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Tax Assistance Program


What’s Offered:

  • FREE Income Tax Preparation
  • State, County & Federal Tax Forms
    – prepared & submitted
  • In- Person only
  • Dates: January 31 – April 11, 2023

How to Sign Up & Get Started:

  • Make an Appointment for In Person Clinics — Call Lafayette Urban Ministry at 765-423-2691 to
    • Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • First come, first served — limited number of appointments
    • Starting January 17, 2023 – Making Appointments for February, March & April
  • Location – LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
    • CityBus – Route #1A Market Square – Drop off at Brown Street and 4th Street
  • CANCELLATION – If you sign up and change your mind — PLEASE call LUM (765-423-2691) and cancel your appointment so another family may use it
  • NO walk-ins

Who may sign up:

  • Tippecanoe County (Indiana) residents only
  • Household combined income of less than $60,000

What you should bring with you:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Social security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on your tax return
  • Earned Income Information — Forms & information on any income you earned last year (W-2 forms, 1099s, 1099 SSA and/or unemployment statements)
  • Interest & dividend statements
  • Property taxes receipts or rent paid information (landlord name & address)
  • Childcare receipts (provider’s name, address & TIN)
  • Education expense receipts and 1098 form
  • Health care coverage forms (1095-A, 1095-B 1095-C)
  • Health Savings Account information, if applicable
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, if applicable
  • IRS Notices — Any notices sent to you by the IRS
  • IRS Letter 6475 stating how much you received in the 3rd Stimulus payment
  • IRS Letter 6419 documenting how much received in Advanced Child Tax Credits
  • A copy of your LAST YEAR’s tax return, if you have one
  • Bank routing number & account number — for direct deposit

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Contact information:

Dan Guckien, Tax Assistance Program director
dguckien@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691


File your own Taxes — Perfect for anyone with a simple return


If you need help preparing your taxes, you may also call one of the other tax preparation sites in Tippecanoe County:

  • United Way (phone: 765-421-6163) – Please note, when calling United Way, you will get an automated message.  Leave your name and number, and someone will call you back to make an appointment.
  • Salvation Army (phone: 765-742-0006  ) – ONLY for clients 55 and older

Emergency Shelter

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What’s Offered:

  • 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: up to 44 adults each night
  • Safe, clean and caring environment

How to Use the Shelter:

  • Location: LUM Ray Ewry Center, 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • CityBus – Route #1A Market Square – Drop off at Brown Street and 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • Must have a PASS to enter
  • Passes are available:
    • Monday – Friday, 7 to 11 a.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. at the LUM Emergency Shelter (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN)
  • Check in with a PASS at 9 p.m.; no one will be admitted after 9:30 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:

Jeffrey Auguste, Shelter director
jauguste@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, 7 to 11 a.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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Fishes and Loaves Cooking Class


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  • Cooking demonstration
  • Goal is to help people stretch their food budget — using items typically available at the St. John/LUM pantry
  • All who attend will receive the following:
    • Recipes
    • Ingredients used in the recipe demonstrated
    • Health and nutritional information

How to attend the Cooking Classes:

  • Go to Food Pantry before the start time
  • PLACE: St. John/LUM Food Pantry (6th Street Entrance of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 600 Ferry Street, Lafayette)
  • DAY/TIME: monthly, every third Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Free, open to the public
  • No need to sign up in advance

Who may attend the Cooking Classes:

  • Tippecanoe County residents
  • Free

What you should bring with you:

  • Picture ID

Contact information:

Steve Starks, St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry director
foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org | 765-742-4079 ext 106

LUM Food Pantries


What’s Offered

  • Always depends on availability
  • Pantry Items – Proteins, Produce & Paper Products
    • Meats & Fish – frozen & canned
    • Fresh Produce: Fruits & Vegetables
    • Eggs
    • Peanut butter
    • Beans, Legumes, Lentils – dry or canned
    • Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, facial tissues
    • Baby Formula, Baby Food, Diapers, Baby Wipes
    • Feminine Hygiene Products: liners, napkins, pads, tampons, wipes

How to use the Food Pantries:

  • LUM Protein Food Pantry – visit in person
    • Hours: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon
    • LOCATION: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6th Street between North & Ferry Streets, Lafayette, IN. Enter Red Door under Green Awning.
    • CityBus – Route #2B Union Street – Drop off at the corner of Ferry and N 6th Streets & cross both streets
    • Must show a picture ID; Must not be sick; Must wear face mask & social distance
  • LUM Westside Food Pantry – visit in person
    • Hours: Fridays, 10 a.m. to Noon
    • Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian St, West Lafayette, IN. Enter on Smiley Street near playground.
    • CityBus – Route #1B Salisbury – Drop off at N Salisbury & Meridian Streets and walk down Meridian
    • Must show a picture ID; Must not be sick; Must wear face mask & social distance

Who may use the Food Pantry:

  • Tippecanoe County residents only
  • Adults – at least 18 years of age
  • Household income must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (self declaration)
  • Individuals with Disabilities may send another adult by filling out the Proxy Form
    • Individual who picks up food must present completed & signed Proxy Form and a legal photo ID
    • Proxy Form (PDF) – ENGLISH SPANISH

What you should bring with you:

  • Picture ID

Contact information:

Nina Morgan, LUM Protein Food Pantry director
Larry Guentert, LUM Westside Food Pantry director
foodpantry@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691


More Information:

  • For a list of other Food Pantries (listed by county), click HERE
  • For a list of Mobile Pantry dates and locations, click HERE
  • For a list of Food Education Classes, click HERE

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Community Thanksgiving Feast

All residents of Tippecanoe County (Indiana) are invited to attend the annual LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast. LUM is still planning on servicing more than 800 meals.


What’s Offered:

  • Free meal & beverages
  • Turkey, stuffing/dressing, vegetables, mashed potatoes & gravy, bread, dessert
  • To go meals only

How to attend the LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast:

  • Free; Open to all Tippecanoe County residents; No need to sign up in advance; Show up in person
  • Date: Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church — Social Hall Entrance is on 7th Street
    31 N 7th Street, Downtown Lafayette, IN
  • Parking: 8th Street Parking Lot
  • Guests
    • Will line up outside — social distancing — six feet apart
    • Must disclose in advance if they are sick, have COVID-19 or Flu symptoms
    • Must not attend if sick or have COVID-19 or Flu symptoms
    • Must sign a waiver & submit full name
    • Must wear a face mask
    • Must allow for a temperature check
    • Must wash hands before entering the building

Who may attend the LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast:

  • Tippecanoe County residents
  • Free

What you should bring with you:

  • Picture ID
  • Face mask

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Contact information:

thanks@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691


Photos
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LUM Camp


What’s Offered:

  • Four day long, overnight camp
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 28, 2023
  • Location:
    Hanging Rock Camp, Williamsport, Indiana
  • Included:
    • Bus transportation to & from camp
    • All Meals included
    • Camp T-shirt
    • Swimming, horseback riding, arts & crafts, music, campfire, ice cream social, reading time, climbing wall, paddle boats and more
    • Mini-classes and workshops

How to sign-up your children for LUM Camp:

  • Submit the following:
    1. Registration — not open yet
    2. Hand-written LETTER to each child. For more detailed instructions, click HERE
  • Pay $5 Camp Fee per child
    • Pay Online HERE -or- Pay in Person -or- Pay by Mail 
  • Drop off fee & letter to the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette
  • LUM Camp – Important Information, click HERE

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 80 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

Drop off items listed above at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette.


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Contact information:

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


Photos

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After School Program


LUM After School Program – Registration Is Full

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please email or call Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs, director (email khogue@lumserve.org | call 765-423-2691).


What’s Offered:

  • After school childcare with structured learning
  • Days/Dates: Monday-Friday
  • Times:
    – School dismissal time through 6 p.m.
  • Location:
    LUM Ray Ewry Center, 525 N 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 — The center offers the space needed for opportunities to create more meaningful and grade-specific enrichment activities for our students.
  • Nutritional snacks
  • Learning based on Indiana Academic Standards in reading, writing, math, social studies and science
  • Tutoring and help with homework
  • Recreational and playground activities; extracurricular activities and field trips; arts and crafts
  • Bus transportation from school to the LUM Ray Ewry Center
  • OPEN HOUSE: Tours of the LUM Ray Ewry Center (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN) may be arranged by emailing Kristi Hogue at khogue@lumserve.org.

How to sign-up your children for the After School Program:

  • Submit an application — to START the process, click HERE
  • Fees
    • New, More Convenient Payment Process. Now PAY WEEKLY or MONTHLY. You choose the payment plan that fits your budget the best.
      • Weekly: $35 for each child
      • Monthly: $110 per month for each child
    • Payment due in advance — the last school day of the previous week/month
    • Must agree and follow payment schedule
    • Due with Application (non-refundable): First Week’s Fee — $35 per child or First Month’s Fee — $110 per child
    • Late Fee: $10
  • Payment Options
    • Pay Online HERE -or- Pay in Person -or- Pay by Mail
    • Indiana CCDF Vouchers accepted
  • Forms & Information:
    • After School Program – Important Information, click HERE
    • Discipline/Guidance Policy, click HERE
    • Payment Expectations, click HERE

Who’s eligible for the After School Program:

  • Children – Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Students attending the following schools:
    • Lafayette School Corporation — all schools
    • West Lafayette Community School Corporation — all schools
    • Lafayette Christian School and St. James Lutheran School
    • Tippecanoe School Corporation — not offered at this time
  • Limited to 60 children

What you need to submit with your application and registration:

  • Children’s names, date of birth, grade, school, teachers’ names
  • Medical information – medication and allergy information; Immunization Record – current year
  • Educational needs information; Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable
  • Emergency contact information
  • Read and agree to the Discipline/Guidance Policy

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Contact information:

Kristi Hogue, After School Program director
765.423.2691 | khogue@lumserve.org


More information:

  • Structured childcare supervised by a trained staff in a loving environment
  • Active learning based on Indiana Academic Standards in reading, writing, math, social studies and science
  • Nutritional snacks
  • Dates based on Lafayette School Corporation calendar
  • Tutoring and help with homework
  • Recreational and playground activities; extracurricular activities and field trips; arts and crafts
  • Bus transportation from school to the LUM Ray Ewry Center
  • All at a low cost

5th Quarter Summer Learning Program


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What’s Offered

  • Summer childcare with structured learning
  • Dates/times:
    May 30 – August 4, 2023 (start date may change due to LSC snow days)
    Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Closed for Independence Day (Observed Monday, July 4, 2023)
  • Location:
    LUM Ray Ewry Center
    525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Learning based on Indiana Academic Standards in reading, writing, math, social studies and science
  • Recreational and playground activities, Field trips

How to sign-up your children for 5th Quarter:

  • Submit an application — to START the process, click HERE
  • Fees
    • Pay Online HERE -or- Pay in Person -or- Pay by Mail 
    • Fee: $80 per week per child or $25 per day;
      Due in advance
    • Voucher accepted
  • Forms & Information — 5th Quarter:
    • Important Information, click HERE
    • Discipline/Guidance Policy, click HERE
  • Tours Available – by appointment only

Who’s eligible for 5th Quarter:

  • Elementary aged children – starting Kindergarten through completed 6th grade
  • Limited to 50 children

What you need to submit with your application and registration:

  • Children’s names, date of birth, grade, school name
  • Medical information – medication and allergy information; Immunization Record
  • Educational needs information; Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable
  • Emergency contact information
  • Read and agree to the Discipline/Guidance Policy

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Contact information:

Kristi Hogue, 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program director
765.423.2691 | khogue@lumserve.org
Text Updates – to sign up for LUM 5th Quarter updates, text @lum5q to 81010


More information:

  • Supervision by trained staff in a loving, Christian environment
  • Active learning based on Indiana academic standards
  • Fun crafts and recreation
  • Free Federal summer lunch program and nutritional snacks
  • Structured childcare
  • Fun and educational field trips
  • All at a low cost
  • Dates based on summer recess for Lafayette School Corporation students