlord
    • Medical
      • Prescription — Name & phone number of your Pharmacy
      • HIP — current bill
      • Physical/TB Test — Note from your new employer or the employment agency – listing Physical Exam or TB Test is required
    • GED Test Fee — proof of current enrollment and testing date
    • Work-related clothing
      • Note from your new employer or the employment agency – listing required clothes like work boots or uniform

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Contact information:

Linda Hicks, Good Samaritan Program director
765.423.2691 | gsp@lumserve.org

DACA Workshops

Getting Starting with the DACA Application Process

  • PowerPoint Presentation: How to Get Started – to view, click HERE
  • Recording – DACA Workshop – to view, click HERE
  • Screening Form for Initial DACA – to view, click HERE
  • Checklist for Initial DACA Applications – to view click HERE
  • Headers for Initial DACA Documents – to view, click HERE
  • Index of required DACA documentation – to view click HERE

What’s Offered:

  • FREE Assistance with Your DACA application process
  • DACA Workshops
    • DATES – No workshops are scheduled at this time. Please check back again.
  • Workshops are offered by the LUM Immigration Clinic and its partners, Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies (GLIA), Purdue Immigrant Allies (PIA), Purdue Latino Cultural Center (LCC) and Latino Center for Wellness and Education (LCWE)

How to Sign Up:

  • REGISTER – No workshops are scheduled at this time. Please check back again.

Who is eligible:

  • Must be a resident of Tippecanoe County, Benton County, Carroll County, Clinton County, Montgomery County, Warren County or White County in Indiana
  • First-time DACA Applicants only

DACA FAQs (frequently asked questions), click HERE

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Contact information:

Christian Gallo , Immigration Clinic Director
765-423-2691 | cgallo@lumserve.org

Jubilee Christmas

The link to Online Registration Form will be posted here at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Please read the information below to make sure your family is eligible and you have all of the information needed to complete the form.

What’s Offered:

  • Date – Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Jubilee Christmas is a special LUM program for families with children ages 12 years old & younger. If you participate in Jubilee Christmas, you will be invited to a host site and provided with new toys for your children. You will also receive gift wrap and some food items & gift cards to make your Christmas dinner more special.
  • Each Child (12 years old & younger) – Toys, plus gift wrap
  • Each Teen (13 to 18 years old) – Gift card
  • Each Family – Food card & Meat/protein food card
  • Type of event — each site will decide on the type of event they will host — Limited In-Person, Curb-side or Walk-Through
    • CURB-SIDE or WALK-THROUGH events
    • Family adult representative
      • Will be given a specific appointment
      • Must not attend if sick
      • Must wear a face mask
      • Must wash hands if entering the building
      • Must allow for a temperature check
      • Must disclose in advance if they are sick, have COVID-19 or FLU symptoms or been around someone with COVID-19

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How to sign up for Jubilee Christmas:

  • You must meet the eligibility requirements below and REGISTER online
  • Family adult representative must have a working PHONE and an EMAIL account that is checked regularly
  • Registration is ONLINE ONLY
  • Open Registration
    • Wednesday, October 12 starting at 4:30 p.m. — until all spots are filled.
    • A link to the online registration form will be posted on this webpage at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12.
  • Registration is first-come, first-served
  • LUM is restricted to a limited number of families that we may register
  • If you received postcard in the mail, please register online ASAP
  • If you do not receive a postcard, open registration begins on Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Who’s eligible for Jubilee Christmas:

  • You must have legal custody of at least one child who is 12 years old or younger (as of December 10, 2022)
  • You must be a resident of Tippecanoe County (Indiana)
  • Your household income must be less than 150% of the poverty threshold

What information you need to give LUM:

  • Name and date of birth for everyone living in your household
  • Address, phone number, email address
  • Monthly Household Income Total (must include all working adults in the household)
  • To verify income eligibility you must provide ONE of the following:
    • SNAP case number, TANF case number or Medicaid case number
    • Copy of your child’s current Federal FREE Lunch acceptance letter (not reduced)
    • Proof of household income of each working adult (pay stubs of all working adults in the household)

More important information:

  • For more information, email jubilee@lumserve.org or call 765-423-2691
  • If your registration is complete and approved, your family will be assigned in November to a host site for Jubilee Christmas Day (Saturday, December 11).
  • Families may only participate in ONE local Christmas toy assistance program.
    Once you are registered for LUM Jubilee Christmas, your name will be shared with the sponsors of all of the local assistance programs like the American Red Cross, Bauer Family Resources, Lyn Treece Boy & Girls Club, Wabash Valley Alliance, Faith Church & the Salvation Army.

Other Christmas Assistance Programs

Faith Church – Christmas for Everyone — more information to come

Salvation Army – Christmas Assistance Program — more information to come

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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 hilary@stjohns-laf.org
  • 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 news@centralpreschurch.org
  • 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 bpike@gmail.com
  • 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 emily@christumchurch.org
  • 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 

LUM Camp 2018 – Registration NOW Open

Four Day, Overnight Camp – July 31-August 3

lum camp fireflyWhat is LUM Camp?
LUM Camp is a 4-day, overnight camp experience, including swimming, crafts, music, food & fun! This year’s theme is “Let Your Light Shine.”

Who can come?
Children ages 8-10…

  • Who qualify for free school lunches, OR…
  • Whose family receives food stamps, OR…
  • Whose family is at or below 150% of the poverty level

Where is LUM Camp held?
Hanging Rock Camp in Warren County, Indiana

When is Camp?
Tuesday, July 31 – Friday, August 3

When may I register my child for LUM Camp?
Online at NOW, go to client.lumserve.org/lum-camp -OR-
Any Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette

What do I need to have when I register?
Name of child’s physician & phone number; Prescription medicine information (name of medicine and time it needs to be given to your child);
Registration fee – $5 & $1 for each additional child (this is the only cost to you)

Any questions?
Call LUM at 765-423-2991, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Register Today! Registrations are first come, first served.

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.

Family Safety Planning

This page contains information and resources about your rights and safety that will help family become better prepared.

Safety Planning Binder

Family Preparedness Binder

This “Family Preparedness Binder” is for you, your family, and/or your loved ones to keep informed and plan ahead in case of changes in your immigration situation. We, the LUM Immigration Clinic and the Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, have collected these resources and information about your rights, childcare and guardianship, financial preparedness, and other topics to support you as you continue to plan and prepare. Print it, use it, share it—this binder is yours!

Carpeta de Preparación Familiar

Esta “Carpeta de Preparación Familiar” es para que tu, tu familia y/o tus seres queridos se mantengan informados y planifiquen con anticipación en caso de algún cambio en su situación de immigración. Nosotros, la Clínica de Inmigración LUM y los Aliados de los Inmigrantes de Greater Lafayette (Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, en inglés), recopilamos estos recursos e información sobre sus derechos, cuido de niños/as y tutela, preparación financiera y otros temas para apoyarte a tí mientras continuas tu planificación y preparación. Imprímela, úsala, compártela—¡esta carpeta es tuya!

Family Preparedness Binder (PDF): English Version HERE | Spanish Version HERE

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

YOU HAVE RIGHTS regardless of your immigration status. You may be at risk of being deported if you are undocumented, if you are a non-citizen with a criminal history, if you are on parole or have a prior deportation order. To protect yourself, your family and your
community you must KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Knowledge is power. Act NOW. Do not wait. Be prepared.

CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS: Guía sobre sus derechos en relación a contacto con oficiales de inmigración o la policía

USTED TIENE DERECHOS sin importar su estado migratorio. Usted podría estar en riesgo de ser deportado si no tiene documentos, si no es ciudadano y tiene antecedentes penales, si está bajo libertad condicional o tiene una orden anterior de deportación.
Para protegerse, a su familia y a su comunidad, usted tiene que CONOCER SUS DERECHOS.
El conocimiento es poder. Actúe AHORA. No espere. Esté preparado.

To View the Know Your Rights Guide (PDF)
Choose a language: English | Spanish | Chinese | Amharic |

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Contact information:

Christian Gallo, Immigration Clinic director
cgallo@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691

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 www.cliniclegal.org/directory to locate an organization near you. More information about avoiding notarios can be found at: www.cliniclegal.org/notario.
  • 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 (sbrouillette@lumserve.org | 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
sbrouillette@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691

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

LUM Camp – Important Information

Date — Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28, 2023
Location — Hanging Rock Camp, near West Lebanon in Warren County
Bus Transportation — To & from LUM Camp is provided


  • Date/Time — Tuesday, July 25 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location — Parking lot at Imagination Station, 600 N 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • There is no need to arrive early, but please don’t be late!
  • Buses will leave for LUM Camp on Tuesday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m. SHARP

 Pick Up – End of Camp:

  • Date/Time — Friday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Location — Parking lot at Imagination Station, 600 N 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • PLEASE be on time to meet your child
  • No child will be allowed to walk home alone
  • If you cannot pick up your child, please fill out a yellow form to let us know who will be picking up your child

What to Bring (Please label all items with your child’s name)

  • Clothing
    • Jeans, pants, shorts, T-shirts, long sleeve shirt/blouse
    • Underwear, socks
    • Swim suit (must be a one-piece suit for girls)
    • Jacket or sweatshirt
    • Two pairs of shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes)
  • Bedding
    • Sleeping bag or two sheets and a blanket
    • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Hygiene
    • Two towels
    • Soap, body wash
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Comb, brush
  • Mediations Any medications (prescription or “over the counter”) that your child will need to take. Please bring enough medicine for the entire week.

What NOT to Bring:

  • NO – Cell phones
  • NO – Electronics: including but not limited to Radios, IPods, IPads, laptops, tablets, CD players or video games, etc.
  • NO – Cameras
  • NO – Money (there is nothing to buy at camp)
  • NO – Trading cards, etc.

Cancellation: If your child is unable to attend camp, please let us know as soon as possible so another child may attend.  To cancel, please call 765-423-2691.

Pay Camp Fee: $5 per child

  • 3 Ways to Pay: Pay Online -or- Pay in Person -or-  Pay by Mail 
    • Pay Online – through Paypal – click HERE
    • Pay in Person – stop by the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901), Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Pay by Mail – Make checks payable to Lafayette Urban Ministry; and mail to Lafayette Urban Ministry, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Contact information:

Marlena Edmondson, LUM Camp director
765.423.2691 | medmondson@lumserve.org


  • Parent/guardian must attend
  • Learn in detail what your child will experience at LUM Camp
  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • ZOOM – To join by Zoom, click HERE

What’s Offered:

  • Week-long, overnight camp
  • Dates: Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28, 2023
  • Location: Hanging Rock Camp, Williamsport, Indiana
  • Swimming, horseback riding, arts & crafts, music, campfire, ice cream social, reading time, and more
  • Meals included
  • Mini-classes and workshops
  • Camp T-shirt

Who’s eligible for LUM Camp:

  • Children between the ages of 8 to 10 years old — during the entire time of camp
    (July 25-28, 2023)
  • Family must qualify for Federal free lunch, food stamps, or TANF
    — or have a family income at or below 150% of the poverty level
  • Limited to 90 children

What you need to submit with your application and registration:

  • TANF or Food Stamps ID card — or proof of monthly household income
  • Children’s names, date of birth, grade, school
  • Medical information – medication and allergy information, if applicable
  • Emergency contact information (at least two)
  • Read and agree to the Behavior Expectations for Camp
  • Hand-written LETTER to each child. For more detailed instructions, click HERE


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Dear LUM Camp Parent,

Just a reminder that LUM Camp begins Tuesday, July 25 with check-in at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot TBD. We will return there on Friday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.

REMEMBER: Send clothing for four days (days are warm, evenings are cool) including a one-piece bathing suit

  • Send two pairs of tennis shoes
  • Each child should bring a sleeping bag (or sheets and blankets) a pillow, towels, and toiletries
  • If your child takes medication, please send enough for the entire week and give all medications to the nurse at check-in
  • Don’t send snacks, money, flashlights or bug spray

There is a Parents Meeting on THURSDAY, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Center, 525 N 4th Street, downtown Lafayette, IN. Your child’s camp schedule for the week will be shared, emergency numbers to Hanging Rock Camp will be given and LUM Camp staff will be available for questions.

We are looking forward to a great camp week! If you have any questions, please call or email Marlena Edmondson, LUM Camp director (765.423.2691 | medmondson@lumserve.org).

Winter Warming Station

What’s Offered: 

  • An indoor place “warm up” and sleep on floor-mattresses
  • Safe, clean & secure

How to Use the Winter Warming Station:

  • Dates: November 15 to April 15 (subject to change)
  • Hours: midnight to 7 a.m.
  • Location – LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • CityBus – Route #1A Market Square – Drop off at Brown Street and 4th Street
  • Arrive and check-in — Guests may arrive at anytime after midnight and are allowed to stay until 7 am.; however, if guests choose to leave early, they will not be allowed to return until the next night

Who may Use the Winter Warming Station:

  • Men & Women
  • Age: at least 18 years old
  • Tippecanoe County residents
  • In good standing with the Winter Warming Station

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Contact Information:

Jeffrey Auguste, Shelter director
jauguste@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691