Immigration Clinic Celebrating Gifts & Staff
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up - Daily Gratitude
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, shares the "Five Things" for which he is grateful today -- and all five are YOU! Please take 60seconds to watch the video and SHARE with others.
LUM Approved by US Department of Justice
Immigration Clinic - One of 20 DOJ Agencies
Did you know that the LUM Immigration Clinic is supported by three volunteer attorneys, seven volunteer accredited representatives, and two additional volunteers who are in the process of becoming accredited representatives?

To practice immigration law, a person must either be an attorney or a US Department of Justice accredited representative and must be employed or volunteer with one of the 20 DOJ Recognized nonprofit organizations, like LUM.

Volunteers applying for accreditation must take at least 40 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of practical training to become authorized immigration law practitioners. When making a determination about an application for accreditation, the DOJ also takes a holistic look at each individual, including their honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, professionalism, and reliability as well as their immigration status and criminal record.

All of this makes the legal services the LUM Immigration Clinic is able to offer through volunteer attorneys and volunteer accredited representatives even more remarkable. Over the past seven years, LUM has saved vulnerable immigrants hundreds of thousands of dollars through the Immigration Clinic volunteers' immigration advice, filling out immigration forms, and drafting legal documents for a cases

Please support the LUM Immigration Clinic with a financial contribution and help LUM care for and love the sojourners in our community (Lev 19:33-34).
Immigration Clinic Awarded Two Gifts
$13,000 Donated to LUM Immigration Clinic
The LUM Immigration Clinic has recently received two gifts totaling $13,000 to support the operating budget.
The first gift came from the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. The Diocese donated $10,000 to the LUM Immigration Clinic to be used to support the operating budget in 2022.

Special thanks to Bishop Timothy Doherty and the entire Diocese for their continued support of the good work from the LUM Immigration Clinic and the annual Port of Hope fundraising event.
The second gift came from the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. LUM applied for a grant and was awarded $3,000. The grant will be applied towards the current fiscal year's budget of the LUM Immigration Clinic.

The Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is a non-partisan state agency working toward economic, educational, and social equality, including promoting cooperation and understanding. ICHLA identifies, measures and reviews programs, supports legislation and researches challenges and opportunities affecting the Hispanic & Latino community. ICHLA identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor and legislature.

LUM is grateful for the work of ICHLA and their support of the LUM Immigration Clinic.
LUM Logo Launch Event - Friday, June 11
As LUM celebrates 49 years of ministry to the Greater Lafayette community, the leadership is ready to “Launch” a new look, a new logo and a new brand.
At the LUM Logo Launch, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, will honor the enduring legacy of Lafayette Urban Ministry. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of LUM, the new logo signifies a new era with the unwavering commitment to offer help and hope to our neighbors in need. Please join us for this historic event and renew your commitment to serving the Greater Lafayette community with LUM. RSVP by emailing your name and the number in your party to
Volunteer Afternoon Receptionists Needed
Daytime Volunteer Opportunity - Biweekly
If you’re interested in a recurring, daytime service opportunity, consider becoming a Volunteer Afternoon Receptionist at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Volunteer Afternoon Receptionists are needed each weekday from noon to 4:30 p.m. — and some weekday mornings.

Normally, Volunteer Afternoon Receptionists work every two weeks on the same day of the week. They greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). LUM maintains healthy COVID-19 protocols for a safe environment.

Sign Up Today - If you are interested, please email or call Terri Anderson, LUM office manager/volunteer coordinator ( | 765-423-2691). If you need more information, click HERE.
Be A Volunteer LUM Camp Counselor
Experience the Best Week of Your Summer
Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?
LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp. 

Counselors are needed from 11 a.m. Monday, July 26 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31. Make this the year that YOU make a difference in the lives of local children. To learn more about becoming a LUM Volunteer Camp Counselor, click HERE.